Thursday, February 26, 2009

New shawl is finally done!

I have finally finished the last lace point on the shawl and blocked it--woo hoo!! I have a love of deep lace on my shawls, but it takes forever to knit. I love this version of my Red Dog Redux shawl, made of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in Blueberry Mix as the main color and Noro Kureyon Sock yarn as the contrast color. The half-circle shape is fun to knit and wraps around me in chilly reception halls like it was tailored for my body.

Both the rose shawl (which is the original version and which won first place in handspun knitted shawl category in 2005 at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival) and the brown shawl are knit with my handspun yarn.

I wish I'd remembered to pack the brown one when we were in LA for BILs wedding last year. The day of the wedding it dipped to 50 degrees--shocking in LA but still manageable for us Pittsburghers. The poor bride was freezing, tho, as she had to stand around outside for 2 hours while the wedding portraits were taken, wearing a sari and little red slippers. I spent over an hour wishing I had the brown shawl to wrap around her--maybe she wouldn't have come down with flu the next day?

ETA: The pattern is available on my Etsy site but is not yet available on Ravelry--has to do with glitches and other stuff that Casey does that I don't even PRETEND to understand.


Jen said...

So beautiful! Congrats on completion of such a pretty shawl!

Gina - RoseThistleArtworks said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! It looks so wonderful, warm, fashionable, and I bet it's incredibly soft, too. Poor bride. :( I hope she got over her flu soon. Thanks for joining Fiber Arts Friday Carnival

Alpaca Granny said...

Beautiful shawl. I need to go look at your pattern.

Terry said...

Beautiful job Feisty!
Hats of to all of you intricate shawl knitters. I am in awe of your patience and attention to detail.