Sunday, August 1, 2010

C'est fini!

...except for weaving in the ends then we shall have a picture of me wearing it. This shawl is huge. It is just what I wanted for the fall. All those tedious stitches were worth it! We had company this Civic Holiday weekend.
Daphne was observing an ant on the grape leaf when she wasn't watching me peg this out to dry.
Can you see the beads on the edge? Click to enlarge.
Callaghan, the greying Anubis, watched the whole procedure with disdain.
As I said it is huge. Originally I had 2 skeins of Hand Maiden Fine Sea Silk and a 3.75mm needle. There is a small ball left over.
It is a good idea to take pictures while you are working. I thought I had everything pinned until I took the picture and then spotted the section on the right. Crawling around on my hands and knees and dazzled by the sun I was glad to have the camera for perspective.
Daphne spots a butterfly. She distracts easily.


Knitting-twitter said...

beautiful shawl...

Archies Mum said...

Wow what an amazing shawl. Beautiful pattern on it, and the colour is gorgeous

Helen said...

It looks terrific. I love that pattern. I've got the yarn and everything, I just have to knit it, sigh.

Susan said...

Thank you all for the kind words. It really is a good "take along" project. The pattern repeat is easy to remember and the results well worth it.