You might remember that last year I made this shawl.
Splendid Triangle Shawl in black Lionbrand Homespun
It's big, simple and made out of yarn that I didn't particularly like knitting. It comes in beautiful colors, but it's kind of splitty and snaggy. If I didn't knit as tightly as I do, it would probably be fine.
Fast forward to May and this lovely swatch:
Madeline Tosh Merino Light, Tart colorway
I wouldn't have bothered swatching for a shawl, but I was adding beads that aren't in the pattern as written and I wanted to make sure I liked where I put them. I think it turned out pretty well.
When I finished and took it off the needles last weekend, it looked like this.
Where's the beads?
Since I took the time to put all those beads in, I want you to see them.
Here's the beads.
I gave it a nice cool bath, then put it on the rack.
I love whoever thought up blocking wires. So much easier than a blue million pins.
Again with the not seeing the beads. Here:
After it dried, I took it out to lounge in the back yard.
"Aaahhhhhh.... this is nice"
Ready for it's close-up:
I'm pretty happy with it. Except for the two beads towards the bottom along the spine. They bugged me, so I took a hammer to them yesterday and they're gone. Ruthless, yes, but I'm much happier now.
Wendy's Summer Mystery Shawlette
Max tried to help with the blocking.
"I think I look lovely on this, Mama."