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Call the Doctor! I’ve got finish-itis

September 22, 2007

I have been a finishing fiend lately. Spurred on my the completion of my daughter’s Hedwig’s Lace socks, I have been clearing needles like crazy.

Wednesday, I finished Summer Shawlette. I got it blocked today. This is my first wet blocking of real lace. I am amazed at what wet blocking does to the looks of lace.

Here is the shawl blocked and drying. The color is a little wonky because the flash insisted in firing.

And here is the stole on my trusty knitwear model Suzy. Suzy is a much better model than my kids because she doesn’t mind standing really still.

I really love this pattern and am very pleased with my results. I am going to wear it tomorrow to worship.

I also finished two Irish Hiking Scarves. These are part of my Christmas gift stash. The blue one is for my nephew. It was originally intended for my brother the football coach since this is his school color but it turned out a bit shorter than I planned because I ran out of yarn -oops. Apparently this wasn’t a whole skein. The other one is for either my SIL or my BIL depending on how the mood strikes me at the moment I start wrapping presents.

This photo is while they are still OTN but they really didn’t change much after they were cast off so I didn’t take another photo.

I was hoping to have MS3 completed by now but it is not cooperating with me. I made a mistake and then dropped a stitch on one of those infernal double decreases and I can’t seem to get it back to normal. I am seriously considering ripping back to the end of the cat’s paw section and knitting the variation that doesn’t have the eyelet row. It is in time out again.

While MS3 is in timeout, I am working fiendishly to finish Indigo Ripples. I ripped back the lace section and reknitted it because I made a mistake somewhere that I couldn’t easily correct. I found out that the mistake was actually in the pattern. That could explain why I couldn’t get the numbers to match. I am much happier with the reknit. Hope to be reporting that it is finished very soon.

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21 Comments leave one →
  1. Knitman permalink
    September 25, 2007 1:08 am

    such beautiful work.

  2. Knitman permalink
    September 25, 2007 1:08 am

    such beautiful work.

  3. Lia Nord permalink
    September 25, 2007 7:12 am

    The shawl is really lovely–so soft and lacey! I scrolled down and was surprised to see that it was made of wool (not that wool can’t be soft and lacey, obviously.) You have finished a lot of beautiful pieces. What a nice feeling!

  4. Lia Nord permalink
    September 25, 2007 7:12 am

    The shawl is really lovely–so soft and lacey! I scrolled down and was surprised to see that it was made of wool (not that wool can’t be soft and lacey, obviously.) You have finished a lot of beautiful pieces. What a nice feeling!

  5. N. Maria permalink
    September 25, 2007 12:38 pm

    I love the shawlette! I want to make a couple for me to keep me warm while I knit.
    What yarn did you use and what was your gauge? I’m am so curious and want you to take the guess work out for me. :)

  6. N. Maria permalink
    September 25, 2007 12:38 pm

    I love the shawlette! I want to make a couple for me to keep me warm while I knit.
    What yarn did you use and what was your gauge? I’m am so curious and want you to take the guess work out for me. :)

  7. Tabitha permalink
    September 25, 2007 12:47 pm

    The yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. I don’t remember the gauge before blocking. It was closer to the gauge of the pattern than you would suspect. Wool of the Andes is a worsted weight yarn and I think that the yarn in the original pattern was lighter weight yarn. I didn’t add to the pattern but since I was using heavier yarn I blocked pretty aggressively. I like the lacy feel that it has but it is still surprisingly warm. I see another one in my future

  8. Tabitha permalink
    September 25, 2007 12:47 pm

    The yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. I don’t remember the gauge before blocking. It was closer to the gauge of the pattern than you would suspect. Wool of the Andes is a worsted weight yarn and I think that the yarn in the original pattern was lighter weight yarn. I didn’t add to the pattern but since I was using heavier yarn I blocked pretty aggressively. I like the lacy feel that it has but it is still surprisingly warm. I see another one in my future

  9. Becky permalink
    September 25, 2007 5:40 pm

    Wow! How did I miss this post? That is a beautiful shawl!

  10. Becky permalink
    September 25, 2007 5:40 pm

    Wow! How did I miss this post? That is a beautiful shawl!

  11. Becky permalink
    September 25, 2007 5:40 pm

    Wow! How did I miss this post? That is a beautiful shawl!

  12. wildflower38 permalink
    September 26, 2007 12:20 am

    what a beautiful shawl!

  13. wildflower38 permalink
    September 26, 2007 12:20 am

    what a beautiful shawl!

  14. wildflower38 permalink
    September 26, 2007 12:20 am

    what a beautiful shawl!

  15. Diane permalink
    September 26, 2007 9:35 pm

    Your shawl looks wonderful. Love the color. Isn’t blocking like magic? You take an ok looking knit item, add water, pin it out, let dry, and you end up with a fantastic work of art.

  16. Diane permalink
    September 26, 2007 9:35 pm

    Your shawl looks wonderful. Love the color. Isn’t blocking like magic? You take an ok looking knit item, add water, pin it out, let dry, and you end up with a fantastic work of art.

  17. Diane permalink
    September 26, 2007 9:35 pm

    Your shawl looks wonderful. Love the color. Isn’t blocking like magic? You take an ok looking knit item, add water, pin it out, let dry, and you end up with a fantastic work of art.

  18. cmm permalink
    October 1, 2007 9:54 am

    This shawl is a work of art and I am so jealous! It is absolutely beautiful.

    I am so glad that you mentioned it is Wool of the Andes, as I have been holding off on an order for some. Now I KNOW I will have to get some.
    Catherine

  19. cmm permalink
    October 1, 2007 9:54 am

    This shawl is a work of art and I am so jealous! It is absolutely beautiful.

    I am so glad that you mentioned it is Wool of the Andes, as I have been holding off on an order for some. Now I KNOW I will have to get some.
    Catherine

  20. Marcia permalink
    October 1, 2007 4:59 pm

    Gorgeous shawl! and Suzy did a wonderful job modeling it.

  21. Marcia permalink
    October 1, 2007 4:59 pm

    Gorgeous shawl! and Suzy did a wonderful job modeling it.

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