Thursday, October 25, 2007

Look what I finished!

The Print 'O the Wave shawl has been on the needles for a very long time. I'm quite sure I was still in school when I started it, which, for some reason, seems like it was a long time ago. I love everything about this pattern, except, of course, the errata in the border. I swear I thought I was doing something wrong. After about the third or fourth attempt, I realized it might not be me!

Then I ran out of yarn while working on the border... I didn't have money to buy more until just recently, and then it was a question of time. Well, I made some time, mostly on the way to Rhinebeck to work on it and just yesterday I finished it up, sewed in the ends and blocked it.I had to block it on my bed. It's the only place that's soft enough for the pins to go in, in a room that I can shut the door from the cats! There's nothing like cats to ruin a good blocking session.

My friends, it turned out amazing. So light and yet so warm! Not to mention the feel is amazing. It is merino laceweight after all.Here it is all opened up.

And then, of course, the model shot!
I do believe I'm addicted to lace...

22 comments:

Meike said...

Oh, the shawl is so beautiful!!! I'm so impressed!

Toni said...

Gorgeous!!!! What will your next lace project be?

Jenny Raye said...

Gorgeous work! Well done!!!

Katy said...

It's beautiful! Really, really lovely--and you're just coming into the season to wear it.
I saw you from afar at Rhinebeck but then you ran off. Next year!

chris said...

Oh! It's just Stunning! What a beautiful shawl you've knit there - I'm in awe!

Cathy said...

That is really pretty! Great color, too.

Knittripps said...

Wow. It is stunning! I have been eyeing that pattern myself. What will your next lace project be?

Leigh said...

It is gorgeous! Beautifully done and a great color choice.

Carole Knits said...

It's gorgeous! I picked up some laceweight from Judy (ball and skein) last weekend and I think it will be perfect for this stole.

JessaLu said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Laura said...

Beautiful indeed! And there are worse things to be addicted to! Now you've put me in the mood to start my lace project I have in the queue.

erica said...

Wow, it's beautiful! I love lace! You've reminded me that I need to refinish my shawl from the spring. Enjoy your new shawl and definitely wear it proudly.

PS. Thank you so much for your sweet message.

Webbies said...

Wow, I just can't get into laceweight....I am soooo jealous :) Beautiful work!

emily said...

it's bee-u-tiful!

Laurie said...

Beautiful!

However, I think the cats would beg to differ and say that they add to the beauty of blocking. :-)

Lynne said...

oooh pretty! One day I will make one. One day.
Looks like you had fun at Rhinebeck, and by the sounds of it elsewhere too! I'll let you get away with not blogging much :-)

keri said...

That is beautiful - great job!

Erin said...

It is stunning! I love the purple too.

Felicia said...

Beautiful!

Ginger said...

Very beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Okay, we all agree that the shawl is beautiful, but you must be spending WAY too much time with the new boy or you would have blogged again by now. I'm concerned. I have no evidence to go on, but experience tells me that you just have to keep a grip on your own life, even in the blush of new love.

More tips on navigating the shoals of relationships as you go, if you want them. From a male perspective. Because men, at this stage of evolution, are still sadly lacking in so many ways.

LisaB said...

Very beautiful!