Friday, November 10, 2006

The Moment You've All Been Waiting For...

Wait, WHAT?!?! Is this thing always going to be covered in nipples?! Crap!

Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style, inside out and unblocked.

The miracle of blocking removes the terrifying nipples! Hooray! If I had something black to pin this to, I would have, but sadly no.

This shawl is about the perfect size for me, I think. Not too small, not too big.

And here it is, wrapped sideways. Too bad I can't always look this graceful.

Obligatory stats:
Pattern: Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style
Needles: #6 circular, the grey bendy plastic kind I like
Yarn: 4 oz. fingering weight custom dyed from Blue Swallow Handmade
Size: about 68" x 34"
Modifications: I added 5 extra pattern repeats because I wanted to use up as much yarn as I had. I'm very happy with the size this way. I was frightened of running out of yarn at the very very end so I didn't do one of the rows in the edging, but it's all the same to me.

This is a great project, it comes together fairly quickly, and looks great. I wore it to school today and got some great comments, particularly from our secretaries, who decided I should open a boutique! Haha. As if I could pay boutique rent... but seriously, anybody wanna go in with me? We can make up some patterns, right? We'll be sure to break even, right? Even my students thought it was very nice.

I hope to get some outside photos taken soon, so I can post better looking shots of this thing. Now to choose another lace project from the basket to finish... what do you think, little scarf for Christmas gifts or big scarf for me? There's lots of laceweight sitting around ready to knit in this little apartment.


Dove Knits said...

It's beautiful! The color is stunning. You do look wonderfull graceful, too!

reluctantMANGO said...

Wow. Just wow. You've really outdone yourself! The shawl is stunning, and looks much better without the nipples :)