Sunday, August 28, 2011

What I did on my travels

Finally! I have blocked the shawls I knit in my trips in July and August. This is the Here Comes the Sun shawl in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Glazed Pecan. Here it is blocking with wires and pins.
Fully blocked and finished. Much prettier after blocking, isn't it?

This is a close-up of the lace pattern.

However, shawls don't have to be blocked to be useful. While I was on vacation, we went to Mackinac Island in Michigan. The morning started cold and windy and I wasn't prepared with a sweater or jacket. But I had my just completed shawl in the car. Voila!
It worked to keep me warm.

The other shawl I completed was Daybreak. The handpainted yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Neon and the tweedy blue is an old skein of Wildefoote in Tom Cat I had picked up on sale somewhere.

In a slightly better light so you can see the real colors. That's all for now....

1 comment:

Yarny Days said...

These shawls are gorgeous!