Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Knitting Mojo Was Good Last Night

So last night, the knitting mojo was just great. I met Renee over at Starbucks and she got over 2 inches done on a new tank top, plus about the same on a sweater coat and I managed to finish a pair of socks. Prior to heading over there, I blocked Kiri as well. Before I get to that though, here's the finished socks:Sorry the picture is so dark. It was late last night and I was ready to go to sleep when I took this picture. I'll get better shots today when Erica tries them on. I'm just glad to be done with these.

Wait, how did more Lorna's Laces get into my stash yesterday? :oPSheesh, another really dark picture. It's the camoflauge colorway, so mostly green and black with a little brown thrown in there for good measure. Darned stuff just seems to find its way into my stash...

Ok, on to Kiri. I spent a good hour yesterday as soon as I got home from work blocking the shawl. It was fairly easy to block anyways, but it definitely grew a lot. Here's the finished shawl, all pinned out and drying:I don't think I could have asked for this shawl to have turned out any nicer. The wool is still a little scratchy feeling to me, but with it being a shawl, I really don't care that much. It still reminds me so much of a sunset. It's a great pattern, well worth knitting. If I could change anything at all, I would have gone up to a size 9 for the bind off so that it had more give to have a more pronounced scalloped edge on the shawl. I'm still thrilled though. Here's a shawl glamor shot:And the best part? I still have enough Kauni to make at least one more shawl. I'm thinking it would make a gorgeous Falling Leaves shawl. If nothing else, it'll be a good Christmas present knocked out of the way too.

Today, I'm casting on for Branching Out. It's the latest KAL of the month for me, so I'm looking forward to the lacy scarf. It'll probably wind up being someone's Christmas present too.

Knit on...

8 comments:

Dana said...

That shawl is gorgeous!!! A Forest Canopy would also be a good shawl to use for the remainder of the yarn. :) Yea you!!!

Ann said...

Oh my god, it's beautiful. So lovely. That was the perfect use of that yarn.

robyn said...

I love the shawl!! I can't wait to see it in person.

trixigrrl said...

that turned out pretty fantastic looking... great work!

and oh, how i love blocking. closest thing to real magic that ever happens to me.

Janis said...

Kiri looks fabulous when blocked! Awesome pairing of yarn and pattern. :)

asterpurl said...

Beautiful!

Mary said...

Your shawl is gorgeous!! I love the colors.

Marsha said...

Beautiful colors! That shawl is absolutely lovely!