I'm at Camp, but before I left I gave up this beauty to my dear "friend" who has been going through some things the last few years and loves this color as much as I do.
It was meant to come to camp with me for Show and Tell, but two things happened. After blocking, I just was not as happy with the finished edges as I would like to be, I think that is what happens when you rush too much to meet deadlines (thats a whole different blog post) and when I saw her last Friday , I just knew I had to gift it to her.
The pattern is from Wool Gathering #91, Faroese Shawls and is out of Icelandic lace weight yarn. The yarn is a bit scratchy when knitting with it, and more than once I cursed the bind off, but it was well worth the knit and I learned a couple of things along the way.
I have to admit this is NOT my finest work. I cursed the bind off the whole time and am seeking out alternative methods for a stretchy bind off. And trying to figure out the best way to add yarn as you bind off the 400+ stitches along the way. For some reason, spit and splice never works very well for me and the russian join on this is a bit noticeable.
I am hoping to pick some of the finest brains this weekend on this type of shawl and knitting because I see many more of these in my future!
And blocking, I gotta get this blocking done right. It is something that I seldom have patience for and it sometimes comes out in my blocking!
But, it was a nice learning lesson along the way, this first of the Summer of Shawls completed object.