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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Summer Lace Shawl: Finished!

Hurrah! My first lace-weight shawl is finished! Looking forward to summer nights sitting on the porch, ice tea with lemon slice in hand, wearing this gorgeous shawl instead of working on it :)

Wish I had a more glamorous backdrop than my garage door to photograph it against, but you work with what you have. I had a deadline to get a picture of this posted for an online class and this was the only place with bright enough, indirect light at photography time.

I do admit to not being thrilled with this while working on it, but its nature changed completely upon severe blocking and it morphed into quite a beautiful shawl. Very instructive project on the nature of lace weight yarn in garments.

Going out for a celebratory lunch today to mark the successful completion of this big project. There are more than 1300 yds of spider-silk thin yarn in this!!! I will, of course, be wearing my new shawl to lunch.

Here's the link to a prior post on this shawl if you're interested in making one of your own.


Grateful4Crochet said...

the shawl looks just beautiful- congratulations on finishing it!!

Judi said...

Love it! You've done a beautiful job with it. Sometimes I find if I've worked on something for a while I know it so well I'm over critical and lose interest too. After a while it becomes like something new and I like it!
I really like yours! Hope you've been enjoying it.
Great work.