Sunday, March 18, 2007

Victorian Lace Today - Syrian shoulder shawl

Yes, DONE!! Well, not done as in washed and blocked, but definitely off the needles. Ends woven but not clipped, mistakes repaired - sort of. :) My handspun yarn is thicker than that called for in the pattern, so I truly got a shoulder shawl for a larger person. Good thing, since the recipient is a larger person, as I am.
The shawl is spread out over the bottom half of my Calif King size bed and takes up a good portion of it. I imagine it will be quite a bit larger once blocked. I intend to do that in a couple of weeks - I need the bed to block it on and it has to be dry and removed so we can sleep in the bed.
I've folded back a corner here - which side is supposed to be the "right" side? The attachment of the edging leaves a definite line of sts, two rows of them in fact. I like both sides, so I suppose it really doesn't matter which side winds up showing.
Fleece from NZ Southern Alps natural colored Romney ewe, washed by me and processed by Wooly Knob into easy spinning roving. 1st skein spun at my friend's house in Burbank on my Joy, the rest spun at home on the Reeves frame wheel. It took 4 full bobbins of singles plyed up and I had only a very small amount left over. Plenty of roving, tho, so I can make lots more of this yarn. The color is very hard to photograph - a warm grey leaning towards light tan.

5 comments:

Kat said...

Yay for you!! It looks wonderful! One of these days I'll be able to spin enough for a project. :-)

Paula said...

Lovely work Sande! It's just gorgeous. Now I want to start one, you sure are an enabler!
Paula

Opal said...

Beautiful shawl! It looks wonderfully cozy. I'm sure the recipient will be delighted with it.

Carissa said...

Your shawl turned out really well! It looks like it will be very comfy! I hope the giftee enjoys it!

Leah said...

Really pretty Sande and wow...what a lot of spinning and knitting!