Thursday, 9 May 2013

My first shawl

I've wanted to knit a shawl for ages.
Don't really know why, not even sure if I will wear it! But I wanted to knit one anyway.
I bought this lovely green merino wool in a sale, which made me very happy! And then I trawled my way through ravelry looking for patterns that I could use with the yarn.
I settled on this one because I like the combination of the stocking stitch and the frilly edge.
I loved knitting it.
Loved the easy-peasy stocking stitch.
Loved the wiggly edge.
Loved it.
Right up until I cast off.
Then it looked horrid. Small and shrively. Urgh, I was sooo disappointed! I blocked it. Firmly! I hoped very, very hard that there would be a blocking miracle.

And there was!
It was totally, utterly transformed.
It looked better. It felt better.
I love it again!
I took some lovely swishy washing-line photos, just because.



  1. I love your swishy washing line photos - what an adorable shawl I love the colour. I want to knit one now x

  2. What a gorgeous shawl. You have done such a beautiful job with it.
    M x

  3. Congratulations!!!!! Your shawl is perfect!!!! I hope you do wear it. I love them when it is chilly.

    p.s. I just noticed that you are a no-reply blogger and I've been replying to your comments on my blog by email. ooooops :( I guess they are out in the email black hole somewhere. I'll remember to reply to your comments in the comment thread :)


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