I swore I would finish it so I could wear it this fall. Also, I was getting pretty sick of seeing it sitting there in my knitting basket! I started this one as a travel project when I went to visit my mom a couple years ago, but it turned out not to be the best choice. Sure, it was compact. But the yarn is so fine, and so close to the color of my needle, that working on this in anything but full sunlight was pretty much impossible. And of course, the lace pattern made it not the best choice for social knitting.
You guys have seen this one a couple times before, but here are some FO shots just for good measure.
The obligatory "On the Knitting Chair" shot:
|"Don't sit on it! It's delicate!"|
The "Artfully Rumpled" shot:
|"What? This old thing?"|
The "Faux-keh" shot:
|"Ooooh, I'm an artiste."|
And the shot where you can actually see the stitch pattern!
Believe it or not, my first thought when I draped it around my shoulders last night for the first time was, "I should make another one!"
Yeah, I'm a little nuts.
Edited to add: Here's how I wore it later on in the day!
Even though it's a shawl, I almost always wear shawls as a big scarf. I was glad to have this today - it was a little nippy!
I'm also wearing my Lace Layering Tee for the first time and my coral Ginger skirt for what will probably be the last time this fall, all under this knit blazer I bought from Anthropologie a couple of years ago. You can't really tell in these photos, but the blazer is cream and white striped, with ditsy floral accents in brown, turquoise and coral. And of course I wore my trusty Keen ballet flats, since I did a lot of walking. Sometimes living in the city is the opposite of glamorous!