Sunday, September 07, 2008

Evergeen Green

This shawl is all the colors of hurricane debris blended up and left curbside for pick-up. Believe it or not, that's a comfort. Gustav left us a little road-weary and extremely grateful for that hurricanes have short life-spans. While we made out just fine, we have yet too hear much about some of the worst hit areas....the land-fall crowd. And just in case you needed to know more about how well New Orleans made it through.....go to New Orleans. We're still a little bitter about how the media handled the rest of state's woes. Breaking news in 08' is NOT the three different industrial canal breaks in New Orleans in 05'. Just sayin'....

Anyhoo, I finished this lovely!!! It's the Evergreen shawl pattern, written by Jolene Treace, and published in Handknit Holidays, by Melanie Falick. I love this book and this pattern is one of many reasons why. The yarn is Gloss Sock (parsley), from KnitPicks; a good over-all yarn for most patterns. It was a total adventure of a knit. The lower band is knit from out-to-in, then the center stitch is knit from bottom-to-top while being attached to the inside of the band. THEN you add the edging. The focus of my concentration was deciphering the pattern and I let perfection go by the wayside. There are many...many errors that I will not go back to count.

It was started in mid-August and was blocked this afternoon. When the yarn hit the warm water, the whole shawl bloomed to three times it's bound-off size. How can you not love that? Anyway, this thing is a big-un', so big that it covered more than half of my bed while blocking. Love...


Blogger Magnolia said...

Susan, that shawl is absolutely gorgeous.

10:41 AM  
Blogger ladylinoleum said...

It's stunning my dear...Happy holidays to you!

10:51 AM  

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