Please raise your hand if you totally suck at working a pattern. Nobody? ME… I’m the doof!
While I have finished my girlfriend’s wedding shawl (((original post here))), THE wedding shawl, it’s totally too BIG. Ugh. I had an awesome time working on it and maybe that’s what I should be focusing on, but after I gave it a soak and got it on the blocking mat, seems that it’s roughly TWICE the height she wanted. So, I’m hoping that just blocking for the points on the end will be enough. It’s laid flat with the ceiling fan going, so I should know by tonight whether it will be a bust or not. I’m totally not ripping it back a repeat. If I do that, I’d have to redo the edging, assuming I rip back to the right row.
Sorry about the really unnatural looking pic, but I wanted to make the stitches stand out. Actually, I’m really please with how it came out…. but it’s just really big…. and I could not pull on it hard enough to make really nice points. Want to see a thing of beauty? You can’t see the silver in this, but the yarn is Kraemer’s Sterling Silk and Silver, in Tuxedo colorway, which is really a nice black. This is real sterling silver inter woven into the yarn. Unfortunately, because of having problems sourcing the silver for this yarn, Kraemer’s has changed it a bit. I heard that now they are using artificial metallic fibers for the silver part, but on the up side, the new yarn, itself is supposed to be softer feeling.
It’s settled. I’m going to HAVE to make another one for me. Maybe next year. I’ve got so many projects waiting in the wings… BUT if a wedding pops up in the next couple of years, this will be my shawl.
Okay, I guess that’s enough. I feel better now…. just hoping Paula still likes it. If she totally hates it, I get to keep it… weeeeee~!