Sunday, January 27, 2008

Victorian shawl

The shawl is finished and blocked and in regular use of an evening while I knit. I was really surprised at just how much it opened out after washing and blocking, but it certainly shows the lace now, and came out at almost the exact size on the pattern - which makes a distinct change for me even when I do hit gauge!

Victorian aran Weight Shawl
Jaeger Matchmaker Aran
modelled by DD

The socks are coming along, I`m just about to turn the heel - I can`t say I`m enjoying making them, the only thing that keeps me going is when I try them on they feel so nice.

Last night I decided to do a little bit of sewing, as I could do with a small needle case to keep in one of my knitting bags, just so I can have a needle and a couple of safety pins holding stitch markers to hand, I got fabric ready and settled down to stich but then discovered I had a little bit of a problem ....


Helen said...

Your Victorian shawl is just beautiful! Very interesting to see lace done in heavier yarn, it works really well there.

The kitty is awwwwesome!!

Queen of the froggers said...

I love, love the shawl. Aran weight lace sounds just perfect to me! So warm and such a great pattern.

Mandella said...

That last photo is so cute. The shawl is absolutely beautiful and I have a sneaking suspicion it's going to be a lot more practical than a finer-gauge one.

Keep going with the socks. Turning a heel is where the magic is for some people.

Sarah said...

Wow - the shawl is glorious, I can just imagine the joy of being snug in that of an evening.

Good luck with the sock and (getting to) your sewing

Silvia said...

yes yes I can see where you problem lies with the Sewing. A certain case of Black/white catteritis has hit your sewing basket!!!
The Shawl is beautifull!! Im jealous xxx

belaybunny said...

wow, I love your shawl, it looks really gorgeous. and aaaaah, doesn't the cat look cute.

dreamcatcher said...

I love the aran-weight shawl, that's been on my list for a while! Cute cat piccie too :-D