Thursday, 31 May 2007
Finished scarf and shawl
This pink/purple concoction is a scarf that I made as a distraction from the endless rounds of the Pi Shawl! It was a fun knit and I gave it away to a friend's daughter when it was done.
This is the Pi Shawl, being blocked. Yes, it's amazing, I actually blocked something. As I don't use wool (being vegan) I rarely need to block anything. However, this shawl is partly natural fibre - 50% cotton, 50% acrylic - so I washed it and stretched it and pinned it out on a towel on the living room carpet (in a low-traffic area). I hoped that the pins wouldn't start to rust overnight and make a mess of the edges! Considering the temperatures we've been having (33 degrees today) it dried quickly.
I was pleased with how it turned out. When I took out the pins, there was a small amount of springback - here it is on a circular table on my deck.
And here is my 8 (nearly 9) year old modelling it so you can get an idea of the size. I will be giving this shawl, and the baby surprise jacket that I made a while back, to a friend who will shortly be a grandmother.