Sunday, July 8, 2007

MONSTER SHAWL!!!!

It all started out innocently enough. I wanted a nice big shawl for myself. Something airy, lacy, pretty. I had the perfect yarn. I started out making one using a pattern using the Solomon Knot. I worked on it steady for days before I realize I had no idea what I was doing. Yes, it looked pretty, but it wasn't what I wanted. I pulled all my work out and started again. HDC on a Q hook, decreasing on each end as I went. I usually never measure what I make, while making it, unless it needs to be a certain size. This is my downfall. While sitting I chained until I though it looked long enough. Draped it across my shoulders, liked how it was and started out to hooking. This was on Friday evening. Today (Sunday) I finish up, slap on a boarder and am pretty please with myself. Then I try it on. It's long, alright. Past my finger tips on both hands. I'm 5'7", the mid point of the shawl comes mid calf on me. I finally get out the measuring tape (the big one) and have my husband help me measure it. Finger end to Finger end, 7 feet. Mid point to mid point, 7 feet. O_O WOW. That's one big shawl. A MONSTER SHAWL!!! I love it, though.

Here's a picture folded, so you can see the stitching, boarder and all of it in on image.

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Here is one stretched out. I couldn't get far back enough in my kitchen to get the whole thing in the picture.

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The yarn was bought in a bulk unknown bag. I don't know what it is or who makes it but I love it and would like more of it. Now, if it would just get cool enough for me to wear it.

1 comment:

MOM said...

Gorgeous! And big!