Over at the old blog, I showed you some in progress shots of my summer take-along project. A shawl, to be specific, Different Lines by Veera Valimaki. It’s a super simple knit, but a very fun FO. The final rows take forever- so if you want to make one of your own, consider yourself warned.
I bound off the shawl a week or so ago, and blocked it over the last weekend. Even though we’ve had temps in the high 90s for the last few days, I decided to debut it today. I had a seminar for work, as well as a meeting with the other 2 panelists for a presentation I’ll be giving (work again) next month… And I’m happy to say that I got a slew of compliments on the shawl (including my all time fave- where did you buy it?- because that lets you wow folks when you casually say, oh, I just finished knitting it a few days ago…) That made those seemingly endless final rows seem much more worth it.
Then my mom came by so we could go see The Help together (while several of my favorite parts of the book were left out, overall it was fantastic), and I roped her into photo duty. Ta-da!
Even though the Wasabi green jitterbug is totally out of my normal color range, I think I can safely say that this shawl will be getting a ton of use. And I have enough Bright Charcoal left for some yummy socks, to boot.
(PS that was my only mod on the pattern- I went 3 stripes longer, and used way more of the main color- abt 1.5 skeins- and more of the accent color- abt 1.25 skeins- as well.)