Another Michelle shawl
Monday September 29th 2008, 11:22 am
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Knit

hunka hunka blob of loveI finished it!  Maybe.

Sometimes you just go back to old favorites: this is the Michelle shawl from “Wrapped in Comfort.” Curious–I did one fewer half-repeat in the main body than in the one in the book, and the effect with the edging came out completely different.  In the book, the edging and the triangles above it form a perfect diamond and the lines are flowing in a connected continuation.  Here, the edging is set apart, more distinct from the body.  Such a small change, and yet it’s so different, and it totally fascinates me.

Here’s what the shawl looked like last night and this morning. I’m debating re-blocking it with my wires to sharpen the points or to rinse it down again and round it out instead.  Haven’t decided.  Baby alpaca is drapy by nature, silk tends to sag…but I do like points.


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Miss Alison,

Are you coming up to see Stephanie in Santa Rosa this Saturday? I hope so as I’d like to actually meet you and get you to sign my copy of your book too.

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 09.29.08 @ 1:22 pm

Yes! I will be there. Thanks!

Comment by AlisonH 09.29.08 @ 1:32 pm

I just asked my son if he knew what was in the picture and he said, “A flower”. It’s as lovely as one, for certain.

Comment by Momo Fali 09.29.08 @ 2:04 pm

I think it looks lovely — what a gorgeous, warm color!

Comment by Jocelyn 09.29.08 @ 2:34 pm

How interesting about the difference one repeat made. Somehow it doesn’t compute for me that such a thing could happen. Life is still full of surprises.

Comment by Ruth 09.29.08 @ 5:19 pm

So interesting about the repeat. Thanks for mentioning it. Beautiful shawl

Comment by RobinM 09.29.08 @ 5:25 pm

Yummy Yummy Yummy!

I like droopy points, myself.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 09.29.08 @ 5:50 pm

I vote for the points!! very beautiful.

Comment by karin 09.29.08 @ 6:00 pm

Now you know that I’m going to give a big thumbs-up on the color, right? Seriously yummy, ma’am!

Comment by Lynn 09.29.08 @ 7:01 pm

The shawl is absolutely gorgeous. I may be a good knitter but terrible at blocking lace items. I have the wires, etc. but have difficulty getting on the floor to do it and I have no other space I can use.

Comment by Joansie 09.30.08 @ 5:26 am

Knitting is such magic.

Comment by sonya 09.30.08 @ 5:51 am

Love the color. I’m hoping I’ll finish that sweater that no longer hold my attention like it once did today, so I can still finish Fredfoot before we go home…

Comment by Channon 09.30.08 @ 8:08 am

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