Sunday, June 01, 2008

Crocus Blooms

The blocking stage was reached:
Larger view:

There is a glaring error in the edging that I didn't see until I blocked it and no one will see when wearing, so I'm leaving it in.
The base pattern is Crocus Pocus. With several modifications ala When Harry met Sally "On the side is a very big thing with you." I chose to make mine from Duet Cinnamon Dulce from The Loopy Ewe. Since I rarely get gauge, and on a shawl don't find the need for gauge to be worth the finger pain, I knew the yardage would be insufficient. Consequently I cut some rows from Chart B and Chart C. Then I skipped Chart D (edging) entirely and used the heel/toe yarn to make the Alberta border from Stahman's Shawls. The error is from drowsing in my warm car on a sunny but windy day. Of all the Things I miss most while traveling, I miss my patio.

I am still working the 100 days. But that's another post for another day.


Kim said...

It is beautiful. I love your yarn choice! Hard to tell from the photos - what size did it end up being?

Holly said...

It is so much more fun when it is yours alone. Nice job of matching shawl to edging. What error - I don't see no "frogging" error!

Jennifer said...

Lovely shawl!