Saturday, April 15, 2006

Frost Flowers and Leaves Finally Finished

Eleven balls of KnitPicks Palette in Purple, five repeats of chart 2, and twenty four feet of edging later, yes, the shawl is Done. Or at least almost done... I have some ends to weave in, but that doesn't count as knitting. If it were knitting, I'd've done it by now.

To the right, you see my long-suffering husband displaying the shawl to advantage. It's large, so I needed to find a model bigger than my 10 year old.







On the left, you see the shawl while it's drying. The little ruler in the picture is a yardstick. Underneath is a close-up of the pattern. Pretty, ain't it?


To block it, I ran a piece of crochet cotton through the edging. I think it would work wonderfully if I had used stronger thread (ie, small rope) and if I had something more than quilting pins in carpeting to hold it. I thought about using tent pegs and staking the shawl outside, but decided that would be best done with two people.

I've one more angora headband to do - for a total of 9 - and then that project will be finished. The books did finally reach the end of their editing process ... only to sprout some blatant typographical errors, omissions, and type-setting faux pas (pax? passes? What is the plural of pas? And does faux change to agree with it? Help, O students of French!). They are all taken care of, and I'm ready for my next editing project to arrive. While I wait, I shall knit.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful, gorgeous, magnificent!!!
I'm speechless...

Suzanne in NJ
WTKitters

Deborah said...

Wow! That is so pretty! I might have to try that one myself one of these days.

Kat said...

GORGEOUS!! Your model looks so happy to be displaying it, too. ;-)

Absolutely beautiful! I love the color. You did a great job!

Julie said...

Lovely! I haven't even started mine, despite having purchased the yarn back in the fall. Happy Easter--

tanti said...

that really lovely, great job !! love the motif and the color too :)

congrats!!

tanti said...

that really lovely, great job !! love the motif and the color too :)

congrats!!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous purple, wonderfully large! Great job :)

janine said...

Beautiful job. After seing the size of yours I will only be doing 5 repeats of the chart as well _ I'm only 5ft 1" tall!

Tracey, in MI said...

Scrolled down... you're knitting is amazing--- and PROLIFIC!

You win the FO award in my book anyways ;)

I have gathering of lace Frost flowers has been on my radar--- but now I'm SOOOOO tempted! (well- and jealous- yours was in my favorite color!) beautiful!

Sydney said...

Carolyn, this looks beautiful. Great job! But ... I am sorry to say that I have no idea how to pluralize faux pas. :)

Becky said...

Oh, my gosh!!! This is stunningly beautiful!!
Can you tell me where you got the pattern? I would really like to obtain it myself.

Carolyn said...

Sure, Becky. The pattern comes from A Gathering of Lace, edited by Meg Swansen. There's a Yahoo group for people making the shawl, and if you use Frost Flowers and Leaves, you'll get some lovely photos of the shawl in other yarns. It really is a gorgeous shawl, and the rest of the book has lucious patterns as well.

Carolyn said...

Awrk. I meant to write "if you use Frost Flowers and Leaves as search terms at Google, you'll get some lovely photos ..."