Thursday, January 14, 2010

Shawl update

I know you're all wondering:

When is Mary going to finish her trainer's Christmas shawl???

I mean, when you think of all the things Carol has done for me and my health in the past year - the past four years really - she totally deserves not to have to wait eleven months for it like my aunt did with her last year's birthday hat.

(I did mention the hat is finished now and she loved it, right?)

So I want to reassure you that I finally resolved the technical errors therein by ripping it back nearly to the beginning and starting over, paying attention to the pattern this time, and remembering to put in all the yarn overs. And now it looks like this:

It's probably big enough to cover part of one whole shoulder, don't you think?

Ah, progress.

(I finished another hat yesterday too, but all I can say about that is how impressed I am with myself for pulling that off and still having time to take a pic of the shawl and drink hot chocolate. Went a little short on sleep, but you can't have everything... not all in one place anyway.)


Minding My Own Stitches said...

Very beautiful yarn for your shawl ... it's going to be gorgeous!

Mary Keenan said...

Ohhh, thank you! Yes, it's beginning to pain me a little that I'll be giving it away ;^)

Anonymous said...

That's not the yarn that was part of the adventure sweater is it? (I'd hate it to be that)

And... I bet when it's blocked it will cover a bit more than part of a shoulder, too.

Karen said...

I embiggened the photo, and liked the yarn and the shawl even more that way! I know what you mean about giving it away -- painful, but as I'm discovering, it is actually possible to have too many knitted scarves/shawls. Plus, Carol really does deserve something nice!

Mary Keenan said...

Aha! yes, it is from the Adventure Sweater, and that means the matching stripey yarn would make a perfect gift for Carol next Christmas... maybe a lace little shell of a vesty thing to layer over a T and under the shawl?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you are the kind of person who would frog things and then give them to your friends. Sheesh, Mary - I'm shocked.

Mary Keenan said...