I was going to save this for a rainy day but you know what? Turns out it's raining today. Plus, who doesn't need a bright green Zing in the middle of the week?
So here it is: I blocked the mystery KAL shawl.
Tough to get a picture of it on, by myself:
But rewarding, since there are so many different mystery stitches in it.
I got a friend to take up the camera, but only for a minute, so this is all there is of that.
Blocking it was a challenge because I had insufficient horizontal space for this much wing (I'm sorry, but there is No Way Whatsoever that I will ever pin out a blocked item on my bed; naps take priority even over knitting.) So I folded it in half. This made it possible to keep each point symmetrical from one side to the other without any extra blocking wires - with which I have a traditional love/hate relationship - but it also left a fold line down the middle of the shawl
The Pattern: Liz Abinante's Roxanne
The Yarn: Biscotte & Cie's Super Bambou, in an exclusive club colourway
The Modifications: This shawl takes a whole whack of yarn as written, but luckily Super Bambou comes in 115g skeins resulting in more yarn for me. Also it has a lot of bamboo in it, and bamboo will stretch during blocking, thank goodness. So all I had to do was leave out the last repeat of the last chart - there should be another row of lace along the perimeter - and change the recommended bindoff to a superstretchy version.
(hope your day is lovely, even if you do have rain like me!)