Friday, August 19, 2011

Spoiler Pictures: Escapist part two

Since part two was published - what, 10 days ago?  11?  I'm probably not ruining anything for anybody but just in case, la la la...

Okay, are you sitting down?

In my near-bulky handspun, this shawl is turning into a giant puff. 

It isn't going to be a shawl so much as a hug, but at least I've able to get it to the same size as every part of my original shawl; I'll add extra repeats of something if it looks like I have any yarn left.  Also, this is superwash fiber.  Maybe it will stretch out bigger after blocking.


ahhhhh. I am so happy I spun these two ropes of fiber together.

On the other hand, I have been panicking a bit about my choice of contrast colour for the Vermont shawl. 

Fortunately I got a good way into Part Three yesterday, complete with second stripe which seems to balance it better.  Also, while I was at that cottage last week I looked up at the leaves filtering sun down to where I was and they were glowing in pretty much this shade of green. I'm going to take that as A Sign.

In my opinion it looks prettier, aka less rumpled, in the closeup. 

It's getting so big, I don't know how I'm going to take the picture of Part Three!  But I do know I will have pictures to post, because I got so very much done in the car yesterday.  Go me.


Karen said...

I like 'em both! How many yards of the bulkier yarn did you use?

Mary Keenan said...

I used 101 yards on Part 1, and 89 on Part 2... I'm not getting in all the repeats though, of course. I've been keeping track of all the gory details re. repeats, yardage, and needle size on my project page at Ravelry in case you're thinking of a similar weight ;^)