June 30, 2005

Baskets of Flowers

I know you’ve all seen this before, so I’ll be quick. Finished shawl, pre-blocking:


And a closer shot, which most accurately shows the colour:


Shawl blocking (I really want blocking wires):


Blocked shawl, draped “decoratively” on clothesline:


Another shot of the finished shawl.

And a close-up of some of the baskets.

You’re not getting a modeled shot until the temperature drops below 30C for an appreciable length of time. Suffice it to say that the alpaca is lovely and soft, and that I’m very happy with my first real lace project. Thanks, Dani, for the enabling! I definitely need to make another lace shawl — a bigger one, with more colourful yarn. Hmm…

In the meantime, though, I’m going to be good and finish up my second Bronty, and also try to finish at least one pair of socks for Mark — I’ve got the wool for 4 or 5 pairs sitting around, so I should try to get some forward momentum on those.

In the meantime, Happy Canada Day tomorrow to my fellow Canadians, and anyone who wants to co-opt a holiday. BBQ’s and fireworks, here we come! We’ve truly got some wonderful things to celebrate about this country right now.

Posted by Aven at June 30, 2005 11:46 AM

It turned out lovely. I want blocking wires too, I think it must make blocking all that lace easier.

Posted by: Rebekah at June 30, 2005 12:47 PM

How beautiful! And it will keep you toasty warm through those long damp Maritime winter nights…

Posted by: Sue at June 30, 2005 12:59 PM

One of these days I am going to knit that shawl. Yours turned out lovely! And yes, Happy Canada Day indeed :)

Posted by: kelly at June 30, 2005 01:20 PM

It’s wonderful! The subtle color allows the pattern to show up very well.

Posted by: Toni at June 30, 2005 02:44 PM

Gorgeous Aven! You have to bring it to the SnB next week. I am so glad that someone found a use for the yarn!

Posted by: Dani at June 30, 2005 03:19 PM

The shawl looks lovely!

Posted by: Jennifa at June 30, 2005 03:28 PM

Excellent shawl!!! Was it difficult? I’ve seen a few finished ones and might try some day :) Thank you so much for leaving positive comments for Rachel on my blog, she is so very very happy!

Posted by: shannon at June 30, 2005 05:03 PM

Happy Canada Day, Aven! I hope you have a great day!

Posted by: Stephanie VW at June 30, 2005 05:12 PM

Your FBS is gorgeous!

Posted by: Julie at June 30, 2005 06:51 PM

That shawl is gorgeous, but am I right that you finished it in approximately ONE WEEK? Omg, I am such a slacker.

Posted by: Carrie K at July 1, 2005 01:04 PM


Happy Canada Day.

Posted by: stephanie at July 1, 2005 03:10 PM

Gorgeous shawl, Aven!

Posted by: alison at July 2, 2005 01:27 PM

That’s a really pretty shawl. I like the tweedy nature of the wool; it really makes me think of old baskets with flowers in them.

Posted by: Lydia at July 2, 2005 01:47 PM