Tuesday, June 06, 2006


The wedding shawl is growing by leaps and bounds. Or by dc's and ch's. Or by whatever means with which you want to define growth. This is what it looked like before, and here is what I have now:

Round eleventyhundred, or maybe 19, posing on the amazing chenille blanket made for me by my sister Laura.

A not-so-great picture of the whole thing. It's hard to photograph it without help now that it's getting bigger.

Here it is, folded in half which is probably how I'll wear it. (I don't know... I'm making up everything about this shawl as I go along) It's still not as big as I want it--it doesn't reach my elbows when I wear it around my shoulders, and I'm out of yarn now. Oh darn, I have to go to the yarn store and purchase more yarn. How troubling.

I'm aiming to make the points a little bigger and lacier, and I'm checkout out doily patterns on this here internet to see what people have done to make a really stunning point/border thing, and I'm thinking: why the hell didn't I just use a doily pattern in the first place? Bigger hook + fatter yarn = instant shawl.

Things to remember next time I make one of these things. Which will be never.


Pica said...

Brilliant. Gorgeous. And your rows are $%&*ing perfect! That never happens to me when doing stuff in the round!

SheCrochets said...

Beautiful! I hope you post some type of pic of it with your dress; I would love to see how it all looks together.

Brandy said...

That is simply gorgeous. It is just stunning. Very nice job. When I made doilies some of the finishing rows I did was a picot. And that would look wonderful on your shawl.