a little ketchup
I've been working on the first shawl in my Y3 small shawl subscription, but this had to happen as I was catching up with other sekrit things, so I didn't blog much. I'm happy to say that one sekrit thing has come out - for my club
and another is on its way in early September (I think you all will love this one!).
And so here are a few pics to catch you up on the first shawl from my new series! I started out green
and added a gorgeous rich golden-orange.
I worked and worked on it, (particularly happy to have it while being stuck on the highway for six hours after a mudslide cut us off from home), and it got bigger and bigger. I added an understated edging.
And then it was time to block.
I studied it from all angles.
I pinned out each point.
And after it was pinned out, I moved it outside, where it dried in under 2 minutes in the high desert sun.
I wore it while I was weaving in ends (Mr. Romi likes the AC higher than I do) and I love it. It's big and cushy and soft and it wraps around my neck in the nicest way. The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy Sock and it's available from my partner in crime, Jimmy Beans Wool. The wonderful Kristen has put together some other great color combinations as well.
There will be more, but right now I am back to work on catch-up!