Sunday, April 22, 2007

The finished product

As I mentioned in my last post, forest canopy shawl is finished.

I loved this little project and would strongly recommend it to anyone starting lace. Very straight forward, lovely product.

I like the pointy little edges...

and the overall body design. Definitely a pattern I'd consider knitting again.

Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl
by Susan Pierce Lawrence
Koigu KPM (100% merino wool), color 2343 (sage green) dye lot 114
1 1/2 skeins
US size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle
unstretched off the needles: 30 in x 17 in x 17 in
stretched and pinned: 48 in x 32 in x 32 in
final size: 47 in x 30 in x 30 in
started April 5, 2007
finished April 18, 2007

Yesterday I visited my LYSs, in part, to look for a shawl pin for the modeling and for the wearing (which I plan for work tomorrow). I realized I know nothing about shawl pins (laugh). I ended up purchasing a simple, 7" stick pin that will do the job but I think is a bit long. Perhaps I need to research this a bit more.

My visits also focused on my next projects. Over the past several days I've accumulated quite a stack of swatches, but still haven't found gauge for the somewhat cowl or the bamboo green tea raglan in the Spring Interweave Knits. But... since then I purchased Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel. I love the sweaters in this book and have picked out several that I'd like to try. (I have my heart set on joining the Fitted Knit Along too). I set out on a search yesterday for a local source for project supplies. Unfortunately I found none and ended up ordering online for a couple of projects. I'm still on the lookout for others and may have my LYS order for me.

The agenda for the rest of today... celebrating earth of course! I've talked about our commitment to sustainable living before, but it's always good to have a day to reflect and consider what else we could do. With the death of bees, I worry more and more about the future of the planet (not to mention the survival of humans). Time for me to renew my commitment to a more sustainable lifestyle and to appreciate what the earth provides.


Susan said...

The shawl is beautiful. Great job!


Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Is that the place you got the pattern? I may just have to get a copy! I didn't get over to Knitwitz on Saturday, they probably wondered where I was, I'm there just about every Saturday recently!


*** hunzer *** said...

Beautiful work Liz!