I did finish the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl yesterday evening, but decided to wait til this afternoon to block it.
Here it is, pre-blocking. It’s 46 inches along the top and 23 inches down the center to the point
It grew nicely — from tip to tip 58 inches along the top, and about 28 inches down the center back to the point.
Sorry about the icky pictures — it was dark when I came home, so hard to get a good pic. But here’s a close-up, taken with the flash:
Yes, this project was a quick, easy, and most importantly, fun knit. I started it Sunday afternoon and cast off right before posting yesterday’s blog entry (but I didn’t feel up to blocking ’til tonight).
Even with Lucy’s supervision.
Going on the needles tonight, some more lace, this time in cream-colored cashmere.
There’s 300 yards in that ball — anyone wanna guess what I’ll be knitting?
The trusty random number generator picked the following winners for this week’s prizes:
Julia B. wins Knitting Rules donated by Nina S.
Anne C. wins 2 skeins (total of 980 yards) of Claudia Hand Painted Kid Mohair in the Woodland Moss colorway, donated by Jackie Hutcherson, The Knitting Hutch.
Shelley G. wins Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Sock Yarn in the Marrakesh colorway: fingering weight sock yarn in a large 4-ounce skein with 550 yards, donated by Deb Kessler, Fearless Fibers.
Imbrium wins handspun yarn and pattern kit: Approximately 2.5 ounces of a soft and warm chocolate brown handspun yarn (45% wool/45% alpaca) with glimmers of golden Tussah silk (10%), plus an accompanying pattern to make the “Klondike” scarf pattern, an original pattern from Beaver Creek Farm. Donated by Anne from How the West Was Spun.
Leigh K. wins Interweave’s Compendium of Finishing Techniques, donated by the staff of Unraveled Richmond.
Lois M. wins Two skeins, merino superwash sock weight yarn. About 220 yards per skein, donated by Rabbitch.
All winners have been emailed. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far, be it money to Heifer or prizes to the raffle.
There’ll be another weekly drawing next Tuesday, of course.
But you’ll have to excuse me now — I’m gonna go snort some wasabi.