Here is Kiri in her unblocked state:
Here is a close-up of the bound-off edge:
Here is Kiri being blocked:
Here is Kiri being worn by Gwendolyn:
While pinned out for blocking, my Kiri was about 83″ across the top edge and 42″ down the center back. Once released from its pins, it shrunk a little, but it’s still a nice large shawl.
My skein was 106 grams in weight so I had 26 grams of yarn leftover. (Are you impressed with how skillfully I figured that one out?) I could have probably done 2 more repeats of the leaf pattern, but I’m glad I stoppedwhen I did — I like the finished size very much.
Tales From the Stash
Several of you asked me how I store my stash. As you could see from the stash peek-a-boo photos, most of it is in plastic bags. Some are the bags the yarn came in, some are bags reclaimed from other items, some are ziplock bags. Nothing is really airtight, as I think it’s a good idea to let the yarn breathe. I don’t have any problems with moths (thankfully!).
How did I acquire my stash? Some of it was purchased with particular sweaters or other projects in mind. Some was acquired “just because.” When purchasing, I just kind of try to figure out how much I’ll need for a sweater or a shawl, and buy enough. So far, that’s worked pretty well for me. I don’t have any good method of organization, like a database. I rely on my memory. Scary, huh?
Lucy colorway on Lucy original!