Yesterday I finished my Aestlight Shawl.
When I finished the body of it and looked at the edging chart, I decided I really didn’t care for the pattern as written, so I subbed my own edging. It’s actually the edging I winkled together for The Exonumist’s Shawl (Ravelry link).
Before blocking, my Aestlight had a wingspan of 54 inches and measured 22 inches down the center back.
After blocking, its wingspan increased to a whopping 84 inches and the length grew to 36″ down the center back.
It looks a little lopsided in the blocking photo — that’s due to the angle. After crawling around on my hands and knees to pin it out and adjust it I felt a bit woozy and was disinclined to stand on a chair to achieve a proper bird’s-eye shot.
I made the larger size from the pattern and it used just over 1.5 skeins of Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock.
It’ll no doubt shrink a little after I unpin it, because I’ve stretched it out to within an inch of its life.
And a couple of minutes past midnight last night, I started the cast-on for the Enchanted Wood Shawl.
But I’ll talk about that tomorrow.
Thanks for all your kind comments about my upcoming book. I’m so pleased that so many of you have pre-ordered it! I do hope you are going to love it as much as I do!
For those of you who were concerned because there are no photos of Lucy in the book, rest assured that she is not being ignored. In fact, she has been immortalized by a famous painter and her likeness is where it belongs, in a museum, where she can be admired by millions.