Stick a fork in it, for it is done.
I finished the Order to Chaos Shawl last night at approximately 7:30 pm.
I used approximately 1500 yards of fingering weight yarn and a US 5 (3.75mm) needle. Specifically, I used Dream in Color Smooshy, in the “Shiny Moss” colorway.
As is my wont, I blocked this baby by steaming the living daylights out of it with my steam iron. Apologies to those of you who requested a YouTube video of said steaming process. I was by myself when I did this so was unable to film it.
Well, Lucy was with me, but her lack of opposable thumbs makes her a lousy camera operator. That and the fact that she is easily distracted.
Anyhow, unblocked, this was about 48″ in diameter. Lightly blocked it measures 60″ in diameter.
I worked up an edging that was more orderly than chaotic, and I’m liking the results.
The pattern will be available for sale in the near future.
From time to time y’all comment on how brave I am to allow Lucy to lounge around on my knits. No bravery involved — Lucy is very much disinclined to do damage to knits.
For starters, she has no front claws. (She was declawed before she came to live with me). And she is a very dainty girl. She has many knitted toys, most of them filled with catnip, and she does not hurt those, either. Rather, she plays with them rather carefully and carries them around as if they were her dolls.
I did start a new lace project, using the yummy pink yarn I pictured in yesterday’s post. That’s the alpaca/shetland blend laceweight that Carol of Black Bunny Fibers gave me when I was in Philadelphia.
But I’ll talk about that tomorrow.
“I want to know which among you were implying that I would harm Momma’s knitting.”