I'm Laura. I am a gamer, a bookworm, a knitter, a spinner, a tatter, a seamstress, pierced, tattooed, musical, vehemently geeky and occasionally ineptly artistic. She/her.
FO: Snowflakes in Cedarwoods
Posted at 12 Oct 2010 08:00:23 PM
It's hard to know how to start blog posts like these.
We'll go with "Done", then, and see where it gets us.
Pattern: Snowflakes in Cedarwoods by Anne Hanson
Yarn: Baruffa Cashwool, 3000 yards
Needles: Circular US #3 for the body, Circular US #2 + US #2 DPN for the edging
Actually, I finished over a week ago. September 27th, 2010 - which means I came in just under the wire for finishing inside of a year. My Ravelry records indicate that I cast on last year, on October 1st.
I can't praise Anne's patterns highly enough. They are unfailingly clear, well-written, errata-free, and well laid-out. I had the good fortune to meet her briefly at this year's Maryland Sheep and Wool, and she is just as lovely as she seems from her blog and patterns! I very much look forward to taking one of her classes someday.
I'm not ashamed to admit that blocking was a heinous nightmare. Now I understand why people build blocking frames if they plan to do this sort of thing multiple times! I had to fold it into quarters (while soaking wet - rather a neat trick) to pin block it on our spare queen sized bed. I have wires, but just couldn't make them work through four layers of wet lace. I'm happy with the edging; less so with the very center... but darned if I'll block it again this century.
The final dimensions: 70" per side, 4900" square.
I took it out to Bud Weil Park last week on a much-needed day off from work, and we had a little photoshoot. I think it deserved it. :-)
I've some more photos from the same shoot, different project - but those will have to wait another couple of weeks to see the light of day. Stay tuned!
On 12 Oct 2010 11:18:06 PM, Ann
Absolutely gorgeous! What an accomplishment. I'm seriously green with envy.
On 13 Oct 2010 09:11:38 AM, Ali
Fabulous to see it blocked! How much yarn did you have left in the end?
Would love to see it on Saturday at knitting morning.
On 04 Nov 2010 09:35:36 AM, ADW said...
Great to see it, Laura. Not quite sheep to shawl, but I was there to see the beginning of it, and was there when you saw the one at the festival, and you put your finger on a certain spot and said, I'm making this, and I'm right THERE. It is just beautiful. Do you dare wear it?
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