Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Blocked and Dry

The camel shawlette is done, fait accompli, blocked, dry and ready for chilly shoulders this autumn and winter.

Blocking did make a difference in the softness of the yarn (not unexpected, I suppose). I tried it on bare skin (my shoulders) last night just to see if it would be itchy or not. I still don't think I'd want this as a scarf around my neck, but as a shoulder covering, I think it will be just fine.

Both John and I love the finished product. It's amazing what you find out about your spouse when you make something like this. His comment included the statement, "I like things that are simple; this is a simple shawl. I like it."

For anyone who might be curious, the "shawl pin" on the shawl isn't a shawl pin of any kind. It's my wedding ring with a small bamboo skewer. I needed something to keep the shawl in place for it's photo shoot. It's all I could come up with as I don't have anything that would qualify as a shawl pin.

So, now that the shawl is finished, I need another simple project to work on when I don't want to concentrate on lace knitting (or have to think about what I'm doing). To that end, I picked up some more sock yarn and started a pair of socks for John. I'll post pictures of that tomorrow. For now, it's time for me to start getting ready for work. Till tomorrow...


  1. It looks beautiful, and definitely autumnal.

  2. What a beautiful shawl. I am certainly looking forward to the pattern when you have it written. Can you give more particulars about the yarn, so I can look for it locally.

    Thank you,


  3. the shawl is just beautiful,I really enjoy reading your blog one of these days I hope to start one myself

  4. OMG!! That is absolutley gorgeous!! I love it! I bet it's so soft warm & cozy too! So jealous!

  5. Your shawlette is just gorgeous and the color change really gives it charactor. Great work!

  6. thank you for sharing this wonderful pattern! your shawlette is beautiful! i just completed the pattern for my s-i-l for christmas. and, i am sure i will be making more. thanks again!