Seriously, I did a double take after I added it all up...
|My very technical 'back of an envelope' method of calculating.|
|The remaining beads at the bottom.|
Yarn: Circulo Yarns - Clea, which I won in a blog comp over at Punto Reves. Thank you Natalia!!
Unblocked measured 143cm (~56") x 62cm (~24") (130cm (~51") x 52cm (~20") before the edging)
Wet blocked to ~178cm (70") x ~89cm (35") as instructed in the pattern.
I blocked this by soaking for about an hour first in warm water with a bit of detergent, then rinsing well in warm water, rolling up in a towel to absorb the extra water and finally stretching the hell out of it and pinning it to some cardboard covered with towels.
|Many beads gave their lives in the blocking of this shawl.|
|Before blocking, scrooched up.|
|The Kitten approves of this highly valuable retro artefact.|
This took me 62 days to make, most of it done during my commute to and from work. That's about 15m (~ 50') and about 50 beads a day!! Row 7 of the border was probably the most painful, I added a beat to every sc, dc and tr.
"Design Feature" (read: mistake....)
I'm pretty annoyed at myself as I made a similar mistake that I did last time. The spine was straight thist ime, but for some reason, when it came time to make the border, I didn't have the right amount of shells and 5-ch spaces. The edging is made up of a large motif and a small motif, and because the number of pattern repeats wasn't right, I had to fudge it to get the motifs to work. It's not noticeable, just annoying. There was no way I was going to frog and re-do those beads because if it!
Anyways, I love my shawl, and I think I'm addicted to crocheting lace (just trying to settle on a pattern for the leftover yarn from the wedding shawl... leaning towards the South Bay Shawlette)
And now onto the pretty pictures!
|Before and after!|
|Trying to casually look at the river while my sister takes photos, hoping no one from work also on their lunch break sees me and judges my impromptu photo shoot.|