15 June 2011

First Shawl = Complete.

Well, I finally did it. I have officially finished my very first shawl.

Well... I finally did it months ago. I only just got around to photographing it. And even now I couldn't be bothered to drag out my real camera and fell back on the toy camera app on my phone. Bad photo-blogger, no biscuit.

But regardless of the delay and the half-ass photography (although I do like the look of them), my Traveling Woman is now done, blocked, and has been worn countless times. It's a bit small, so it makes a better scarf than a shawl, but I'm perfectly happy with that. I don't think I'm fashionable enough just yet to be able to pull off a traditional shawl without looking dowdy. A few more paycheck shopping events and I might be though. =)

But for now, I'm quite proud of myself, and though the yarn is not as soft and squishy as I would like (the hazards of using mystery yarn), I enjoyed wearing it for the last few months of winter. I've gotten many compliments on it, and it continues to come in handy, small though it is, on the days I go into the office and the air conditioning is pumping too hard.

So what's the verdict?

Well, I guess it's that I like shawl knitting and they'll probably be making an appearance on my needles once or twice a year from now on. I do think I'll be sticking to smaller shawls for now, as my attention span tends to wander (particularly as my semesters get busy), but I enjoy them while I can focus. I will have to figure out ways to integrate them into my regular winter attire in different ways, but once that's done, I'm sure I'll only be wanting more.



zcrescendo said...

Snazzy! Awesome choice of colors.

Amanda said...

Hooray! Looks great and I hope it is the first of many shawls.

Lupie said...

So beautiful! I hope some day to make a shawl but I'm not very good with lace.

DrChopSuey said...

Very pretty! Hurray for first shawl... don't you just love the Traveling Woman pattern? You look like a pro lace knitter!