Monday, May 14, 2007

Forest Canopy Shawl

Ta-da! At last here it is, my Forest Canopy Shawl! I haven't knitted a shawl for years, the last shawl I made was in 2-ply baby wool about 9 years ago, and I certainly didn't block it that's for sure, so the whole shawl and blocking thing was very new to me.


Forest Canopy Shawl

Yarn: Posh Yarn Emily in Recite

Shawl edging: Chrissy's custom-dyed Emily yarn

Needles: Pony 5mm

Now I do hope you will all forgive the light on these photos - truth to tell there IS no light of any shape or description, and so this is the best I can manage!

Now, who would have thought that this little kite shaped thingy would block out and become something completely different!








I discovered that the picnic blanket was ideal for blocking - straight lines to guide you and a waterproof backing.




Monica thought it was her turn to do the modelling again



And another close-up!




I have many people to thank for this shawl. You all know who you are, but a special mention must go again to Pictish, terri and Chrissy. I'd also like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement when I ran out of yarn. This is a lovely pattern to knit, and I dare say there will be other Forest Canopy Shawls in the future.


14 comments:

nanatoo said...

Soooo beautiful! And it goes so well with your furnishings, lol. I'm new to blocking myself and it's magic isn't it? Really lovely :D

kathryn said...

That's lovely! The first of many.....

blueadt said...

That's absolutely beautiful, Well Done!

Seahorse said...

Superb! I don't think blocking will ever cease to amaze and delight me, lol!

Auntie Noo said...

isn't shawl blocking just the most amazing thing! - Looks beautiful.

inukshuk71 said...

It's superb. Great work. Enjoy wearing it :)

Piglottie said...

Its so beautiful and I'm so glad you had a happy ending. I love blocking lace - its so magical :)

terri said...

Its gorgeous now its finished Aknita:-)

Linda said...

That's stunning and the colours are beautiful. Emily is such a lovely yarn too, to knit with and to wear. :0)

Catknit said...

Tis a thing of beauty, I'm sure it will have lots of use....

Queen Frogger said...

Gorgeously gorgeous!

dreamcatcher said...

The shawl is so lovely, apologies for taking a while to get to this post!

Christina said...

great shawl, I love the colours. you weren't far behind either!!!

Jo028 said...

That is a work of art, you ahould be very proud of yourself.