Friday, April 23, 2010

A finished knit


No it's not my green socks . I'm still not feeling the love for them . Actually the Brandywine shawl has been off the needles since last weekend . Haven't blogged about it because I've been swept away by Ishbel which I cast on immediately after Brandywine was off the needles . What can I say, I'm in a shawl knitting mood .
I love , love , love this shawl . The pattern , the yarn , the reversible i-cord cast off , which was a new technique for me . The colour in the photo just doesn't do it justice .It really is more a dark wine colour interspersed with sort of copper tones .It still needs blocking before it sent on its way to my aunt in Austria . Hopefully it will get done this weekend , blocking is such a chore for me .
Next week onward to the dreaded green socks . I CAN finish them , yes I can , yes I can ....

3 comments:

Monika said...

I'm still knitting my Brandywine shawl as well. It' looks like it's a small one, but I don't want to knit a single repeat more than in the pattern. I find it a little annoying to knit, but I LOVE how it looks. I don't like blocking either.

Not ready for handspun said...

Well done! It's gorgeous now - can't wait to see it blocked. They have Ishbels on display at my LYS - so pretty!

Donna M said...

Your shawl is lovely and will be gorgeous when it is blocked!

I have been tempted to try Ishbel. Maybe soon..........