I finished my Tuscany Shawl Saturday and then blocked it yesterday. There is something so satisfying about stretching knitted lace with blocking wires and pins. Then, I love when it's time to take the pins and wires out of the shawl. The scrunched up mass of knitted stitches is transformed into a thing of lace beauty.
And, on the right, are the AFTER pictures.
The shawl is gorgeous! I'm always amazed when I knit lace. The end product is so beautiful - hard to imagine that I knit it. The shawl turned out bigger than I thought it would. That's OK, though - more to wrap up in.
The shawl was knit out of Araucania yarn. I need to find the ball band to let you know the exact fiber content. The pattern is from No Sheep For You.
Saturday, I finished up the beginner knitting class at Main Street Yarns. There are five more new knitters in the world! They were a great class. Then, it was on to Knitting At Noon at Dorothy Lane Market.
We had several other finished knits on display - scarves and socks. Jeanette knit the purple one on the left. I believe the other three belong to Merry but I could be wrong.
I knit the socks and need to get them in the mail to Lil' Bit in Richmond.
Andy is still in Virginia - due home Wednesday night - and will turn around and go back next week. He does have plans to work in the basement while he's home. Yippee!