07 September 2009

Indiski done!!!


Just finished blocking and taking some blocking shots of the Indiski Shawl. Fortunately, it stretched out nicely and measures now about 59" x 78.5" (1.5 m x 2.0 m) - I was afraid it would be too small. What a difference blocking makes ... from a crumply, small bunch to a beautiful shawl!

It took about 250 g of fingering weight alpaca which I bought a long time ago in Peru, 2.75 mm needles, and about 3.5 months. Here are 2 blocking pictures:

From the side ...

... and from the tip

Of course now the post-finishing limbo is setting in. What to do next? Hmm. I should finish the Caffe Latte scarf, but I also want to start on another shawl that recently caught my eye: The Flight of the Honeybees scarf by Sharon Winsauer.