Aren't those colors wonderful? There's orange and fuchsia, purple, and of course the dominant rose. In the main body of this wrap they all mix together and average out to a lovely color, but it's fun to see each individual here in the cable and ruffles.
Speaking of the wrap, here it is in all it's glory. I finally got around to weaving in ends and blocking. I wet blocked it by soaking it in the sink for about 20 minutes with a squirt of Dawn and then stretched it out on the blocking boards to about 62" x 21" using my wires. I didn't go very aggressive with stretching it, just enough to get the cable to behave and to straighten out the top pseudo point (an artifact of the construction) to a more or less straight line. It took a couple of days to dry, much to the cats' chagrin. They had to survive without access to the office for the duration. How awful I am!
In the end, it seems like that point at the top is returning somewhat as it relaxes to a native state of being. I think it's ok because look at the drape that creates. I haven't quite figured out how I want to wear it yet (I think a shawl pin would come in handy here) but it looks like it will make a great partner for a nice gray shirt and jeans, no?
With this, I've finished up all the loose ends (pun intended) on every knitted project I bound off in 2015!
Pattern: Kir Royale by Melanie Berg (my Ravelry project page)
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK in Alizarin
Needle: Sizes 4 and 6
Love the way the colors played out in that shawl pattern. See thinking outside of the usual pays off!ReplyDelete
Always listen to your mommy ;)Delete