Friday, October 12, 2012

FO Friday: Laminaria Shawl

I finally finished the shawl that caused more headaches than happiness, which is always sort of disheartening. It really had nothing to do with the pattern and more to do with the fact that I'm a distracted, impatient knitter.

Nevertheless, despite the mistakes I'm sure exist in the shawl it looks pretty normal. I'm not normally one to wear shawls and will probably attempt to wear this as some sort of scarf, but the binding off on a shawl and watching it grow when blocking is just my favorite thing.

And it seriously grew:

I literally had less than three inches left of yarn at the end. I don't think I've ever cut any knitting project so close.

I'm not super crazy about the motifs, and I'm not super crazy about the way it looks as a scarf. But the experience I gained while knitting it will hopefully be worth it. The only difficult thing about the pattern was that there were double yarn overs and triple yarn overs, but, eventually, I was able to handle them correctly.

Also, I always have trouble at school finding a suitable lighting/background situation that doesn't involve me (embarrassingly) taking pictures of myself outside in front of every passerby... I'll try to work on that. For now, enjoy the fake wood of my closet door:


  1. That has got to be one of the best blocking jobs I have ever seen, those points are sharp! Blue is also your color!

  2. Congratulations on finishing your shawl! I'm sorry it didn't turn out as you had hoped. But you are right in saying the project was a learning experience. You will be all the wiser for next time! I think the blue really compliments your eyes. :)