Friday, January 8, 2010

Dipping the 1st Shawl of 10 in 2010 - #8 of 365

As many of you are aware, I belong to a social network for fiber fanatics called Ravelry. It is a major enabler in my fiber habit and passion. There is a group for ever one, everything and every interest, sometime more that one. I joined the 10 Shawls in 2010 group and cast on my first shawl on New Year's Day. Here is the finished shawl.

I wanted a working shawl, as it were. As you can see, I can cross the front tails and tie them to the back so that the tails are out of my way when spinning or doing some such other activity.

















For instance, I could have been wearing my new shawl whilst I was dipping the candied orange peel and pretzels in chocolate this morning...

10 comments:

knittingjourney said...

Very nice! And yes, Ravelry is a MAJOR enabler to all of us fiberholics.

DancesWithPitBulls said...

I really like how it hangs. Good job!

Diana Troldahl said...

love how it turned out! Very generously sized, my favorite attribute! My 1st shawl is coming along. I am wrestling with the lace chart, and hope tomorrow comes with brain clarity, as my brain avoided the snow by vacationing somewhere near Trinidad today.

Leslie said...

@Diana. I have been wearing it most of the day and it behaves better than I expected it to.

@Rebecca. It doesn't dip in the potty either.

Lynx said...

more than I can say for my a**.
Beautiful work, and has the smoke cleared from your knitting needles yet? :-)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

It is completely unfair how you knit so fast! I am sending you my scarf to finish and save me the swearing...LOL!!!!
Beautiful shawl, and toasty warm looking too!

XXOO!!
Anne

Margi said...

Gorgeous shawl Leslie. Love how versatile it is!

sapphireblue said...

Ravelry is great. The groups really help get the motivation going.

Leslie said...

@Celia, that is so true.

@Everyone else, thanks for the comments.

Nicola said...

Hoot! And you didn't exactly pick a small shawl to start off with, didja? Wonder if the last one will be hankie sized?