Tuesday, November 20, 2012

moonpie shawl

Good morning!  Or afternoon or evening, whenever you're reading this. 
Today I want to share with you my finished Moonpie Shawl. (You can read about my progress here.)
citron grand shawl moonpie jill draper
I'm so pleased with how this shawl came out.  It's soft and light and airy, but warm, too.  And knitting with my own handspun always feels extra-special.

moonpie shawl citron grand handspun
It's also huge!  I didn't even block it out as intensely as I could have, because I didn't want to lose the ruffled effect.  (For non-knitters, blocking is when you hand-wash a finished knitted object in wool-wash,  then pin it out to the size you want it on a flat surface to dry.)

moonpie shawl citron grand handspun
I'm looking forward to lots of cozy evenings snuggled up in this shawl with a cup of tea.  I love that it can also be worn like a scarf-- perfect for chilly days or overly aggressive air conditioning.

Have a wonderful day!

11 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, love the colours!
    Victoria xx

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a lot of fun to make.

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  2. It IS huge! Wow, and the detail on that is amazing. I don't know how anyone can have the patience to work with yarn that fine for a project that large. I'm definitely impressed. It looks gorgeous.

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    1. Pumpkin, you are so sweet, thank you. Honestly, it's not a complicated pattern-- it's perfect for car-knitting! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  3. wow, its so beautiful! I love the colour gradient :) x

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    1. Thank you so much, Niamh! The colors made it so much fun to spin.

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    1. Thank you, Denise! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. This is so beautiful! I love how the colors slowly change as the shawl fans out!

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    1. Thank you so much, Grace! The roving was gorgeous, I was so happy to knit something that really showcased the colors.

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