It's finally done! Taking a month to knit a shawlette is not something I want to do often. I did enjoy this knit - along, no matter how long it took. It was a very friendly group.
Unfortunately this green is very hard to photograph. Usually it's the color red, but try as I might, I didn't get it quite right.
The shawlette turned out to be 50 inches x 25 inches after blocking. I used 3.75mm needles, and used 1.34 skeins ~582.9yds. I used Wandering Cat Yarns Twinkle Cat in the colorway Emerald City. The color of the yarn photo is pretty accurate. The pattern is called Blooming Garden by Tiziana Sammuri. It's available for purchase now.
There are many beautiful versions of this shawl, but I like Diem's best, because of the crispness of her knitting, the sharp contours, which I'm missing from mine. I know I made several mistakes, but I'm not a perfectionist. But seeing her's I wish I was.
Especially the flower part was real lace, with charted stitches on the wrong sides as well. You really needed to pay attention, but it was not hard to knit. The use of stitch markers is very helpful in this case.
I love those little star stitches. The bind off around the neck was very interesting as well. It preserved the garter stitch border. I thought it was very clever of Tiziana to figure this one out.
So this one's over and done with. I dont' think I'll join another KAL this year though. There's so much other projects I want to do, plus I've joined a spin-along as well, and there are always all the fiber cub fibers to spin.
Since rain and snow have been chasing each other for days now, I felt like baking some cookies, and sipping some tea, while watching the miserable weather outside. Our backyard is flooded, it's a sea out there, and we have water in the basement, not good.
I made oatmeal/chocolate chunks cookies. I didn't have chocolate chips at home, so I used some chunks from some Belgium hot chocolate mixture. I seldom make hot chocolate anymore. There should have been some walnuts in there too, but I didn't have any at home. Almonds did the trick. Those cookies are VERY filling, and smell so good, and are even more delicious.
Have a lovely weekend, from all of us.