It was so exciting to finally have the body of the Dragone shawl complete.
Then I started the edging. I was still feeling the excitement after I finished knitting the first edging. Then I picked up the stitches to knit the edging on the other side. It was starting to wear thin. It wasn't moving along fast enough, but I plugged along. After finally finishing the second side and the bottom point, all that was left was the top edging. By this time, I was ready to poke my eyes out. I kept on knitting, though...one slow stitch at a time...all 270 some odd stitches that seemed to drag on and on and on....like this post! [giggle]
Yesterday was the big, "I just cast off the last stitch!" happy dance day. Then I had to cook supper. [pout]
After supper, I started the blocking process. I am very thankful for my blocking wires because this is one huge shawl. The width measures 73 inches and the length is 38 inches.
After a couple of hours of aligning this and that, it was done and I left it to dry overnight.
I added a bead for the eye.
This morning, I released it from its wires and pins to reveal a truly large, yet light and airy shawl.
Pattern: Heere Be Dragone Shawl
Yarn: 2.5 hanks of Misti Alpaca Lace weight in Lacquer Red #0588
Needles: 3.00mm - 32" circular; Aero brand.
Finished measurements: Width = 73" Length = 38"
I'm going to take some more pics of me wearing it over the weekend. Right now, I'm going to relax and knit a simple sock.
Have a good one and keep on knitting.
Managed to get a couple of pics of me wearing the Dragone shawl. Not the greatest and may I ask if anyone else has the problem of certain family members using the newel post as a coat rack? GRRRRRR!
11 hours ago