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Friday, May 11, 2007

Drumroll Please...

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!



18 comments:

maryannlucy said...

Wow, that is amazing! I am lost for words - incredible work!

Wannietta said...

Oh Michelle!!! It's absolutely stunning, truly epic!

Shannon said...

WOW, WOW, Stunning is right. Its a real achievment. It looks amazing.

dragon knitter said...

that's it. i gotta have that pattern. absolutely. i think i might find a colorway that makes it look like flames, though, lol

Lucy said...

Wow - Congratulations Michelle - it looks fantastic!

Donna said...

Beautifully done! (Queue much applause!)

Dave said...

OMG, most excellent! Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back!

Lisa said...

OMG, it is so beautiful. I am totally in awe of this shawl. Great job!

DreamWoven said...

very nice..... the colour is beautiful and the design is great!

DreamWoven said...

hmmm.. not sure why the comment above came in under a weird blogger account.... anyway... again the colour is beautiful and the design is great. what an accomplishment! (see...now you got an extra compliment from me :) )

Rebekkah said...

I adore it. Awesome job.

gray la gran said...

that IS awesome! it's been a long time coming, but the wait was worth it!!!
perhaps, this might be my next shawl endeavor, should i ever finish icarus ....

Marlene said...

Spectacular! Congratulations.

Kimberly said...

You did a great job! The bead for the eye is a nice touch!

Queen Frogger said...

Wow, Wow, Wow. That is amazing!

Zonda said...

That is awesome!!

Hi! From the Knitty new webring! :)

Carrie said...

Wow. Every time I see that shawl pattern, I want it. I don't know if I'd ever wear it, but I think it's amazing. And, yes, the newel post is the coat rack. Very irritating. Beautiful shawl!

Aim said...

that is very beautiful, really makes me want to make one. I think my daughter would love this!