Glory Morning Wrap
Briar Rose Wistful merino/alpacw/silk blend—used approximately 850 yards from two 500-yard hanks.
finished blocked measurements: 24 inches wide by 86 inches long
off the needles friday night and i blocked it last night, but it was too late to take pictures. then i had a setback today when, after installing a new router, we could not get anything to upload to the ftp. enter david to save the day, and now i can show you the results.
this shawl was totally inspired by the yarn—when i got wistful in the mail from chris, i immediately thought of the morning glory stitch from BW2, and the idea nagged at me constantly til i sat down and started knitting.
this is my favorite picture of all, i think . . .
this one is for debbieKnitter—just look at that surface texture and the way the light catches the shifts in the motifs . . .
or maybe she’d like this one better (she’s a big fan of the lo-o-ong shot)
a detail of the hem, and my new blocking wires (thanks lisa!)
i couldn’t find my t-pins anywhere (maybe they are actually a figment of my imagination??), but the trusty yellow pins did the trick. i threaded the wires through the solid part of the shawl edge, and then pinned out each point of the edging separately.
straight as an arrow, yeah?
here’s a shot of the graft at the center back. i used kichener stitch to join the two halves—simple and clean, i think. or it will be someday when i finally learn to do it evenly . . .
and, from more than 8 inches away, fairly invisible. here you can see how the motifs meet in the middle, and then reverse.
that’s why it’s so important to end the knitting on the exact right row. ROW 16. remember that.
and, because i just can’t help myself, one last shot of morning glory goodness
i dunno about you, but where WE live, we can use as much of that today as we can get.