Shawl Envy!


I finished it! Cast off the last stitches lovingly, one by one, with a huge sense of excitement, last night.

And it was worth the wait.

I haven’t blocked it yet so all the photos are of the shawl in its raw state.  They’re not the greatest pictures in the world as I’m not really used to photographing shawls, this being only the third ‘proper’ shawl I’ve ever made.

Things I love about this design: I’m a sucker for curcurbitas. My favourite thing about squashes and pumpkins is watching the leaves unfurl in the spring and summer. So the beautiful spreading leaves on this shawl gave me so much pleasure. I loved knitting the mist drops more than I expected to! They fit so beautifully into the curve of the leaf.

I was really worried about knitting the edging, being a bit of a newbie to shawl knitting. I thought…

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