Friday, May 19, 2006

For Kaitlin...

The Tropical Turquoise Waves Shawl is complete! And she is a beauty. After accompanying me across the country and seeing much of the United States, she will soon be on her way back to her rightful owner Kaitlin.


The shawls completion was not with out some difficulty. First, I attempted to add an ill-fated border. Too complicated and wide for the shawl, I started and re-started about 6 times in Iowa. I came up with a simple yet effective border somewhere in Nebraska. Then I ran out of yarn half-way through the border when I arrived in California... Luckily, a 40% sale at a Thousand Oaks yarn shop and the craziness of them actually having the specific yarn I needed, saved the day! The yarn bled quite a bit during its soak in the sink. Hopefully, Kaitlin will not get caught in a rainstorm at her friend's wedding or else she might have turquoise flowers on her brown dress.

On the left, is a sample after the 1st soak and on the right after the 3rd(!) soak...

The shawl blocked out huge! She's a full 23"x55"... much larger than I expected.
Posing on a chair...

Here are a couple more shots modeled in the lovely CA sun.

Notice I put on my fancy digs for the fancy shawl...

The bamboo is cool against the skin, but will keep the chill off if needed. The shawl has a lovely silky drape that flows wonderfully. And the color is awesome. I just hope the size doesn't become cumbersome. I hope you like the preview Kaitlin!!!


kaitl said...


and my sister thought it was cute that you got all dressed up to model it ;-)

Jenna said...

That is just BEYOND gorgeous. And the color makes it quite unique.

Eric Knitznot said...

it really turned out great Mandie, beautiful

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