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Monday, January 5, 2015

The First FO of the Year

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are staying warm wherever you are! The temperatures have dipped here again, and we are hovering right below zero. But I still braved the cold to get pictures of this beauty:
 Yes, I know it's hard to see, all tucked into my coat like that. But I want you to appreciate that it felt like -13 with the wind chill when I took these pictures. And now for real pictures:
I'm really pleased with how this came out. I knocked out pretty much the whole second half of it over New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, with just a few rows of the border left for Friday evening. I blocked it on the futon over the weekend (oof-blocking giant circles is a real test of stamina and character!) I was hoping it would get just a teensy bit bigger when I blocked it, but I'm actually pretty pleased with its final dimensions (final size is 47" across-not too shabby).

Now that it's off the needles, I'm really pleased with how all the colors play together. The fabric is just light and ruffly enough to be feminine, but the colors still feel minimalistic and neutral. I think the effect is pretty cool, and I've been enjoying wearing it so far (since it's -13 out and there's no such thing as too many layers).
Ravelry Page: Pi Shawl
Pattern: from my head, courtesy of Elizabeth Zimmerman and Glenna C
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Handpaint Sock, "Maple Grey"


  1. Dannnnng that's so beautiful! That colorway really is a great balance of neutrals and subtle color, and you picked a great pattern to show it off.

  2. Very impressive shawl, I love how the yarn gives it a spiral look.