clover

I made my decision. No border on this baby. I reconsidered the tremendous size and determined that any addition would be a bad idea. It’s seriously huge. Wingspan is about 8.5 feet, and it goes from the base of my neck to mid calf when I don’t fold any of the top edge down. Huge.

Here it is in the process of blocking.

And here it is draped over my cedar chest:

The edge pattern detail:

And the field detail:

Finally, proof that it fits through a ring. Not a wedding ring exactly, but a class ring at least :)

I’ve come to the end of the main part of the Three cornered shawl in clover pattern from Victorian Lace Today. Whew that took a while.

Here it is, nearly 8 feet across in its unblocked glory:

From the pictures I thought it was smooth sailing once I got to the last chart. Oh my, I was wrong. There are miles and miles of those little clover eyelets:

Now I have to consider the Willow Border that should go along the top. I’m not convinced I need a border, given the size. I also am nearing the end of my yarn. I probably have 10 grams left, which is a fair amount at this weight, but probably not enough for around 520 rows at 12 stitches per row. hm. I could always get more, but I really don’t know if I want to do a border. Will have to think on it.

I got my level 1 Master Knitter submission packet back! I have one swatch to re-do and one question. That’s it! Not much at all :) Maybe I’ll do it this weekend.

Still working along on the clover shawl. Almost done with the clover leaf pattern repeats. I think I’ll finish that this weekend and get on to the eyelet section. I love this yarn.

I’ve been working along on the “Three Cornered Shawl in a Clover Leaf Pattern” from Victorian Lace Today. Here’s my progress so far, at the end of the first repeat of chart C. I’m hoping I’ll have enough yarn. Too soon to tell as I’m not finished with the first ball yet.

And here’s my progress on the STR Monsoon colorway sock from the Rockin Sock club. Well, I think we all know what it looks like.