First, I'd like to give a shout out to the guys (or more specifically, guy) from Ron's Auto for helping me out the other day. It was an absolute sh*t storm of a day and that dude will never know how much I appreciated his help. Sue had her surgery that morning, I had to deal with both DMV and broken eyeglasses, attend a funeral, got tangled up in the traffic jam caused by a cop's mayday call and the actual air temp, not the 'feels like' but the actual air temperature hit 103... and the car overheated. Ron's to the rescue. The dude gave Little Red a pat on the head, told her she could do it, told me to maybe slow down a little, and sent us on our way with no more problems.
But what this post is really about...
I finally blocked my Wedgewood shawl.
|Wedgewood knit with Capretta from Knit Picks|
I finished it back in April but was in no hurry to block it because it was tiny. Barbie doll sized. Way to small for my wide, linebacker shoulders. I was so disappointed.
|Shawl cuff from Howling Hills Studio|
Thankfully I finally forced myself to block it. As always, blocking worked miracles and what was a Barbie doll sized shawl now fits me perfectly. I am SO happy because I absolutely LOVE the shawl. It was getting ready to storm when I took the photos and the light is pretty bad and the shawl's color doesn't show well. The yarn is Capretta from Knit Picks. It looks like the yarn is being discontinued which is a shame because it's heavenly to knit with! Anyway, the yarn's colorway is Eliot and the color is... well, it's pond scum green. I don't know how else to describe it. It sounds horrible, but it's the most gorgeous golden green color.
Pond scum or not, it looks great with my new leather shawl cuff from Howling Hills Studio. (And to give credit where credit is due, I bought the cuff from my LYS, Center of the Yarniverse rather than directly from Howling Hills.)
I can't wait for fall!