Wednesday, April 13, 2011

FO: Spring Shawl

I took some time off from studying yesterday to break out the chacos for a walk outside, enjoy the beautiful 60 degree weather, and get some pictures of my first-ever shawl, just in time for the change in weather!
Yarn: Mirasol Yarn Nuna, in a pretty turquoise-blue (Colorway 1025, Dye Lot 93514)
Needles: Size 8
Modifications: They weren't necessarily modifications, but my stitch count kept getting off and I kept...kind of... making things... up. Oops. I stuck as close to the pattern as possible, but I kept not getting the right amount of stitches in the end, which drove me crazy. I finally just went with it and figured things out as I went. There's a couple of places where you can tell I deviated from the pattern a little, but overall it's not bad.
Best Part: Really enjoying the flexibility of the yarn, and how light it feels when I wear it!
Worst Part: Not knowing if it was me doing so badly on the lace part or if I had an old version of the pattern with the wrong stitch count. Oops...
I really enjoy how the shawl looks just draped around my shoulders, and I'm pretty sure I'll start hunting around for another pattern soon. It'll be a good piece to add to my "teacher" wardrobe, and helps brighten up any outfit!
Plus, I have a project in mind that requires good practice with lace shawls, so I want to feel comfortable with lace shawl patterns before taking on an advanced pattern.


Cole said...

love the color!

Mark said...

My guess, since you always hated math, is that it was the count, but your "math wall" was certainly beyond counting, so there had to be an additional distraction factor (that I can't guess).