Monday, December 31, 2007
One Last FO for 2007
Rolling hills of chocolate? No, but almost as good. Deliciously soft yarn in a color inspired by the landscape of Siena. This is the Tuscany Shawl from No Sheep for You, in the Woods colorway of Knit Picks Andean Treasure, and barring any knitting miracles (i.e. finishing the sleeve of that Tomten tonight) this will be my last FO for 2007.
This is how it looks after a very light block. I'm going to let it sit for a day or two and then block it a bit harder - I don't want the relief-effect of the leaves to go away entirely, but it's still a bit puckery and the edges don't want to behave.
I decided against the Russian bind-off recommended in the pattern because I find that finish rolls a bit too much for my taste. Instead, I did an applied i-cord over two stitches, which took forever to do (okay, it only took one evening, but it felt like forever) and matched the side edges just fine.