I finished the canary-yellow shawl. What a BURST of sunshine!
I have to admit, up until the blocking I wasn't sure I liked it. The yarn -- a light fingering superwash wool -- made a stiff, uninspiring fabric. It seemed small. And lumpy.
But blocking works wonders. The fabric relaxed. The lace bloomed into its glory.
The garter stitch edges, which had been horribly blocky and curling
Stretched out into delicate tendrils
It's like watching a tight, wrinkled rosebud unfurling into a lush, loose rose ...