Tuesday, March 06, 2012

sunburst

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 ...

6 comments:

alisa said...

oh what a bright sunrise - just bursting! it makes me happy just to look at the photos of it. i'm sure whenever you wear it, passer-bys will smile.

Acorn to Oak said...

Beautiful!

FoFo said...

Very pretty!!! I really like the pattern on the edges.

Bonnie K said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!!

Julie said...

So beautiful!! And what a great colour.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and perfect color for this shawl!! your work is always so inspiring!

rhonda
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