You guys, it finally happened. I finished my Color Affection Shawl! :D
I started this in June 2012 (according to my Ravelry entry), as part of a KAL my good friend Sarah from Crafts from the Cwtch was hosting. I worked on it during our vacation last year (when we went to the tree house) and again during this year’s vacation in Germany. I had already started the border, and yesterday I decided that enough was enough, it was time to finish this thing!
It came out a little smaller than I thought it would, but it still has a good size so I can use it. I made it using 3mm circular needles with a 100m cable, and with Lana Grossa Cool Wool Baby in cream, mint green, and lavender. (I blogged about the yarn and when I just started this shawl, here)
You can find this project on Ravelry; it’s from the talented Veera Valimaki. I knit the laceweight version of this shawl.
My baby sister was kind enough to model the shawl for me:
I’m so jealous of her hair :)
This project definitely had it’s ups and downs; mostly because I’m a fairly slow knitter (and I’m a thrower, not a picker), the rows and rows of garter stitch seemed endless, and they were only getting longer! Having said that, this is the most gorgeous piece of knitting I have ever produced, and I am very proud of myself for finally finishing it.
Because it’s a small shawl and because the fabric is very light weight, this shawl will have to wait until Spring or Summer to get some serious attention; it’s just not big and warm enough for Autumn!