That got sort of large

Here’s my Danish tie shawl.  Is it finished?  Hanspun Danish Tie_blocking_091009_2I don’t know – it’s blocking.  The crocheted edge in the pattern is rad.  But I can’t decide about it.  Decide for me, please, people.  It’ s a two-color, deliciously fiddly edging, what with chaining one color, dropping it (off the hook!  completely!), chaining the other one over top, fastening to the shawl edge, then going back to the first color and doing it again.  It looks like a bicolor rope around the edge.  But still.  I’m just not so sure.

Hanspun Danish Tie_blocking_091009_1It is large, large enough to tie around my waist without added cords.  Once it is dry, I will try that again and ponder.  It messes up the corners, obviously. Every inch of yarn in it is handspun.  The maroon is 100% mohair and it’s worming a lot, but I’ve decided to love the texture it adds.

Here’s another finished object, too, which could not be unveiled here until it had been received by its intended owner, my mother.  Rippling Waters_082809_2This was a fun one — I like lace on a garter ground quite a bit.  My mom seems to like it.  My mom’s pretty discriminating about handmade items, so I am glad this one was a hit.  The yarn was delightful, as it turned out (it’s a 2/28 silk from Colourmart, not available anymore.)

Details on both projects can be found at my Ravelry page,which you know, you can’t see if you’re not a Raveler.  I figure if you’re not a member you’re probably not that interested in the details anyway.


About sayingthings

K lives in the US with her man and kiddos, knits, cans, dehydrates, bakes bread, (but doesn't cook regular food, particularly), crochets, spins, gardens, studies for a degree that never seems to end, and um, works. Sometimes she wastes time online. Also -- and family, she's looking at you here -- sometimes she swears and says things you might not agree with. But she still loves you.

Posted on September 10, 2009, in Knitting, Makin' Stuff, Spinning. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. knittingunderwater

    Both are lovely, and I vote to do the edging so that you can explain it to the rest of us! (And I want to see what it looks like after your explanation)

  2. i vote to not do the edging. after checking it out on ravelry, it just seems busy to me. i like how clean your shawl looks as it is now. i am eager to see it on real life! (as opposed to virtual life, which seems like some sort of futuristic construct but is becoming more of a reality every day….)

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