After a truly miserable weather week here in Cooperdale, today awakens to a cold 25 degrees but totally cloud-free sky. Perhaps Mother Nature is also celebrating the Pansy Shawl's completion at 11:30 last night!
Miss Pansy is seen here dressing with her guardian knit cat, Nikki. She measures 70.5 inches tip-to-tip at this point. As he always does, Nikki followed me into the bedroom to dress the knitted shawl. Nikki has always jumped up on the bed when I'm blocking knits and lies there on the bed, not the knitting, and guards/admires the piece.
Pansy was soaked in the lavatory with hair shampoo. Despite her being 'Bordeaux', a Burgundy merino, she cracked (shed color) very little. One warm soak then two cooler rinses was all that was needed. For this I am pleased and grateful.
Spread out on the living room couch, Pansy was 52 inches from tip to tip. She hung satisfactorily last night during the triumphant immediate try-on so that it seemed Pansy would block out well.
Pattern: Amy Detjen, Schoolhouse Press KAL
Swatch: September 15, 2008
KAL of 3 parts, October 2008
Yarn: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Merino fingerling from Yarn Elf
Needle: #6 Addi lace 24" circular