September 18, 2010

FK: Mandala II - Let's Go Snorkeling

It's done, it's done! Which you knew. But I'm still so excited about it. It's weird though, I always feel this odd sense of sadness when I finish something so big. Especially when it takes me so long (3 months!!) and I'm used to working on it just about every day. But it's done now, and I love it. And now I can move on to other things.

I'm glad I added an extra repeat. I think it would have been too small otherwise. I like the length of it. It's long enough for me to snuggle up in, which is awesome.

I prefer to block the snot out of my lace, to really open it up. But the added repeat meant it wasn't completely flat. I was having a really frustrating time blocking it, when I realized that the end wanted to ruffle and there was nothing I could do about it. So I let it ruffle and just lightly blocked it by laying it on the bed while it was damp and stretching it out as much as I could. I think the ruffle actually makes it more feminine.

Pattern: Mandala II (GKAM Shawl 10) by Renee Leverington

Yarn: Knit Picks Shadow in "Snorkel" - 3.75 balls

Needles: US 3/3.25 mm Addi Turbo circular

YTD Mileage:  Weighing in at 189 grams, this shawl was about 1663 yards, giving me a new total of 4.26!! Holy cow, that added almost a whole mile!

For anyone wondering, I used clues 1D, 2B, 3D, 4C and an extra repeat of 3B. All chosen by, because I couldn't take the pressure of choosing them myself. ;)


Farm Girl said...

Very pretty, I do love the color snorkel. I like how it turned into a bit of a ruffle at the edge.
It really is gorgeous. I know what you mean about being sad, I always feel a bit sad when I finish something too. Kind of like it was your friend or something. :)

NetRaptor said...

Wow, look at all the different patterns in it! Now you get to wear it just in time for cooler weather.

Also, I still love the color. Congratulations!

myletterstoemily said...

stunning! i adore that color and the
pattern is exquisite.

well done!

Meg said...

NR: Indeed, I was starting to think I wouldn't finish in time for cold weather.

Lea: Thank you very much! :)

Mimi said...

In-credible!!!! You are such a fabulous knitter!

William said...

I look at the intricate patterns and impressive spirals and my head spins with how hard (for me) that would be to do!

I should go put on those socks you made me as a symbol of appreciation.

Meg said...

Wow guys, thank you for the nice comments. I really don't think I'm that great of a knitter, but if y'all say so...

Willy, isn't it still a bit hot to wear socks? ;)

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