I'm often knitting samples on a deadline, and this past weekend was no exception. I wanted to have my Summer Camp ready for the show, so Friday evening I settled in at my hotel with the final edging. The last stripe is worked and attached to live stitches all at the same time, so it's very efficient. But I know from past experience that this kind of finish can be slow and tedious - and takes a lot more time than I think it will.
I was focused, and in no time at all I was weaving in the last few ends.
I gave the shawl a quick bath.
And a good blocking. I was afraid the shawl would still be damp in the morning, but the hotel air was so dry I didn't have to resort to my blow dryer plan.
This pattern was relatively quick . . . garter stitch with color changes to keep things interesting.
The yarn is Lillian Piglet combined with a skein of Lillian Sprinkles.
This is another pattern that lends itself to all kinds of color options.
Today we have a cold winter wind, but this shawl looks like spring and summer.