For Exhibit C I present to you my first finished knitted object of 2010: Lala’s Wedding Shawl. Not made for Lala, but for me to wear to her wedding (Ravelry link). I began this project in October, teaching a class on it at the shop. It’s a lace entrelac shawl called Dianna. After scoping the other Dianna shawls on Ravelry I decided that adding a simple border gives this shawl the finishing touch it needs.
I have a tendency to leave projects behind once I’ve finished teaching the class for them, so I made it my goal to wear this to Lala’s wedding on January 16th. I calculated how many entrelac squares I’d need to complete each week in order to meet my goal, and I added these to my craft calendar. That craft calendar that works really well until I get behind (Gulp.). I did end up rushing through this on the last three available days before the wedding.
The fabulous thing about knitting lace is the magic of blocking. Before this shawl was blocked it looked a lot like a pile of dog barf.
Strings every which way. A heap of a mess. But let that dog barf take a nice long hot bath, and spread it out to dry, and before you appears a thing of lacey beauty, dropped stitches not withstanding.
This is the first shawl I’ve made, and I’m not quite sure if I’ll do another one any time soon. I did enjoy it, but I certainly have a lot of unfinished objects to get out of the way as I contemplate my next shawl adventure.