Now it's finally done! Woohoo! My very first shawl!
I really need to make more time to take a proper picture.... but trust me this shawl looks great! (Even though I used some left over yarn, and ended up having to buy more of this "left over" yarn...
This is a purchased pattern from Ravelry by a designer named Kirsten Kapur. I have another of her shawl pattern which I can't wait to cast on! But I really need to finish mittens for my 4-yr old princess, double-knitting is soooooo confusing! But this will come as a new post once I'm done. ^.^
This was very fun to knit and the instruction are clear and easy to understand. This will not be the last one coz princess has already ordered one in lavendar/purple! :D And I think this will make a wonderful and warming gift as well. I just wish that I can have more time to knit... It is tricky to be very accurate with the stitches when I have a 2 yr-old who needs my attention every 10 seconds. And since there is a lace pattern at the end of the shawl, I need to focus and concentrate more (you know, counting stitches and stuff) and there had been many times when I was in deep concentration, a 2 yr-old decided to jump on me and in the process causing many stitches to drop (OMG!)! And after picking up the dropped stitches (or at least I tried, I gave up counting after some time, it'll never be the same number as what was stated on the pattern ever again.... *sob*), I totally forgot where I was in the pattern.... =.="
Before I get the chance to block this, my princess has already worn it to school =.=". I think I'll just spray water and iron it gently. I have a 2-yr old running around everywhere and I don't want to risk the possible injuries he'll sustain if I leave a big piece of shawl to dry, pinned down to shape in lots of PINS!
Any knitters out there who has the same problem blocking their finished works properly with small kids running around? Any tips to share?