I've done it. I've really done it. It might not seem like much, as many knitters have done it before me, but it's a massive achievement for me, and a massive step up to what I believe I am now capable of.
May I present my latest finished piece, the Holden Shawlette!
|Being blocked on an old folded blanket|
|Closeup of the lace detail|
|Closeup of lace whilst being worn|
|I had to take a photo of myself wearing it before I gave it away!|
From casting on to binding off, the entire thing took me 9 days, I'm not sure whether thats alot or a little, but I've burnt myself out a little now, I've been wanting to do this for so long and now I'm not sure what to do next! But I'm sure a quick browse of Ravelry will sort me out.
I have to say the most painful part of this project was the picot bind off, first time I've done it and it took FOREVER! I had 309 stitches to bind off with it and you had to keep casting on more! My hands ended up very achey and I had to take breaks, but I'm glad I pushed through!
For those of you who'd like to knit the Holden Shawlette for yourself, here is the Ravelry Link.
'Til next time!