Last week I mentioned that I was working on the East of the Sun, West of the Moon shawl again after it had hibernated for a while. Well, I finished it over the weekend!
It was not without some concern, though. I thought I was going to run out of yarn. I DID run out of yarn. But I had another yarn left over from another project which is essentially indistinguishable from the Freia. Luckily, I had worked the shawl so that the white was at the end, and the other yarn was KnitPicks Bare lace yarn, so it was also white.
This is the replacement yarn, which I used for the last few rows, but if I didn’t know where I switched I’m not sure I’d be able to tell (except by looking at the back for where the yarn is doubled).
Blocking this thing was CRAZY. I have never knit a shawl this large. (This may be the largest ANYTHING I have knit. It might count as larger than the afghans I’ve crocheted, too, depending on how you measure it. I think this shawl’s wingspan is larger than the longest side of any of my afghans.)
But it’s done! So I will get to wear it this fall and winter! Yay! I must say, though, this is not going to be a casual-wear item. It’s big! I’ll need to be aware of it when I wear it.
PATTERN: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
DESIGNER: Nim Teasdale
YARN: Freia Ombré Lace (with a smidge of Knit Picks Bare Shadow Lace)
COLORWAY: Ice Queen
START DATE: 5/31/2015
END DATE: 9/30/2017