This year's first Unbloggable Project has found its home - the baby it's intended for isn't due for a month or so, but Kevin and Kate's baby's shawl has been delivered, opened and oohed and ahed over.... The Cork and Bottle isn't perhaps the most traditional venue for a mini baby-shower (and certainly not a great place for taking photos while people are having a quiet pre-dinner drink)... But here are some in-progress photos - in Big Bag of Washing mode:
The details: the Summer into Fall shawl from Goddess Knits (scroll down this page); knitted centre-out in KnitPicks Bare laceweight (about 150 grammes) using a 4mm/US 6 Addi Turbo (I didn't have my lace needle then).
The finished size was about 52" square after blocking. The second time I've run lifelines in a project, and I'll be doing that again, because I needed to pull back 4 rows at the beginning of the 5th chart, and having to tink them would have been soul-destroying. Apologies for the quality of these pictures - it always helps if there's just a little sun around, and these were being taken about a month ago, when sun was in extremely short supply....The Christmas-present blocking wires from my parents really came into their own here - no idea how long it would have taken with the old crochet-cotton and pins method, but it was very pleasant to do with the wires...
So, all the very best to Kate for her maternity leave which started yesterday, and to both of them for her house-move which happens today!