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I finished my Feather Duster shawl before I left for Chicago last week. I didn't get a chance to block it until I returned home, and then the weather turned stormy and rainy so I couldn't take pictures right away.
I needed a break from all my sweater-knitting, and I'd had this shawl in my queue since it first came out (earlier this summer). I even had the yarn (Schulana Kid Seta) already. When Margene began an August Feather Duster Knit-a-Long, I was all in!
This one knit up quickly! The pattern - by Susan Lawrence - is well-written and very clear. The pattern is simple -- but looks so elegant. And I'm such a sucker for mohair! So light . . . kind of like wearing a warm layer of air!
I had thought about adding more repeats to make the shawl larger, but in the end, just decided to keep it at the dimensions called for in the pattern. I think I'll use this more like a scarf anyway, so I don't really need to have it bigger.
And this shawl ended up doing its job perfectly! It provided the sweater-distraction I so desperately needed! I worked through my NaKniSweMoDo obsession, and now I'm ready to tackle my last three sweaters of 2009. But that's for another post.
The only thing I knew how to do was to keep on keepin' on. . . like a bird that flew. . .
tangled up in blue. . .