very poor staging of finished object
i have finally knit a lace shawl. i darned in the ends sunday night. i don't think i will block it. i like the uneven look of the leaves. plus this shawl is pretty big, over six feet in diameter. even if i wanted to lay it flat, i wouldn't have the space.
my birdbrain edging didn't turn out too badly. garter stitch does a good job of keeping the stockinette leaves from rolling. i like the way it looks much better than kinzel's crocheted edge.
some specs on schmee's first (and may be only) finished object of 2007:
pattern: azalea by marianne kinzel (first book)
yarn: knitpicks merino lace weight, 3.75 hanks or 3,300 yards
edging: inspired by elizabeth zimmermann's scallops (see pi are
square shawl in the book knitting around.)
time: five months
i enjoyed knitting the azalea from beginning to end. it's a simple lace pattern made even simpler by kinzel's charts. i plan on making another shawl using this pattern. except i'd knit it with either a finer yarn or a larger needle size.