A question arose in yesterday's comments: "Is the lace pattern showing up well in that rather wildly variegated yarn, or is it being somewhat obscured?"
I was a bit concerned about this particular possibility myself, initially. The unblocked blob on a fidgety model makes it look probable, too, I must admit.
If I placed the work over my knee and gave it a tug here and there, though, it looked much better, so I kept on knitting. Last night, I pinned the five repeats to the blocking board (dry) just to look at the lace.
Notes to self:
- Photographing reddish colors under insufficient lighting at night never gives a great picture.
- A busy cover on the blocking board distracts the eye from the lace which is blocking.
So, this may be a bit "busier" than some shawls, but it isn't nearly as busy as some others that I have seen. Besides, this is
PS - Neatnik got a haircut on Wednesday. Today we mail the ponytail to Locks of Love; Neatnik put the pouch in the mailbox herself. I am very proud of her!