I finished another knit!
It’s Magrathea, by Martina Behm. I really really loved knitting this – the construction is super interesting, and the result is an asymmetrical shawlette/scarflette. The only issue I had was that I couldn’t quite get the points to block out the same way on both sides, but I think it still looks good.
I knitted this for a Mother’s Day swap with my lovely February 2010 Ravelry pals, or Ravelmamas, as we like to call each other. (Our group started because we were all pregnant and due around the same time.) It’s winging its way to a secret location right now!
I look sort of nuts in this picture, but I wanted to show you how long the scarf got once I blocked it. I used Araucania Ranco, which is soft and lovely and comes in beautiful colors. I actually went to the yarn store looking for a semi solid worsted weight yarn for a different pattern, but I fell in love with this yarn and decided to knit Magrathea instead. I’m glad I did. I had so much fun knitting it that I immediately cast on for another shawl – this time, for myself.
One last (kinda crappy) pic so you can see the lace a little better:
I already received my swap package and got an absolutely beautiful Aeolian Shawl – from a mama who just had another baby, too!
Yay for Ravelry friends and swaps!