Queen of the waves FO
Now some of you may need to take a wee seat as this could come as quite a shock....Its a knitting FO and a big one at that!!! I got the pattern a few weeks ago I was shown it on the angels forum and totally fell in love with it, its a stunning shawl and so different to the usual shawls you see.
I recieved the yarn from my secret santa pal and instantly cast on, after that follows FOUR restarts, now when your casting on almost 400sts thats not funny but I was determined to make it. The pattern had a few minor errors but Ilga is a complete sweetheart and got back to any quearies within hours, th women is a complete darling!!
I learned a few new techniques along the way too, firstly the shawl is knit from the base up, some people find this quite mentally hard as your starting with a huge number of sts, I didnt really mind that at all. Also the stitch patterns were all new too and the cast off was the three needle bind off, again new but a lovely easy cast off, personally I prefered the whole process to any shawls I have knit before, I hate the fiddly start to a top down shawl i really really hate it, thats never a good start ;)
anyhoo enough witter, here are a few piccies, this is preblocking, I will get some modeled ones once its dry tomorrow