Today I finished a half-round shawl. I wasn’t sure whether I’d enjoy this process much. It comes out looking like lace, but it’s done in strips of different stitch patterns (increasing the row length periodically), rather than a design repeated continuously across all rows. So, half of this project was either rows of garter, or rows of stockinette. Not a big deal at all. The only really troublesome parts were the last (longest) section of yarnovers, and the binding off. And the only reason these were problem areas was because I was afraid of dropping a stitch (or making some other error) and having to rip back to the last garter row in order to be able to fix it. I don’t know how to fix mistakes in fancy sections like these. But anyway, it’s done, and it’s blocking upstairs. The yarn is Plymouth “Dye For Me” (merino, silk, cashmere laceweight) that I dyed as the Tyrian Purple in an earlier post (the one in a ball form). I skipped 5 rows of the pattern in order to eke out the yarn (the pattern recommended 900 yards, and I had only 820), and it was perfect. There is something like two yards of yarn left over. I’ll post a pic of me wearing it, once it’s dry and there’s someone here to take my picture! But in the meantime here it is in all its damp glory for you.