Gingko Shawlette: a Journey

I finished the Gingko Crescent shawlette yesterday and… what? I didn’t even take any ‘real’ pictures of it, I was so busy. Sorry. So, today, we’re going to try something new. I’m going to build a post entirely around the pictures I posted to Instagram of it.

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I cast on Thursday night and took this picture of what I so far Friday morning.

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I worked on it on and off all weekend and posted this picture Monday afternoon while I was on a road trip. I was probably 3/4 of the way through the stockinette body.

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I posted this later that night at the hotel once I had finished the body. I admit I was rather scared to start the lace since I had never been completely happy with any lace I’ve ever knitted.

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Tuesday night on the car ride home I worked the first ten rows of lace before it got too dark to see. I took this picture Wednesday morning at home. I was loving the lace. Even though I had started it at the amusement park while waiting for others to get off the roller coasters it was turning out great.

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Yesterday morning I finished it and immediately wanted to take a picture of it, unblocked as it was.

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Last night, just before I went to bed, I posted this picture of it while it was blocking. I let it dry overnight and, even though it wasn’t exactly shaped as specified I was very happy with it.

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This picture I posted this morning once it was dry. The middle part where the original cast on was has reverted to its original snap a little. I might re-block it but since it’s going to be against my neck it might just leave it. I absolutely live this project. It has to be my favorite thing that I’ve knitted so far and proof to myself that I can, in fact, knit lace and be satisfied with it.

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