Last month I posted a project that I was working my way through, and that I'm returning to today to show you that it's FINISHED!
Cedar Leaf Shawlette by Alana Dakos, who I got to meet at Stitches and who is absolutely LOVELY! A friend and I talked about it afterwards - that she is an incredible designer and yet so humble and modest about her work, almost like she doesn't quite realize yet how incredibly talented she is! Anyway, she is wonderfully sweet and obviously works very hard, so if you don't know who she is yet, take a look at her pattern store and see if you don't need a new pattern or 3. :D
Back to business: blocking this thing was a bit tricky, as I've never blocked leaves on the angle before. After a bit of a kerfuffle, I pinned out all the tips, and then stuck another pin near the base of each leaf, not stretching it too far so as to turn it in to a diamond shape, but just enough for it to lay flat and not roll under on itself. It took a good amount of time, but even the cat knows that when I'm laying on the floor swearing at my knitting, that it's best to avoid me for a while. With 2 pins in every leaf and nearly 40 leaves, I used nearly every pin I have in my arsenal.
It looks like I'm trying to run power lines! Due to the lighter weight, the shawl was dry before I went to bed that night, and after the slightly easier task of unpinning, I have a pretty new shawlette/scarf for Spring!