On Shawls are the new Socks!

Elemmaciltur's picture

Clementine Shawlette, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Started: 11th May 2007
Finished: 09th June 2007
Needles: 3 mm / 60 cm Inox circs
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise sock yarn, "Drachenblut"
Pattern: Clementine Shawlette by Michele Rose Orne from Interweave KNITS Spring 2007

It's finished! Yup! My Clementine Shawlette and I LOVE it!

Yes, you heard it right. It is for MEEEEEEE! Sure, it can go as a scarf, if I choose to wear it outside, but well, I'd rather have it around my shoulder at home. And no, I don't cross dress...I just like to look at the pretty lace and feel the luxury of great wool and feel proud at something I had created by my own two hands.

Clementine Shawlette, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

I used about 0.75 of the yarn, so I still have a quite a bit left. The pattern said that it should be blocked lightly to the size of 10 3/4" wide and 57 1/4" long. However, I totally blocked it out and I get 13" wide and 71" long....I quite like it blocked out like this. ;-)

In the last episode of Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket I threw out the question of whether men could wear shawls...lacey ones at that.

*LOL* It seems that my idea wasn't well accepted. But hey, I don't care. Like I said, I'm not about to wear a lace shawl over my shoulders to go outside of my home, but still, I like it. I have to re-iterate again that I do NOT cross dress, so don't even think about anything stupid here.

But just for the sake of it, I'm modelling my Clementine for you guys. ;-)

Not too bad, eh?

WWKIP-Day was on Saturday. Only the KU team was there plus a German girl from
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting and a friend of mine. Better than nobody, eh?

So, that's all I have to say for now. Have to get back to my studying.

Have a great start to the week!

Current Mood: Okay
Food for the ears: One more year at Hogwarts, Billy Reid - listen to the song on my Vox


TomH's picture

Congrats! It looks great on you. Enjoy every moment it's draped around your shoulders.

Kerry's picture

Hi Em, it looks great. Now I have another use for all my sock yarn ;-)

potterdc's picture

Hee hee! I like that - shawls are the new socks! I LOVE shawls, and you've inspired me to make one for myself!

Jonathan in DC

Think less, enjoy it more.

MMario's picture

I make them round or square and then call them "lap robes" or "afghans" - but they are still really shawls, right?

but hey, 'clementine' is practically a scarf - and solid enough to be nice and warm, so you may end up using it that way.

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