23 July 2012

peaceful waters ~ a post by Melissa

My rav site is full of bugs that won't let me edit projects right now, so I'll just have to share my excitement on the blog (shucks!).  Bridgewater is blocked and drying ~ hopefully it doesn't take more than the day since I had to pin it to our bed.  I don't relish the thought of sleeping on the floor tonight...that would be a crummy way to spend our 18th anniversary (can I get a whoop, whoop!!).

Ready? .........

Isn't it gorgeous???  The center square looks like a calm tidal pool with not a ripple to be seen.  The yarn was amazing to work with (as usual) and blocked easily.

Preblocking the shawl measured 34" x 34" ~ I blocked it to 48" x 48" (I could have blocked it bigger but liked how it looked at this size) and I think it will probably relax down to almost the exact pattern finished dimensions.

I'm glad this one is finally done.  It's my first square shawl and there are a few things that I wish were a little nicer....that darn kitchener seam at the very end is not invisible when it's used to graft lace ends together and the seam bothers me.  All in all, though, I'm glad that I did it and am pleased with the result.  I have to admit ~ that 'holy crap, dude, have you gone mad?!?!' face that Wil gave to Jeff when he signed on for this kal kept randomly popping up in my head and Wil, yours was definitely the voice (face) of reason on this one!   ~ Melissa


  1. g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s!! but, I do think you may need to unpin it for your anniversary. ;) beautiful, beautiful job, melissa!

  2. thanks, Tanna! it's already almost dry (the heat is turned on in July with the door closed so it shouldn't take too long, really)

    my husband just walked in the door (early!) with a coffee and 50 (FIFTY!!)long stemmed red roses ~ I'm not worthy!!

    I've never seen so many....I didn't have a vase big enough so I'm using our dog's food jar ;)

    hope to get some finished photos next weekend!

  3. hallelujah! hallelujah! halleluuuuuujah!

    thank god almighty that bridgewater is done! and looks gorgeous to boot!!!

    give yourself a well deserved pat on the back.

    now... onto a niebling! (actually i just told will that we were talking about niebling and he gave me that 'holy crap, dude, have you gone mad?!?!' face again)!

    oh - and happy anniversary! your hubby rocks.

  4. Holy Hannah, it's finished!!! And it's so beautiful. The blocking process is always so transforming, isn't it? Btw, my kitchener seam shows too, so don't let it bother your too much!

    Now I want to see a photo of you wearing it!


  5. final photos this weekend when the hubby is around during good lighting hours of the day

    need to figure out a good setting instead of just out on my deck this time ~ Bridgewater is worthy of a good backdrop!

  6. completly stunning, every bit. i think i need one too. :)