My Aestlight shawl is all done except the edging!
It sounds as though it’s almost done, then, doesn’t it? Except that a knitted-on edging takes a surprising amount of time.
Also, more yarn than you’d think. So now begins the exciting time of the shawl:
Will I have enough yarn??
I have weighed the yarn remaining before I started the first repeat of the edging, and I will do so again after the repeat is done. The small scale I have is good to within 0.1 g, so works well for situations like this. I should be able to estimate soon whether my yarn will hold out.
If worse comes to worst, I have the same yarn base dyed by Astrid in a deeper color that I could use as a contrasting rather than matching edging, I suppose. It should be enough, by all rights, but we will see!
By the way, I am agreeing with Kat that this blue is unquestionably Caribbean. Or at least tropical. (Hey, Kat, here’s your white sand beach! Right?!) Despite the fact that I started it at dawn by ‘the lake’, no Northern lake was ever this shade of turquoise. I think I need a new name for the shawl!
Speaking of tropical, as I took these photographs on the new-fallen snow, I heard honking and looked up to see these somewhat belated travelers:
I don’t know why they waited so long, but at least they were heading south.
Give my regards to those turquoise waters, geese!