Monday, May 30, 2011


I know a lot of people have been talking about the fact that whenever they mention the name of the Roxanne Mystery Shawl, the Police song of the late 1970's-early 1980's comes into their head and won't leave! I've been having the same thoughts as I've sprinted toward the finish line of this cute shawl.
I really enjoyed making it, but now that it's done and blocked, I'm not sure if I will wear it all that much. It is a little short, but since it is somewhat rounded in the back versus triangular, it is not appropriate to wear with the point in the front and the ends draped forward. I think I would prefer that type of shawl as my next attempt. If anyone can recommend a good pattern that fits these requirements, please leave a comment!
The pattern was a lot of fun, and was my first experience with a true lace shawl. I loved the tab cast-on and I love the cables surrounded by lace. In addition, this was the first shawl that I really blocked out from the "blob" stage to a beautiful, opened-up lace garment, and it WAS magical to see how the shawl changed as many others have described.
Now I return to the University of Michigan afghan for my daughter. I am slightly ahead of schedule, and plan to finish the third of the four panels tonight and hopefully block it tonight--I have a lot of evening activities this week and tonight is probably my only chance to take the time I need with the blocking wires to get a nice, straight panel.
Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend!

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