Sunday, January 30, 2011

High Road

High Road modelled by AVFKW
After two weeks of "commuter knitting" and a final push today, I finished and blocked "High Road" designed by Mary-Heather Cogar and commissioned by A Verb for Keeping Warm (AVFKW)'s Proverbial Club. 70/30 SW Merino/Silk "Metamorphosis" was dyed "Pilgrim" by AVFKW and evokes the heat, raw land, and minerals of Santa Fe.  The unique construction of this shawl really shows off the variegated yarn.  The shape of the shawl blossomed as I blocked it - the process was similar to that of a wet chick drying its feathers and becoming the more recognizable form we are familiar with (huh? nevermind - the lesson here is to make no big moves before blocking!).  I learn much from this Proverbial Club.

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