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


MMario's picture

I make them round or square

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.

MMario - Can anybody tell me what year it is?

potterdc's picture

Hee hee! I like that -

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

Kerry's picture

Hi Em, it looks great. Now I

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

TomH's picture

Congrats! It looks great on

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