Just as 2008 is finishing up, I'm finishing up some projects that have been left on their own for far too long. Number one is the Julia Shawl that I actually finished knitting several weeks ago, but couldn't seem to get around to weaving in the ends and blocking it. So, today is the day. It's knit with a yarn called Chispa, cotton with dashes of acrylic, so I'm not sure that it even needs to be blocked, but I felt like it needed some sort of something (how's that for a technical approach to finishing?). So, I washed it with Eucalan, figuring that after being hauled around on two trips and sat on by SarahCat many, many times, it probably could use a light wash. Then I laid it out on two cardboard cutting boards used for cutting out fabric, covered them with a waterproof tablecloth and put them on my outdoor worktables. I planned on pinning it out, but it didn't really seem to need it. Here's how it looks so far. I am so excited and so pleased with this.
Tomorrow, hopefully, I'll have pictures of me wearing it.