|Insanely lovely color!|
|Ah! Terri got one of those great full-shawl pictures I'm so clueless about taking ;)|
|The best representation of the blue colorway|
Terri used Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Wood Violet, and she went with size 6 needles - which, in her case, gave her a looser gauge, but she likes the fabric, and she did shorten her shawl, width-wise, like I did. From the pictures, it does seem my shawl is longer, top to bottom, but it could be the blocking, too. She enjoyed the pattern and also found it easy to follow/great for a first shawl. Holla at successfully finishing her first shawl! (And insanely fast, by the way!)
I WILL say there might be fifty too many picots for me, though :O When there are that many, it takes eighty years to bind off, and I think I like the look of fewer picots, but I wasn't sure how to change that (read: didn't want to bother taking the time to figure it out), so, I left it. As for Terri, she said she didn't block out all the picots carefully, so, they don't fully stand out, but I think it looks great, and it's always something that can be fixed later!
Molly did have inspiration for this shawl, and it comes from her spending time on her grandparents' property when she was younger, coupled with Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. If you watch her video podcast, then you know she loved spending time with her grandmother when she was growing up, knitting and talking, and Molly has had her grandmother on the podcast a couple of times, which is neat. The lace section of the shawl is a tree/pinecone motif, representative of the area around the house her grandparents used to live in.