Wing of the M~th

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The M~th shawl has grown. I have one or two more pattern repeats to complete, before the next step of the pattern.

And a close-up:

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It is quite an enjoyable knit. The pattern is fairly simple and makes for excellent multi-tasking, yet somehow I am still motivated enough to spend decent quantities of time on it while I have little else to do.

I highly recommend the pattern. So far it seems quite suitable for a beginning to intermediate level.

The only modification I have made to the pattern is that it calls for a size six needle, and I am using a size five. The finished wingspan measurement is listed as 84″ and I am pretty short-side-of-average, so it should end up being just about right. Maybe I’ll even have an extra skein of yarn…

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Unrelatedly, I reblocked snowdrop on Saturday. It was, in part, an excuse to use my new blocking wires. It really did need a good wash, though. I’ve been folding it up and wearing it around my neck all winter. I am planning to systematically go through and reblock all my shawls by the end of the quarter.

I intend to do this outside in the sun, where I can lay them out on a blanket and stab my T-pins directly into the ground.

Brilliant, no?

While I was at it, I also blocked this:

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Just in time for spring, I have blocked my scarf.  This is so like me.  So much that I almost don’t even recognize it.

Finally, I should contribute pictures from my weekend.  Kalamazoo College has a dance in the spring called Crystal Ball, where the entire (attending) student population cross-dresses.  I don’t go to dances as a general rule, but I figured that I might as well go to this one once.  A lot of girls end up going in their underwear, because somehow they think that counts.  We have waaay more class.

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Mouse and Cait.  Pretend that we’re convincing, alright?

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Also, Rob and a few others almost didn’t recognize me.  It was grand.

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