I don't have any really nice photos of my latest finished project. I looked super cute today so I tried taking a photo of me in the shawl but AUGH. And I'm not being super self absorbed or self depreciating here. I was super cute today, really. A lot of people told me. My hair is finally long enough I can style it so it was all curly and smooth. One of my students grabbed a curl and pulled saying 'spring has sprung!' which was cute and painful all at the same time. But yes, I was cute, and the photos were awful. Not just 'I'm not as cute as I'd like me to be' but like... like there was something really wrong with me. Like I'd just seen something really confusing and I wasn't able to process it at all. Regardless, just shawl on bookshelf photos today. Overexposed because I had to take the photo inside due to the relentless rain.
Blocking in all it's billion pins (small shawl so not quite a billion)
And this completes the first project of Knitmas 2012! I'm determined to knit things for my cousins this year so this is destined for my cousin Jess (who doesn't read this blog) (oh gawd I hope she doesn't read this blog)(if you are reading this Jess this is not really for you- this is all a rouse for someone who does read the blog, thanks for helping out).
Now here's a question, I want to make my own shawl pins out of sticks. Is sanding and waxing enough to make a decent shawl pin or would that be just plain ugly? I don't want to stain them, but I don't want them to just be sticks. You know? I'm hoping the wax will make them smooth and prevent any splinters. Does anyone have any advice?
Cheers all, thanks for reading.