Last night I finally finished the sewn bind off for the Spiral Shawl. I washed it, and finished pinning it into position around 1 am. It turned out a bit smaller than I expected, but you never can tell when a piece is all rumpled up like a sack on a circular needle. The fabric is airy and translucent, as I had hoped. In this photo it is draped over the railing of the front porch. When I backed up enough to get a shot of the whole thing you could barely see the haze of knitted fabric. This is a close up, with two layers of the shawl in the top portion.
This is the shawl immediatly after having the blocking pins removed. The lighting is very poor, but the tan rug does allow the pattern to show up well.
This shot is on the winter ravaged lawn. I wanted a full sun shot to give a sense of the colour. It does appear much darker than this in most light, but this shows the blue and lavender that really is in there.
I called my sister this morning, and she just happened to be on her way to the mall 2 miles away from my house. She lives an hour's drive from here, so I told her to stop by while she was in the area, and I gave her the shawl when she got here. Even though I had intended the shawl to be bigger she was very happy with the size.