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Blub!

So, I've had this project going for about a year and a half at this point. I took a really long hiatus in making it (think almost a year and a half), but recently decided to pick the needles up again and finish it for good!


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This is it in its entirety. A lot bigger than I expected blocking to make it! (This is a queen sized bed for scale comparison.)

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Close up on the pattern near the edges.

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Close up on the black to see all the purrty colours and pattern.

Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out. Not the blocking, but that's always been an issue and straight lines and symmetry are overrated, anyway, haha. (I wish I had wires, proper pins and an actual blocking board!) Wouldn't make it again, just because I've made it once and that's enough for me. =)

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jelazakazone
Apr. 2nd, 2014 12:11 am (UTC)
That is AMAZING.
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
Wow! Thanks! I'm glad you think so! =D
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dragondancer515
Apr. 2nd, 2014 12:26 am (UTC)
Agreed, it's amazing and SO pretty!
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 12:30 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm really happy to hear that! To be honest, I've stared at it so much that all I can see are the things I did wrong or don't like, haha. =P
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altamira16
Apr. 2nd, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
That is beautiful.
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 12:30 am (UTC)
Thanks! =)
yesididit
Apr. 2nd, 2014 12:57 am (UTC)
oh its lovely!
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 12:58 am (UTC)
Thank you!
_last_serenade_
Apr. 2nd, 2014 01:04 am (UTC)
wow that is gorgeous all around! nice work! :)
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 01:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! =D
polkadotrose
Apr. 2nd, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
That is gorgeous and looks like it would be painstaking work to make. I love the colors, it's really beautiful.
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 07:39 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I wouldn't necessarily say painstaking, but I probably spent 12+ hours watching TV shows while making it, haha. =P
ammet
Apr. 2nd, 2014 01:54 am (UTC)
It's beautiful! I love it and especially love the colors!
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 07:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm really happy with the colours, too! =D
fluffydragon
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:18 am (UTC)
Omg ... I love it!
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 07:40 am (UTC)
Thanks! =D
ariandalen
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
That is gorgeous!
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 07:40 am (UTC)
Thank you, thank you! I'm really happy that you think so!
momentsplinter
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:37 am (UTC)
that's so pretty! i love the colours.
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 07:41 am (UTC)
The photos don't really do the colours justice, but thank you! I'm really pleased with how well my yarn choice worked out. The dyer must have read my mind when making the skeins! =D
young_raven
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
Wow, absolutely gorgeous!
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 07:41 am (UTC)
Thanks!
hazelnutdarling
Apr. 2nd, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
Wow wow wow! Stunning!
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 07:43 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's so flattering to see so many people using such amazing words to describe the shawl! It makes me all... glowy inside! =D
missmuppy
Apr. 2nd, 2014 04:18 am (UTC)
So spectacular!
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 07:44 am (UTC)
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm really glad that you like it! =)
mrs_sweetpeach
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:17 pm (UTC)
Holy cats, that's beautiful! I love the colors and the open mesh of the fabric.

Are you on ravelry? If so, under what name?
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so happy that you like it!

I am, indeed! I'm under the same name: dancingtodeath! Here, I can even link you! =)
http://www.ravelry.com/people/dancingtodeath
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kittenmint
Apr. 2nd, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
WOW that is GORGEOUS!! What an amazing job!
dancingtodeath
Apr. 2nd, 2014 06:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! =D
oxycottontail
Apr. 3rd, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)
This is beautiful. I just learned how to knit myself. I hope tomake something this beautiful.
dancingtodeath
Apr. 3rd, 2014 07:26 am (UTC)
Absolutely! It's definitely not out of your range if you keep trying! It's really great that you've picked knitting up. =D
Thanks for commenting! =]
katzb101
Apr. 3rd, 2014 05:49 am (UTC)
*blinks* Oh wow, that really is stunning.
dancingtodeath
Apr. 3rd, 2014 07:26 am (UTC)
Thank you! It makes me incredibly happy with how well this is being received. =D
courtierka
Apr. 4th, 2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!
dancingtodeath
Apr. 4th, 2014 06:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! =)
venia
Apr. 5th, 2014 07:35 am (UTC)
I can imagine myself not knowing how to stop the pattern and going 'ok I'll wrap it up later, let's keep going' and this is why it kept growing and growing and eventually came out so big lol.

Jokes aside, it's magical!! I admit I stared at the pic for quite some time and no matter what it looks gorgeous. Awesome work! :)
dancingtodeath
Apr. 5th, 2014 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! That's incredibly sweet of you to say: your comment made my day! =D

I was really worried that I wouldn't be able to pick it back up again when I stopped, but I was able to figure things out, thankfully! And even the mistakes (which are many and mostly consistent) are hard to notice with so many colours, so I'm pretty happy about that. And the person I'm giving it to doesn't knit, so I don't think they'll notice. At least I hope not, haha.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You're far too kind!
momsalive1
Apr. 5th, 2014 02:18 pm (UTC)
Oh wow!! That is incredible!!! :OO
dancingtodeath
Apr. 5th, 2014 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad it's done now! =D
kixeldorado
Apr. 5th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
That is GORGEOUS!
dancingtodeath
Apr. 5th, 2014 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm really happy to see that it's being received so well and that so many people like it! Thanks for commenting and telling me! =]
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