Finished: Meadow Grass Shawl

It's been over a month since I finished one of my knitting projects.  That's way too long.  I made it my mission last week to get something, anything, off my needles, and thankfully Friday night I succeeded!

This is my Meadow Grass shawl, which was originally a Cameo.  I started Cameo when we went to Florida for Kali's lingerie shower, realized about 20 picots in that I had been counting the picot stitches wrong, and then subsequently realized I no longer wanted to make picots and cut the whole thing off the yarn.  As pretty as Cameo is, I need to keep my sanity, and Meadow Grass helped with that.

I was really unsure about the color combination at first.  It's a bit outside my comfort zone, but I like it.  Mary Catherine helped me choose it, actually, after I was plagued with failure to launch and was overwhelmed with too many colorwork choices!  The yarn is a skein of Tosh Merino Light I've had in my stash forever and one of my first Hedgehog Fibres sock club skeins.  An unlikely pair, definitely.  After working on it for a while, I realized it kind of looks like DC in the spring: cement and cherry blossoms.  I think because of that it makes the perfect spring shawl!

I'm not 100% happy with the way it blocked.  I'm not sure if the bindoff was too tight or if I blocked too aggressively, but you can see in the last picture that the bottom keeps rolling up.  The bindoff doesn't feel too tight, but who knows - it still might be.  I hope the rolling isn't noticeable when it's on.  There's no way I'm going to rip out the bindoff and do it again!

I'm working through my remaining WIPs--a cowl, a shawl and a pair of socks I started in January(!)--before I start anything new, though I did just get the Little Skein in the Big Wool Little House shawl kit!  I'm anxious to cast quickly can I complete everything else?!

Pattern: Meadow Grass by Heidi Alander / Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Fragrant (pink) / Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Dolmen (grey; September 2014 sock club colorway) / Ravelry notes here