Oh yes, Adamas is done!!! Fortunately it was finished blocking on Friday when there was actually some sun in the sky - so I decided to make some metaphorical hay while it shone :o)
Here is the shawl in all of its glory:
I am really pleased with it - perhaps that comes across without me having to be so explicit about it - oh well, nevermind. I will express my ardour further through the medium of photo mosiacs!
Here are some close-ups of various aspects of the shawl:
And here, more to give a general impression of the size of the FO than anything else, are a few modelled shots:
If you want to see larger versions of any of these mosaic photos just click through to my Flickr photostream.
So some details - this is the Adamas Shawl by Miriam Felton of MimKnits. It's been made using Adriafil Merino 2/30 cobweb weight yarn purchased from Angel Yarns (definitely one of the cheapest yarns of this type that I have found so far). I held the yarn double and knitted on one long 3.75mm circular needle. Ravelry project page is here.
Well, what can I say? This is my first true 'lace for the sake of lace' project and I love it! The pattern is beautifully simple which suits my tastes but also means that the repeats are easily memorised. I love the way the whole shawl grew out from the bottom point (out of just 5 stitches) - by the end the rows are pretty long, but they still flew by because working on this project was so addictive and I was so keen to finish it. The yarn is lovely and soft as well as being a real bargain and I think this shawl will make a lovely warm scarf without being too bulky.
I think I could quite easily become totally hooked on making lace of this type and I have already added several potential future projects to my favourites list on Ravelry. Once I've cleared a few projects from my queue I think I'll definitely be turning to lace again...