Turns out, I was the only one who participated, so it was the same as if I just knit any regular project! Oh well, I didn't mind as it's very pretty. I actually finished awhile ago, but I finally got around to blocking it.
The yarn is 100% hand dyed bamboo that I bought on Etsy a few years ago. Unfortunately, it's no longer available and I haven't been able to find a suitable alternative yet. I didn't have quite as much yardage as the pattern called for, so I had to cut out a couple of repeats in order for it to work. As it turned out, I had more than I thought and I wanted to use as much as I could, so the edge of the shawl has more rows than I normally would do.
To say that this yarn is incredibly splitty, is an understatement. I had to concentrate on every stitch, but then again, it is lace and I have to pay attention anyway! It does have a beautiful drape and sheen. My sister has her eye on it, but there is no way I'm letting her have it! For once, I actually knit something for myself!
Check out my beautiful hydrangeas! They're called "Endless Summer" and depending on the soil, they're either pink or blue. Aren't they gorgeous? I live in a big old Victorian house with this wrap around porch and I planted them a couple of years ago. The first year they didn't do much and last year I only had a few blossoms. This year, they've really taken off and I just love them.
I actually bought them at my grocery store! I figured if they could keep them alive, then they'd stand a pretty good chance of surviving at my house too!