Now the only thing left to do is deliver the finished piece. Yep, I am done with the Lilac Leaf Shawl, and I am really pleased with it. I could have finished it sooner, but I agonized a bit about just how many repeats of the center chart I should do, and then I procrastinated a little about the garter-stitch-kitchenering. Since this is not for me, I was a little unsure about what finished dimensions to shoot for, and I could not remember just how much Jaggerspun Superfine Merino blooms/grows in the blocking process. After some smoothing, measuring, draping, and guessing, I settled on one last repeat, and it was the right decision. The finished measurements of 75" x 20" seem like a nice size.
As I said, this is not my shawl, but something I am donating. Recently, the newsletter for the lys put out a call for shawls, and I decided to participate. The request comes from a local chapter of a veterans' organization collecting gowns for the Marine Corps Ball, and they are hoping to pair wraps with the gowns. I have not decided whether or not I am going to make any more for this, but I have thought about perhaps weaving something. I just hope what I have done is appropriate for the occasion and fits with what they are seeking.