HH is done and ready to deliver to my friend. As expected, the ribbed section blocked easily into a triangle and I was able to tug the diamond section gently to form a crescent, which will fit the recipient better than a straight triangle. I could have grown the shawl quite a bit with a hard blocking, but I liked the look and feel of a gentle block and it was just the right size as is. The shawl did dry before I finished pinning (it's hard to pin because I see double, but my new white glass head extra long, extra fine pins helped). I took and extension cord and my steam iron up on the deck and gave the shawl a good puff of steam a half inch above the fabric. I love the yarn, something I rarely say about commercial yarn, but this yarn is a real pleasure to knit: Alpaca with a Twist "Fino" from Nathania's store.
Mom, wearing the shawl. See her KIP t-shirt?
Next week I'll be casting on a new, larger Rogue for my daughter, who wore through the elbows on her beloved older one.
This week is busy so I'm just swatching. The dark violet is some Elann Baby Cashmere knit on purpose on a relatively small needle to make a warm lace fabric. The pale pink is Yarn Place Gentle knit on a size 1. The yarn is well-behaved and high twist, so I could knit it in transit, but the pale peachy pink color won't like the inevitable dark smudges and coffee stains, so it's my couch knitting for late at night. More on the swatches later if they work.