Thanks to the sixth (seventh?) cool, rainy weekend in a row, the paisley shawl has been blocked. Here it is on the blocking wires atop a pile of towels on my bedroom rug::
The strange blue triangles behind it are the printed sides of my beach towels. I wasn’t as neat about putting them down as I should have been. This flash shot also kills the colors somewhat. They’re brighter and more varied than this washed out photo shows.
You can see the paiselys, the quad-flower eyelts in teh piece’s center, and that each pint bears the same quad-flower. I also like the way the diagonals from the center are echoed by the edging’s join. I think it worked, even if my photography skills are too lame to document it well:
Now you can see why the thing reminded me of a bandanna. It’s got the same sort of all-over patterned center, with a bold paisley border all around the edges: