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Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Shawl

I started knitting in 1997.  In all those years not one project drove me as crazy as knitting this shawl did.  It was a challenge.  And when I got to the lace border (the one designed to go with this shawl), I finally caved.  I decided that the pattern provided was beyond my skill set and I picked something else.

This project taught me patience and perseverance ... qualities I thought I was generously endowed with ... but discovered were not sufficient to get to the end of this shawl ... it really did stretch my boundaries.

And so, here are the pictures of the shawl that I am pretty darn proud of ... and that snagged my interest in doing other lace shawls ... something that I thought was totally unbelievable just a few months ago.  I know another lace shawl is in my future.  I am hooked!!

These outside pictures show the true color of the yarn.

Same shawl but taken in doors one evening.  Amazing difference in color.

Draped over my daughter's arm the day the shawl came off the blocking board.

The cute model is my beautiful daughter.

Another option for how it can be worn.


  1. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! Like an artist piece . . .

  2. OMG it is so beautiful.....Your work is stunning

  3. I agree it is a work of art! The colour is perfect the pattern is really special. I like the generous size as well.

  4. I LOVE the border you chose to do! I'm sure your daughter will treasure it till she dies; she'd better!

  5. Absolutely beautiful. I am in awe.

  6. The finished shawl is gorgeous! Your daughter is very lucky. I loved reading that you are now hooked on making another!

  7. Oh that turned out beautifully. I love it. What a lot of work!!

  8. It is just breathtaking! I like the pretty design that goes down the back, the lace edging, the beads, everything about it!

  9. The shawl is just gorgeous, you did a wonderful job to be proud of. Your daughter shines, a beauty, I love her haircut. The shawl was made for her. Your patience paid off Grasshopper.


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