Monday, June 20, 2011

Finished The Shawl!

I finally finished the Fleurdelise shawl I have been working on. It is made from a merino/silk sock yarn that mama gave me for my birthday last year. I don't knit socks. (I don't wear them, either, unless it is REALLY cold!) My attention span isn't long enough to make two of the same exact things in a row. But I loved this colorway when I saw it on etsy. It is called "Pumpkin Spice" and came from So, with it sitting in my stash, I had to find something to make from it. The pattern is by Michelle Miller, and I downloaded it from Ravelry. If you click on the picture below, it will take you to the pattern. (I don't know how I did it, but somehow it happened!)
I love how this yarn is multicolored, but it doesn't look "busy" like a lot of verigated yarns.

This picture is a little dark, but you can see the overall lacy look.

This will be a gift for a very dear lady that I used to work with. I seldom manage to keep things I create. I manage to justify to myself that time spent sitting on my hiney knitting is okay if I am making something for someone else. This lady is a beautiful Christian role model, and was a joy to work with. When I started this shawl, it was going to be for myself, but she kept coming to mind as I was working. Then one day I was driving down the street in front of the school, thinking about the section of the shawl I was working on, and there she stood, waiting to cross the street to another building on campus. Sometimes the Lord makes things very plain!

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