Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lazuli Shawl

My shawl is finished! When I started this project, I don't think I realized just how large it was going to be. It's 84 inches across along the top and about 43 inches down the spine. The pattern was easy to memorize but I had to mark my rows and count my stitches. The rows became so long and it would have been very easy to miss a yarn over. I counted a lot!! I used 100% baby alpaca yarn from Knitpicks. The color is midnight black but it has tones of blue in it. It's really pretty when the light hits it.

 
I had some help along the way! Lily walked around on it while it was being blocked. I think she just wanted to make sure it was laying nice and flat. It's hard to see in this picture, but the shawl is pinned to the carpet along all three edges.

 
I got the pattern from this magazine. If you like knitting lace, this magazine is wonderful! It's from England and packed with patterns. It's quite expensive but JoAnn's carries it and it's usually 10% off.

I'm also pleased to say that I'm hand sewing the binding on my Twister quilt! Thanks to the storm, I'll have 2 finishes this week! It's amazing how much you can get done when you're snowbound and not working! I'll post a picture when that binding is all done.

Happy Valentine's Day!


12 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, Rosemary. I think your little knitting inspector would agree.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  2. Your shawl is ever so pretty - well worth all the time put into it.

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    1. Thanks! It came out better than I thought it would!

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  3. Your shawl is so lovely! I wish I had learned more about knitting when my aunts were still around to teach me. I'd love to be able to create something like this!

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    1. Thank you but I think it looks harder than it is. If you can knit and purl, you can make a lace shawl! You just have to pay attention to the pattern.

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  4. Gorgeous shawl--it'll keep you warm in the next (hopefully NOT) snowstorm!! Happy Valentine's Day...Julierose

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    1. Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks but I don't want any more snow! I'm actually working all day Saturday. Hope it doesn't get too bad.

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  5. The shaw is wonderful, it is hard to keep the cats off anything, I have so much cat fur on my clothes, I wonder if I will be meyowing all over the place. Great job.

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    1. You made me chuckle but you're so right! They love to sit on everything! Thank you and enjoy your Valentine's Day!!

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  6. Your shawl is beautiful! I think Lily has approved it! Or she is checking out if it can be turned into a nice bed for her! :)) Indeed, bad weather is 'wonderful'; we get to do more quilting than usual! :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words! We're expecting more snow Saturday but nowhere near as much as last week. Unfortunately, I have to work. No progress on my projects! Enjoy your weekend!!

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