Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Knitting Finish


Here is my new finished shawl! It's called Over the Moon. It's 56 inches across and 26 inches wide at the spine. It's from the book Sock-Yarn Shawls. The author, Jen Lucas, is wonderful! I was having problems with another pattern. I contacted her with my problem and she figured out what I was doing wrong. My frustration was over! She was a delight to speak with.

I'm going to try and hold off knitting until the fall.  I have so much machine quilting to do.  I end up getting obsessed with a knitting pattern and never quilting! I'm also so behind reading books and magazines. I'll try to keep from knitting but not sure I'll be successful at that!

 
As you can see, Lily was so happy to see I was done my shawl and had a little leftover yarn. It made the perfect toy for her.  She's been playing with it all morning. My family room doesn't look too good right now! We've been yarn bombed!!

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  1. Love your shawl and the stitch is very pretty. Looks like the yarn colour is one of Lily's favourites! so cute.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! It was a fun pattern to quilt. Lily enjoyed it too!

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  2. Love your shawl. Hadn't heard of that book. I'll have to try to find it. While I love knitting socks, I also love knitting other things with sock yarn.

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    1. Thanks! The book is great, Dora. I love knitting socks but am much more enthusiastic for the first sock than I am for the second! The shawls are gorgeous in the book.

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  3. This one is quite pretty, and I'll bet it's soft too.
    Shawls are so much fun to knit.....no sleeves!

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    1. I bought that yarn at Fabric Place! I never seem to fit knitted items very well. So much easier without sleeves!

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  4. Gorgeous shawl Rosemary! Lily looks like she is having a great time. My Lhasa Apso will play and snarl up my yarn if I leave it on the floor. Pets are so funny!

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    1. Thanks, Joanie! Lily follows me all over the house so I guess she likes to knit and quilt too!

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