Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Knitting Finish


I finished my shawl! The pattern is called Happenstance. It's from the book Sock-Yarn Shawls by Jen Lucas. I just love this book! She has some great patterns that use sock yarn. I always buy sock yarn but hate the thought that the gorgeous yarn won't be very visible as socks. These shawls certainly show off the yarn. This yarn was a variegated grey and purple.  I received it as a gift at Christmas.
 
 
I washed it and then blocked it. I opted to make it a little larger. The top measured 58 inches while the sides were each 30 inches. I had it pinned to my carpet. However, I had to cover it with towels since my cat thinks it's fun to pull those pins out. Here's a few pictures of her keeping an eye on those pins.
 

 

You can tell she's up to no good!


Here's a close up of the knitting. I think this is a really pretty pattern. This book is full of these lovely stitches.

 
Here's my daughter wearing the shawl. She was getting ready for work but was nice enough to stand still for a minute so I could take the picture!

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  1. That is a beautiful pattern, Rosemary! You did a great job and it is so pretty!
    I tried to post a comment a minute ago but nothing happened, so if it shows up twice, that is why. :)

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    1. So nice to hear from you, Sharon! I've missed you! Thanks for the nice words!!

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  2. What a beautiful shawl! You are so right about lovely yarn being hidden when made into socks.
    Lily does a good job of minding those pins!

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    1. Thanks!! Lily's a little too interested!! I have to keep her away from whatever I'm working on!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Hope you're all set for Saturday!

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