Mar 10, 2009

My Girl's Shawl

This past weekend was fabulous no matter how you look at it. The weather was grand and our schedule was clear which allowed for lot's of fiber play and even a bit of picture taking. Sadly, my model was a little giddy. I got her and the shawl outside for pictures but I couldn't get her to stand still...

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or stop being silly.

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This was the best I could do. At least you can see that she likes it and it's a good size for her.

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This was my second time knitting the Forest Canopy Shawl by Susan Lawrence. For the record, I like this one better. the last one was in laceweight yarn and I don't think that the gauge was right for the yarn. This time you can see the pattern much better. It also has a better feel, probably because I used Lorna's Laces. It's nice and soft but I suspect that the nylon content will held this hold up to use by my rowdy girl.

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I can totally see why Susan recomends it as a first lace project. It's intuitive and, for me, fast. I started it on February 9 and finished it on the 17th. Not quite a one-week shawl but I only missed by a few hours.

It would be perfect as written so my only mod was to add beads to the edging. I used a crochet hook to add them because they show on both sides that way and it looks much more pleasing in my opinion. I also abhor math and adding the beads as I go means that I don't need to calculate the number I'll need to string.

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I really enjoyed this project and Stinkerbelle loves the result. I hope that she enjoys it for many years to come.

3 comments:

Carole Knits said...

It's beautiful and I'm glad I got to see it in person. I love that last photo.

Margene said...

She knows how to have fun with lace! ;-)

Laura said...

It looks loverly.