27 April 2012

Heir·loom [air-loom] ~ a post by Kelly (guest blogger)

A thing of great beauty, crafted with extraordinary skill

Whew!  That was a looong project.  Everything was going along swimmingly, until I reached the knitted-on edging.  Even the girls at the yarn store were saying "Aren't you done with that...YET?"  I worked on that edging nearly every weekday for 2 and 1/2 months.  (Weekends excluded due to the little one you see with me in the photo, she gets all my attention when I'm not working!)

It will be gifted to my dear friend, Amanda, who is getting married this summer.  I hope that she loves it and that she thinks of this special time in her life whenever she touches it.  Funny thing about memory, that it clings to knitting more than anything else I've ever known.

I'm happy to be moving onto other projects, but I really enjoyed this knit.  Mostly because I kept knitting and knitting and knitting!

Good Luck Melissa and John!  Before you know it you'll be grafting those edges together.

Holler the next time you decide to do a knit-a-long and I'll be on board.
Ashby, anyone???  It's on my list!

Kelly Lightbeam


  1. Wow, Kelly! What an awesome gift & keepsake for your friend...does she know about it yet?

    It's gorgeous ~ I'm inspired. Time to pick mine up again and finish it!!

    Where are you, John ;) ??

  2. We're having a shower for her in two weeks. I'll surprise her with it then. I still need to block it though.

  3. It is beautiful. I hope she appreciates all the love and work that went into it. I just started following your blog, and I am really enjoying it.

  4. I forgot to mention ~ Kelli and I were talking about doing some sort of Olympics inspired kal starting in July....

    maybe a London-based designer? we've just talked about it a little so if anyone has any ideas, feel free to chime in!

  5. What a perfect shawl. Your friend must be mighty special ~ Way to go Kelly