04 February 2013

I Have A Leaves of Grass Shawl~ post by Kelli

The wind helped me today. I think it agrees with my pattern and color choice. It picked up my shawl nicely. I just happen to be going out to dinner with co-workers from the knit shop, Ana-Cross Stitch where I work, a perfect time to showcase my lastest treasure. The shawl pin you see is hand forged, bronze, from an artist on Lopez Island, a island up here in the far northwest corner. I finished my last BO exactly at Superbowl kick off time, so you know I missed the first 1/2 of the game due to soaking, pinning and blocking. I was so excited. I'd go and check on the shawl while it lay there blocking, like a new sleeping baby to make sure it was still there and nobody bothered it. Can't wait to see yours ~ Kelli

25 comments:

  1. Your Leaves is beautiful! Congrats on finishing. The color is stunning. Enjoy wearing it!

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    1. I wore it tonight, along with them liking it, I got all kinds of advice on how to care for it~ kinda weird cause I've never had that happen.

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  2. What a beautiful piece. I love it. The color is so pleasant and welcoming. Beautiful! :)

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    1. I've loved this pattern the second I saw it. Thank you

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  3. Gorgeous! The color is perfect for this!!!

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    1. The 'true' color I can't get but it's pretty close, thank you.
      Kelli

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  4. And it is a beautiful shawl and I bet you look lovely in it!!

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    1. Thanks Karen, my daughter took my picture, man can I look serious, or zombie-like or frozen, but it was the best one.

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  5. kelli it is truly stunning. i love how delicate it drapes around you, it's perfect. i love the pin you found too. the way you described the blocking process is just how i feel, like a sleeping baby...

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    1. One of my favorite combos 50% wool 50% silk, if not my favorite, but I havn't knit with cashmere yet... and aren't they like one of our babies?

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    2. this jaggerspun zephyr 50/50 is my favorite all time lace yarn - it's what I'm doing my Niebling with ~ don't you love it after it's blocked?!?

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  6. This is stunning! It also suits you so beautifully, great photo! (I might need one of those pins, where did you get it?)

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    1. The comment below is for you~ I thought I pressed the 'reply'. Thank you for the lovely comments.

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  7. I got the shawl pin from Celtic Swan you can find her site on the internet. Funny cause I found out about her from Vogue Knitting magazine, they did a write up about her a couple years ago. I live on Fidalgo Island she's a couple islands over on Lopez.

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  8. Thank you, you are all so kind.

    Kelli

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  9. You did such a lovely job and the photos are breathtakingly beautiful!!! I bet you are snuggly warm in your new shawl!

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    1. At dinner last night I roasted! Very warm.

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  10. Soo lovely. Please tell us about the yarn and what needle size.

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    1. Hi Eileen, thank you for your comment. The yarn that I knitted with is Jagger Spun, 2 ply, lace weight, it's 50% merino and 50% silk. Love the drape of this. I'm always on the hunt for a great lace yarn,I found this one in Seattle at Weaving Works. They have cones and cones of lace and color. My daughter Bella actually wond 3oz. of this, while I wond 3oz. of another color. I kniitted the first 2 charts with a US4 and the rest with a US5. I kinda go back and forth weather I'd use smaller needles next time. Did I just say next time? I plan on going to Madrona, it's a 'fiber show',classes, booths for buying, kinda thing. I'm not taking any classes, but am hoping to find some new favorite yarns. Jared Flood is suppose to be there and I'm hoping to meet him! I'll try to post something about it. I hoping Melissa can come too~

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    1. thanks,and thanks for your leadershipness to put these KAL's on and carry our blog ~ what should we knit next? and when?

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  12. Stunningly beautiful shawl! Well done, indeed.

    Marianne40@r

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