19 May 2013

Finale - Guest Blogger Dixie

In the Pines
 Hi  Kaliers,

 After beginning this pattern with a lace weight yarn, I changed  to Malabrigo fingering. The other yarn wasn't suitable for me. I enjoyed this knit, and once I caught the rhythm of this pattern, I was off.

I completed 12 pattern repeats, but didn't use the whole 440 yds. With luck and a good wind, I may have been able to squeeze in another repeat, but I decided to leave that challenge for another day.

Last night while blocking, I thought about the beads I didn't add, but since the yarn is rather compact, not to mention I knit a "wee" bit tight, I think the shawl holds its own without any.
 And last but by no means least, a very special thank you to Melissa!  She has been an absolute gem! {Suffice it to say that blogger, for me, has been measuring high on the misery index, but thanks to Melissa it has been foiled; or I have. ~ CC: Clueless in Canada} :-)

I am looking forward to seeing each finished shawl. Enjoy stitching.... ( Marianne40 rav)


9 comments:

  1. hoorah 'CC' ~ mission accomplished (quite a few invites later but accomplished none the less!!)

    it's wonderful and I love it's compactness ~ it's amazing how different needle sizes and yarns lend themselves to this pattern and how unique and lovely each is in their own right

    I agree ~ beads would have taken away from the final product ~ it's lovely!!

    good job, Dixie (and you're always welcome back, even though you're my problem child :) ...)

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  2. I blew your photos up just a bit too ~ they were much too modestly small :)

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  3. Wow... I love it. Glad Melissa blew it up, cuz what I see is impressive. Now I am getting excited to finish mine. Good job Dixie. Thank you so much for posting. Pen

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  4. Dixie, great job it turned out beautiful. Great color. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Its beautiful. I love the color! Great job.

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  6. It's lovely, way to go, you do a KAL proud! So glad you joined~

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  7. Thanks very much. It's been fun!

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  8. What a beautiful shawl. WOW. Good job!

    I'm excited, cuz I just ordered blocking wires with an Amazon gift card. I have always blocked things the hard way, and Carolyn and I can share them.

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  9. Oh, another beauty! It looks amazing without the beads ;)

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