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auburnchick
09-13-2010, 08:27 PM
I started a teaching job in July, so I haven't had a lot of time to knit.

I finally managed to get this project finished.

This is the Traveling Woman Shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/traveling-woman), a free pattern available on Ravelry.

I think the name of this is fitting for this time in my life. I knit the bulk of it while on the road...first taking my daughter to college (I cried most of the way), and a month later to visit her and attend one of her soccer games. This shawl is well-traveled, that's for sure!

I used Ella Rae Lace Merino in color #103.

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I ran out of yarn with two rows + the bind off, so I emailed a few people on Ravelry in the hopes that someone would be willing to part with their scraps. Several people responded in the affirmative, and within a few days, I had my yarn and was able to finish.

I used size 6 needles and wound up using the entire skein plus 15 grams. Yay!


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On to the pictures (thanks for looking)!


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Jan in CA
09-13-2010, 09:48 PM
That is gorgeous! Don't you love Ella Rae Lace Merino!?

auburnchick
09-13-2010, 10:50 PM
That is gorgeous! Don't you love Ella Rae Lace Merino!?

Thanks, Jan! The yarn was very good to knit with! Merino is probably my favorite yarn...sooooo soft and divine!

aprilbetty
09-14-2010, 09:21 AM
Your work is just perfect! Gorgeous is absolutely the right adjective!

kmaclean
09-14-2010, 09:44 AM
Beautiful work! I love the yarn you chose ... the color is beautiful!

twoxover
09-14-2010, 04:43 PM
that is absolutely gorgeous!

ArtLady1981
09-14-2010, 04:55 PM
This is positively YUMMY! Thanks for the great photos, too!

Slim
09-14-2010, 05:55 PM
Oh my gosh, it is just gorgeous! The size is perfect. Don't you love the Ella Rae Lace?

linknit41
09-14-2010, 07:20 PM
This is beautiful, you did an excellent job. when we took our daughter off to university, i cried all the way home!! Couldn't really cry on the way, as she was in the car with me! Didn't want to look that pathetic! linknit41

auburnchick
09-14-2010, 08:00 PM
This is beautiful, you did an excellent job. when we took our daughter off to university, i cried all the way home!! Couldn't really cry on the way, as she was in the car with me! Didn't want to look that pathetic! linknit41

Thanks, everyone!!!! I have to say that Ella Rae is some very fine yarn indeed! For lace yarn, it is a little thicker than one might expect. It's not too flimsy, so it holds up well to tinking. :rofl:

As far as crying, I started before we even left the house (http://auburnchick.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/what-do-we-do-now/)!! I cried on and off the entire way down. It didn't matter if my daughter was in the car or not!! It totally broke my heart. I was fine after five days. I was fortunate in that I had just started my dream job, so I've been very distracted. :wink:

lgoddard
09-14-2010, 08:52 PM
So beautiful, the detail is amazing. I sure would wear that proudly and show it off

Jaxhil
09-15-2010, 03:34 PM
Really beautiful, and the color is yummy, too!

WandaT
10-01-2010, 07:55 AM
It's gorgeous!!! Love the beautiful color and the lace pattern is lovely! What a fitting name too! (Moved our daughter into her first apartment in August - she was in a dorm the first two years. I still cried, but it was much easier this year. I've gotten used to my "me" time - didn't take long, LOL - and LOVE it!)

mks22300
10-02-2010, 05:17 PM
It's beautiful and I just love the color!

Lana
10-03-2010, 09:06 AM
REALLY BEAUTIFUL!
And I love the way it looks with jeans and a "T".

auburnchick
10-04-2010, 11:08 PM
Thanks y'all!

I wore this last week, and it was a hit with my students! I have never worn a shawl before, so I was a little self-conscious, but I have to say that I am hooked. I plan on making more shawls!