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Slim
10-26-2010, 07:27 AM
I knit this for my mother’s 83rd birthday. The name comes from the poem “Warning” which begins “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple …” My mom has always loved vibrant colors. This is a deep, rich purple.

Loved the pattern -- it was very well written. I didn’t use beads because I wanted something warm and soft for mom to wear around the assited living center where she lives.
Great yarn -- I love Jitterbug.


Pattern: Bitterroot (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter09/KSPATTbitterroot.php)
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in colorway Velvet Bilberry
Details on my Ravelry page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Slim/bitterroot

WandaT
10-26-2010, 07:48 AM
Wow ... absolutely gorgeous Slim!! Your mom will treasure it!

kmaclean
10-26-2010, 09:52 AM
Gorgeous! Your lace work always looks fantastic! :inlove:

Lana
10-26-2010, 10:47 AM
Very pretty! Light and airy.

margz3
10-26-2010, 10:50 AM
Love it!! Your mom should adore it :heart:

Jan1ce
10-26-2010, 11:54 AM
Beautiful, I'm sure your Mum will love it. If not I can give it a good home!! LOL

MoniDew
10-26-2010, 03:04 PM
yummy, Slim! your work is amazing!

lgoddard
10-26-2010, 04:12 PM
You do such beautiful things in lace. I envy you! I have tried to start a hat on size 3 needles and have frogged 3 times now and put it away. The small needles are getting the best of me and the really thin yarn. I am sure your mom will love showing this off.

melmac51
10-28-2010, 11:35 PM
This is beautiful! Slim, you are so talented!!

auburnchick
10-28-2010, 11:49 PM
Ohhhh...aren't you just the queen of shawls?!! Beautiful work, as always! I am such a fan of your projects!!!!

ArtLady1981
10-29-2010, 03:53 AM
Very nice! Beautiful! And thanks so much for sharing the story with us! "When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple...". So poignant!

Dimpledapple
10-29-2010, 05:20 AM
Gorgeous shawl!! :inlove: The color makes your lovely eyes really stand out!

Ronda
10-29-2010, 06:43 AM
Just gorgeous! Purple is my favorite color!

hyperactive
10-29-2010, 11:13 AM
this is a great shawl! Awesome lace work! Thanks for sharing the pics and the story.
You can be most proud of yourself and you can also enjoy the smile when you give the present. How could anyone NOT love this!

The color is awesome, too. I think a lot of older people use colors that are standing in the background, are not so visible and do not draw attention. But I think they should. I always made both my grandmothers wear colorful things - especially mono-colored - since they SHOULD draw that subtle attention to themselves.

MerigoldinWA
10-29-2010, 05:20 PM
Another beautiful shawl, you really pump these things out. Your mom will love it. :heart:

JudyD
10-29-2010, 05:30 PM
I am awed by all the beautiful shawls you turn out! This one is spectacular...

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Judy

Doublereeder2
11-05-2010, 09:38 AM
Gorgeous! She will love it.