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RachelJean
11-28-2006, 11:54 AM
Here's the shawl I finished last week. The sun finally came out today, so I was able to get a good picture. Both the pattern and yarn are from blackberry-ridge.com - it's called Wings of Fantasy by Hazel Carter. I love knitting lace, but I'm not really a lace-wearing kind of girl. I plan to give it to my Mom for Christmas. I think it will be perfect for her to wear when she gets dressed up to go to the opera.

sara_jayne
11-28-2006, 11:56 AM
:thud:

That is stunning!

knit-errant
11-28-2006, 12:05 PM
Oh wow! That is gorgeous! Beautiful work. :heart:

AnreeAce
11-28-2006, 12:07 PM
Lovely! :heart: :heart: :heart:

gardenmommy
11-28-2006, 12:19 PM
Wow! That is amazing!

1to1
11-28-2006, 01:23 PM
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and a great job blocking it. I have a shawl that I need to block--do you have any tips?

1to1
11-28-2006, 01:23 PM
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and a great job blocking it. I have a shawl that I need to block--do you have any tips?

Mama Bear
11-28-2006, 02:10 PM
Wow, very lovley! I can just see that at the Opera. What a wonderful gift.

Mama Bear

Jeep_Girl
11-28-2006, 02:16 PM
Beautiful! Simply Beautiful!

RachelJean
11-28-2006, 03:36 PM
1to1 wrote: I have a shawl that I need to block--do you have any tips?

This was the first shawl I blocked, so I had to kind of wing it. I got it thoroughly wet and then pressed it between two towels to get out the extra water. Then I just slowly pinned it out until it looked like the picture on the pattern. (I used one of those foam floor puzzles that my kids have). I wasn't sure how much to stretch it. I ended up pulling it pretty tight but I was gentle about it. When I took out the pins, I thought it would bounce back, but amazingly it stayed exactly how I pinned it. Blocking made a huge difference - it was 40x23" before blocking and 58x34" after blocking.

Thanks for all the compliments, everyone.

nonny2t
11-28-2006, 03:38 PM
That is exquisite!

Kaydee
11-28-2006, 04:49 PM
So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Jan in CA
11-28-2006, 05:25 PM
Ooooo so pretty!!

mwedzi
11-28-2006, 05:38 PM
Just magnificent. How long did it take you?

Yvonne
11-28-2006, 07:04 PM
Your shawl is a masterpiece. I love knitting shawls, too, though I've never worn one in my whole life. :rofl:

sunnyreflections
11-28-2006, 07:57 PM
gorgeous! I am making my MIL one right now (a shawl) but I dont' think it will turn out as nice as yours!

mks22300
11-28-2006, 08:32 PM
It's beautiful!

RachelJean
11-28-2006, 08:59 PM
To answer Nikki's question - it took about 4 weeks to complete. I am not a fast knitter at all! I have seen other people talk about knitting shawls in 3-4 days...I'm not sure how they do it. I guess they don't eat or sleep. :teehee:

Lieke
11-29-2006, 03:46 AM
:thud: just amazing. it's really wonderful. I love it :heart:

Ronda
11-29-2006, 08:13 AM
Incredible! :notworthy:

ecb
11-29-2006, 10:57 AM
that LITERALLY took my breath away
WOW
lovely
beautiful

ecb

cara
11-29-2006, 07:53 PM
just stunning!!!! It looks so detailed and delicate!