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DeAnzaJig
06-01-2007, 07:36 PM
Here are some pictures of my finally finished Hydrangea Shawl (http://www.loopyarn.com/detail.aspx?ID=564)
:cheering: (http://www.loopyarn.com/detail.aspx?ID=564)

It took me 6 weeks of knitting, several days of blocking, 860 yards of yarn (4 skeins of Frog Tree alpaca wool color #204), 2 packages of stitch markers, and 1 pair of #4 bamboo circs.

I'm so glad it's done and very happy with the results. This was my first attempt at lace knitting and apart from feeling as though I made little to no progress after several hours of knitting, I'm happy I tried it. I've even received requests for additional shawls! :ick:

knitqueen
06-01-2007, 08:19 PM
It's stunning, way to go! :inlove:

Susan P.
06-01-2007, 08:29 PM
Gosh..beautiful radiant colour and what a lovely pattern. Is that you wearing it? Suits you. Well done!

Susan P.
06-01-2007, 08:30 PM
Did you increase the size at all? Yours looks a little bigger depth wise (neck to base) than the original pattern.

soobeeoz
06-01-2007, 08:51 PM
Beautiful job! It was well worth the effort.

Jillle
06-01-2007, 09:06 PM
Its gorgeous!:inlove:
Your's look prettier than the one in the pattern!!

DeAnzaJig
06-01-2007, 09:11 PM
Thanks everyone!

Yes, Susan P. that's me wearing the shawl. I didn't make any changes to the pattern, but I used a different type of yarn than was recommended and went with the size 4 circs when 3's or 4's were recommended.

Susan P.
06-01-2007, 09:21 PM
Ah..that small yarn difference and the larger choice in needles works well I think. It really suits you..you have very good auburn/red highlights in your hair and that is picked up also by the colour choice.

wewantmore
06-01-2007, 09:22 PM
Wowza that is one purdy shawl. Great work.

Michelle

Mariblue
06-01-2007, 09:49 PM
:heart: That is beautiful! :heart:

MommaG
06-01-2007, 10:27 PM
That is so pretty.

carmabelle1191
06-02-2007, 09:32 AM
That is gorgeous! I love the red. I can't believe that's your first lace knit!:notworthy:

baronreads
06-02-2007, 09:38 AM
BEAUTIFUL! Great work for your first lace project! I hope my first lace project looks as nice!!

AnreeAce
06-02-2007, 09:55 AM
Gracious, but that's lovely! Great job! :cheering:

wildforyarn
06-02-2007, 12:45 PM
Beautiful! You should be very proud after all of that work!

Robinknits
06-02-2007, 01:02 PM
Beautiful!!!

tootie44
06-02-2007, 01:04 PM
Wow, that is gorgeous! Love the color.

auburnchick
06-02-2007, 01:45 PM
:passedout:

That is GORGEOUS!!!!! WOW!!!

mwedzi
06-02-2007, 02:52 PM
It's beautiful! One day I will try lace like that, too.

bellium
06-03-2007, 12:46 AM
wow - you did a wonderful job - you should be very proud!

Jeremy
06-03-2007, 11:00 AM
Great Job:thumbsup:

KnittingNat
06-03-2007, 12:03 PM
It's stunning!! I really like your modifications!

Kaydee
06-04-2007, 07:19 AM
Wow, you did an amazing job!!

ritaw
06-04-2007, 07:54 AM
It is wonderful. You have done a great job. Beautiful:hug: