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ArtLady1981
08-29-2011, 04:58 PM
It's all done, drying on the blocking board! My notes (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/japanese-feather-stole-or-scarf) here.

The Japanese Feather Shawl or Scarf (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/japanese-feather-stole-or-scarf) (as seen at Ravelry)
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Jan in CA
08-29-2011, 07:38 PM
Whoa... pretty! Looks like it took forever, but knowing you it took a week or less. :teehee:

dreamsherl
08-29-2011, 07:39 PM
OMG! Your scarf is gorgeous. :yay: :yay: Iím looking for this pattern. Iím so into lace right now.

auburnchick
08-29-2011, 09:58 PM
:passedout:

Lovely!!!!!! Your talent just blows me away!!!

TreshaRuthe
08-29-2011, 10:00 PM
Dollyce,
What do you use for your blocking board? I like that it looks like yours is a big set of puzzle pieces so you can use only what you need. I've been avoiding making anything that needs blocking until I have somewhere to block it. (You try finding clear floor space in a house with every family member for four generations under one roof!) But what you're using looks like it could be perfect for me. (Maybe I could put it up on one of my bedroom walls?)

Jan in CA
08-29-2011, 10:17 PM
Dollyce,
What do you use for your blocking board? I like that it looks like yours is a big set of puzzle pieces so you can use only what you need.

Exactly! They are Knitpicks Blocking Mats. I have a set of two. I found that long things like scarves and shawls usually need more. I love them!
http://www.knitpicks.com/accessories/Blocking_Mats__D80597.html

TreshaRuthe
08-29-2011, 11:19 PM
See, I knew it couldn't be the great big rubber/foamy things that I have for the kids to play on :D :rofl:

ArtLady1981
08-30-2011, 12:01 AM
Dollyce,
What do you use for your blocking board? I like that it looks like yours is a big set of puzzle pieces so you can use only what you need. I've been avoiding making anything that needs blocking until I have somewhere to block it. (You try finding clear floor space in a house with every family member for four generations under one roof!) But what you're using looks like it could be perfect for me. (Maybe I could put it up on one of my bedroom walls?)

These blocking squares (that can be pieced together in many configurations) are from Knitpicks.com. I bought two sets. They are very affordable! I use them all the time!

salmonmac
08-30-2011, 05:45 AM
A fabulous scarf! This will look beartiful on and feel wonderful, I'll bet. Exquisite work once again.

nonny2t
08-30-2011, 07:27 AM
Beautiful as usual. The colorway with the pattern makes it just that much more gorgeous. Well done!:inlove:

ArtLady1981
08-30-2011, 12:56 PM
See, I knew it couldn't be the great big rubber/foamy things that I have for the kids to play on :D :rofl:

I've heard other knitters say they are basically the same thing except for color and maybe the kiddy squares are texturized. They said they use them for blocking, no trouble. Other knitters have said these foam, interlocking squares are also available at places like Home Depot. Not sure about the color.

I like the neutral color of the Knitpicks brand. I'm not at all afraid of color transfer. I wish they had grid markings of some sort, but that would drive the price up no doubt. I have a gridded blocking board, too, but it was IMO very expensive, not big enough most times, and not as versatile as Knitpicks blocking tiles.

blueygh2
08-30-2011, 01:42 PM
Oh my. Just Oh my! Such a gorgeous piece of knitting!

Olha
08-31-2011, 08:24 PM
Beautiful and delicate! Wonderful colours too! I wonder how many projects you work on at the same time? It just seems that you post pictures of elaborate, big projects every other day! :)

ArtLady1981
08-31-2011, 08:47 PM
Beautiful and delicate! Wonderful colours too! I wonder how many projects you work on at the same time? It just seems that you post pictures of elaborate, big projects every other day! :)

Oh, I TRY MY BEST to focus on one thing at a time! But every knitter gets sidetracked with other eye-candy!

So I'd say that about sums it up!

Right now, at this very minute....I'm working on two sweaters: one is a jacket, all 5 pieces knit up and on the blocking table, drying. When they are bone dry I'll seam all, add the collar, add the applied i-cord buttonbands. Attach buttons, wear with pride!

The other is a pullover I started in early June. I left off at 7" on the Front....got sidetracked....so now with cool weather setting in, I am going to finish it up! No new projects until the jacket and pullover are D.O.N.E.

Breezed
09-02-2011, 10:31 AM
Beautiful.

MerigoldinWA
09-06-2011, 02:59 PM
Lovely lace, Dollyce. I don't remember you making shawls before and now 2 in a row. Is this going to be the new thing for a while? I love this type of knitting, but have never done it. Well, a little lace, but nothing like this. Your color/yarn choice is great too.

MerigoldinWA
09-06-2011, 03:04 PM
TreshaRuthe---

(You try finding clear floor space in a house with every family member for four generations under one roof!) But what you're using looks like it could be perfect for me. (Maybe I could put it up on one of my bedroom walls?)

What a unique idea. I've not heard of this done before. It sounds like you have every reason to be the first to try it with such a big family, resulting in not enough space for a more traditional approach. Let us know how you did and how it worked out if you try it. :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
09-06-2011, 04:27 PM
Thanks Judy!

I'm really a diehard sweater knitter, but I am finding ez-pz shawls and scarves to be a refreshing break! Especially for vacation knitting! I sorta like having individual scarves for each of my sweaters rather than necklaces!

bambi
09-06-2011, 04:36 PM
Very beautiful!!

Antares
09-08-2011, 12:08 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! With all your fabulously knitted stuff, you must have a difficult time deciding what to wear on special outings--or even everyday outings!

Love love love this shawl. Definitely wear it with pride!

ArtLady1981
09-08-2011, 01:14 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! With all your fabulously knitted stuff, you must have a difficult time deciding what to wear on special outings--or even everyday outings!

Love love love this shawl. Definitely wear it with pride!

Thanks! I like the pattern stitch so well I'm thinking about knitting another one in a solid color. It's a 28 row repeat, but very easy, very repetitive.