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kemp
02-28-2006, 12:03 PM
This was my project for the Knitting Olympics, the Diamond Fantasy Shawl (http://www.siviaharding.com/Diamonds2.html). There are a lot of mistakes, but I decided not to worry about that early on. The yarn was so sticky that sometimes two stitches looked like one...I got much better at catching it, but it took a while.

The pattern is awesome...gets ***** Cheryl rating :roflhard: Seriously though...it rocks and you do the edging as you go. Much better than picking up stitches and adding the border at the end. I intend to make another one soon!

Yvonne
02-28-2006, 12:12 PM
Oh Cheryl, I love your shawl. What yarn was it?
I do dearly love lace knitting. :inlove:

kemp
02-28-2006, 12:16 PM
The yarn is Karabella Gossamer (http://yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=997). Beautiful but sticky and needed some getting use to. My previous lace experience was with sock yarn...totally different than this. The gossamer is $$$ but really beautiful when you see it in person.

Lisa1216
02-28-2006, 12:29 PM
Very beautiful!! :inlove: Lace knitting is on my 'things to do' list, and after seeing this, I may move it closer to the top!

VictoiseC
02-28-2006, 12:36 PM
That's a gorgeous shawl! I think your gray doggy thinks it's for him coz it's gray too.

kemp
02-28-2006, 12:38 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: I didn't notice before but they do kind of match! The last think he needs though is to have something to make him warmer...he's a siberian husky!

Ronda
02-28-2006, 01:30 PM
It's beautiful! So is the dog!

Jenelle
02-28-2006, 01:51 PM
That's a beautiful shawl!! :inlove:

KellyK
02-28-2006, 02:42 PM
Kempy...its absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

Amber
02-28-2006, 03:17 PM
As I said before on your blog...it is just gorgeous!! Stunning! I hope someday that I can knit something so beautiful!

kemp
02-28-2006, 03:25 PM
Thanks, y'all! I'm so glad you're able to overlook the mistakes! I can't wait to make it again...this time, much more perfect.

Angelia
02-28-2006, 04:04 PM
Oh, that is stunningly beautiful!! :notworthy: :notworthy:

Much more perfect next time? How much more perfect can you get?! ;)

Jenelle
02-28-2006, 04:05 PM
Thanks, y'all! I'm so glad you're able to overlook the mistakes! I can't wait to make it again...this time, much more perfect.

It's those 'mistakes' or 'imperfections' that make it unique though ;)

Hazelgil
02-28-2006, 04:17 PM
That's stunning,
Would love to attempt that,
too bad it's not a free pattern.

Hazel x :)

kemp
02-28-2006, 04:20 PM
Nope, not free, but so worth it. Easy to follow and produces beautiful results if you keep better track of the pattern/sticky little stitches than I did.

Jouf
02-28-2006, 06:44 PM
Kemp, it's gorgeous! Sure wish it was a free pattern! But I may have to break down and just buy it. I love the fact that the border is knitted as you go!

kemp
02-28-2006, 06:45 PM
I agree...I can't imagine having to knit the border afterwards!

Shandeh
02-28-2006, 09:08 PM
Oh, I just love lace shawls! I want one SOOOO bad. I have some fine alpaca yarn that I want to use for making one. I'm just having a hard time choosing a pattern.

You did a wonderful job on your shawl. I'm impressed!

wildforyarn
02-28-2006, 09:26 PM
Beautiful shawl Cheryl! I kept hearing about this pattern and seeing it done and was hoping it was free. It is not. But, I broke down and purchased it anyway. I have some great yarn coming from a co-op that I am in and am dying to use it for this. I may hit you up with questions when the time comes. ;)

nanonette
02-28-2006, 10:26 PM
Absolutely beautiful!! What a stunning KO project!

Ingrid
02-28-2006, 11:04 PM
WOW!!!! That is gorgeous, impressive, to die for and ever other superlative imaginable. And in such a short time, too!! You rock!



Except for that mistake in stitch 456 on row 397, of course. :rofling: :rofling:

Angelia
02-28-2006, 11:07 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Mer
03-01-2006, 12:25 AM
Great job Kemp! I love it!

mintdee
03-01-2006, 01:03 AM
Kemp I love the lacework! You are so good :XX: