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mshelton
10-22-2006, 03:14 AM
I finally finished my first laceweight shawl. :cheering: It was my first experience with laceweight and other techniques such as applied I-cord (or any I-cord actually). I wore it to the Symphony (with my bluejeans). I finished it Friday. morning and blocked it to wear Friday night. It's so light-- I just love it. You can probably see the designs of the mountains, rivers, corn stalks, butterflys , and rabbits etc. Now I just have to stop making Shawls. It seems to just consume me and my time. Something like being compusive about finishing. I Have to Get Other Things Done. I do plan on the Faux Russian Stole next but not until after Christmas. I have several scarfs planned for the immediate future.

horve1
10-22-2006, 03:35 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :muah: :heart: :heart: :heart:
That is beautiful! Congratulations. But ......

There are other things than knitting?

earthchick
10-22-2006, 07:41 AM
Oh, it's beautiful!! :heart: WOW. Really great job. :notworthy:

gardenmommy
10-22-2006, 10:12 AM
Gorgeousness!

Ingrid
10-22-2006, 10:17 AM
Wow!! That is gorgeous! Wear it proudly! :cheering:

mwedzi
10-22-2006, 10:18 AM
wow, most impressive! i've seen the pattern for this shawl around and so nice to see someone worked it up. it looks beautiful, and that's quite the start to your first laceweight project!

mshelton
10-22-2006, 11:45 AM
Thanks everyone! I brought the pattern about a year ago when I first started knitting but just brought some Jaggerspun Zephyr laceweight yarn and decided to do it. I had previously only used sport weight for lace patterns. I did use one of those magnifying headbands to see the stitches such as to pick up the stitches and to untye knots that somehow would appear in the yarn. The instuctions to the pattern are written very clearly. Even tho I didn't understand by just looking at the pattern, the instructions became clear as I came to the various parts such as the border and the Icord.
Here's a picture of the optivisor and it has been great for knitting when you need to see the small stuff closely.

craftymom
10-22-2006, 07:54 PM
Lovely!

Amber
10-22-2006, 10:31 PM
Beautiful!

Mo0nAngel
10-22-2006, 10:38 PM
beautiful!! it looks so delicate :D and I love that colour :D

rebecca
10-22-2006, 10:46 PM
Absolutely stunning :cheering: :cheering:

kemp
10-24-2006, 05:27 PM
Gorgeous!

gimmesanity
10-24-2006, 05:29 PM
Wow, that's stunning! I really, really love the color...you need to take a pic of it being modeled so we can see all the detail, though. :D

cando
10-24-2006, 06:46 PM
Wow, that is beautiful! Would love to see a close up.

mshelton
10-24-2006, 11:14 PM
Well, I tried to get closer pictures as requested. Hope it give you the details you wanted. You can see the sunshine at the top (right side of bottom photo) then butterflys, mountains, corn stalks, river, rabbits, grass then then lotus flower edging. The top edge has an attached I-cord. What amazes me is that this shawl weighs less than 4 ozs.

kemp
10-25-2006, 08:49 AM
Wow...it's really cool to see it from the bottom angle with all the elements named. :heart: :heart: :heart: it especially since the southwest is one of my favorite places.

KnittyKitty
10-25-2006, 10:00 AM
Excellent job! It's just plain beautiful!

cozy
10-25-2006, 10:27 AM
Wow!! That is beautiful. :heart: And it's inspiring me even more to knit myself a lace shawl.