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debstein
02-04-2007, 01:26 AM
It's finally finished!!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

I wanted to make a lace christening shawl for my new grandson, something that would be an heirloom that his bride might also wear on their wedding. And I don't remember why, but I wanted to knit it out of very tiny yarn and unreasonably tiny needles. :shrug: :shrug:

Having never knitted lace before, and considering that my skill level is not at the shetland lace level, it didn't turn out too badly.

Don't look too close at the pictures, there are lots of errors, but as I told my daughter-in-law, what it lacks in craftmanship, I made up for in love.

I'm just so glad that it is finished, I've been working on it for over 3 months. It's been frogged countless times, and I am excited by the prospect of knitting socks, booties, or anything that isn't lace!

Jan in CA
02-04-2007, 01:36 AM
:passedout: That is incredibly beautiful!!

yarnfreak
02-04-2007, 02:58 AM
Wow, that's beautiful

aineepooh1
02-04-2007, 03:49 AM
WOW~!! :cheering:

lizzitude
02-04-2007, 08:09 AM
Absolutely gorgeous and a true heirloom!

MiaZilla
02-04-2007, 08:31 AM
:notworthy: That is a magnificent gift!

Deeknit
02-04-2007, 08:37 AM
Wow, Socks are gonna be like so easy...

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losnana
02-04-2007, 10:10 AM
That's exquisite!!! Everything from now on should be a piece of cake! :cheering: :cheering:

Jeep_Girl
02-04-2007, 10:16 AM
It is beautiful!

Ingrid
02-04-2007, 10:37 AM
Oh my!! :notworthy: :notworthy:

debstein
02-04-2007, 11:32 AM
Thanks y'all. Ingrid, you helped me to figure out the pattern when I first started it - it is a vintage pattern and had some conflicting instructions. You helped me to translate it and be able to knit it.

Thanks!!! :hug:

AnreeAce
02-04-2007, 12:42 PM
That's amazing work!!! :inlove:

nonny2t
02-04-2007, 01:45 PM
I am speechless it is so beautiful.

Sarahc409
02-04-2007, 04:46 PM
it's so beautiful it makes me wanna cry :notworthy: amazing!!! great job!

Braden
02-04-2007, 04:49 PM
:thud:

Jackie M.
02-04-2007, 04:56 PM
That's too gorgeous. What yarn and size needle did you use? I am tempted to knit a Christening shawl, but need to find an easy lace pattern. Was this pattern easy if not time consuming?

mwedzi
02-04-2007, 05:23 PM
Wow! :thud:

Mariblue
02-04-2007, 09:02 PM
:notworthy: Wow...that is so beautiful, you did an awesome job!

MoniDew
02-05-2007, 12:28 AM
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GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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debstein
02-05-2007, 01:35 AM
I used Fino yarn, a laceweight alpaca/silk blend and the needle size was a 5 which isn't that small, but it seemed smaller because of the yarn.

I bought the pattern on Ebay, it is a P & B Classic shetland shawl pattern, over 60 years old. It probably wasn't that hard, because I'm honestly not that good a knitter, but it was very very time consuming and you had to pay attention to it all the time, so it wasn't a TV knitting project. Every time I tried to knit on it while watching TV, I had to frog back several rows.

Jackie M.
02-05-2007, 10:37 AM
Thanks Deb. I usually have two projects going at all times. One is for sitting in the bedroom alone because you have to concentrate at all times, and one for watching t.v. You know, the only garter stitch scarf or whatever.

I notice you are in N. Texas. I'm in Ft.Worth area.

Jaxhil
02-05-2007, 11:18 AM
:shock: :shock: :shock:

that is GORGEOUS-really! You should be really proud-this is sure to be treasured for many, many years!

sara_jayne
02-05-2007, 01:22 PM
Amazing work - it will be cherished forever!

alicia
02-05-2007, 05:05 PM
Oh.... My.... Goodness! Absolutely A~mazing! :yay:

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Sanibelle
02-05-2007, 05:21 PM
That is so beautiful.. I can see the love in every stitch. I am sure that many years from now, that your grandchildren, their children, etc will all be christened in that.

Way to go.... :)

Lynn

KathyinCali
02-05-2007, 06:52 PM
It is so beautiful! I can't imagine ever getting good enough to do something like it :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

YouCantBuyThisMovement
02-05-2007, 07:48 PM
(a sigh and then drool hits the keyboard) Great Job!

mks22300
02-05-2007, 09:07 PM
Oh wow! :notworthy:

BinkyKat
02-05-2007, 09:27 PM
:notworthy: Beautiful!
I have dreams (and so far the supplies) of making a christening gown with a little bonnet to start a new heirloom (see link to another thread with pic).
Dalegarn Christening Gown (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18362&highlight=christening+gown)
There was a sale at Personal Threads recently and I acquired the 20 balls of yarn for it and the needle just came from my LYS this weekend. So, I think once I start it will be my forever project.
Thanks for posting, it inspires me that if you think you can, you will!
Way to go!

Shandeh
02-05-2007, 10:54 PM
Exquisite!

sunnyreflections
02-06-2007, 09:49 AM
It is gorgeous! I am sure that his future bride would be honored to include that in her esemble on their wedding day...it can be her something old. Very nice job!

Cristy
02-06-2007, 04:29 PM
WOW--you have so much more patience than I!!!!!

It's beautiful!