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The.Knitter
01-27-2008, 02:29 PM
Ladies and Gents, here it is, The Cameo Shell Stitch Shawl, knit with Caron Simply Soft!

As I said in another post I changed the pattern on this shawl to accomodate my MIL's tiny frame. She is less than five foot tall and weighs 90 lbs. so I made the shawl less deep by putting in three shell pattern repeats instead of the six the pattern called for.

This is not a difficult pattern to do. I think if I were to do it again, I would go down one size of needle to make it a little less "airy". At the end you have to do an I-cord bind off which is very time consuming. It took about three hours to bind off this shawl. Other than that, this pattern was an easy knit. It took about a month to knit.

Thanks for looking! :hug:

aprilbetty
01-27-2008, 02:34 PM
Beautiful shawl! Your work is gorgeous!

ritaw
01-27-2008, 02:37 PM
Stunning ! superb workmanship. It looks lovely my friend :)

Debkcs
01-27-2008, 03:24 PM
That's really beautiful, and I love the color.

knitgal
01-27-2008, 03:26 PM
Christine, it's amazing! The colour is just lovely too- I wonder who picked that out???
Your MIL will love it, and she will feel so loved when you give it to her. I hope that it helps her recover.

bethany
01-27-2008, 03:44 PM
pretty! You've been busy!

auburnchick
01-27-2008, 04:15 PM
That is just gorgeous!! :inlove:

knit2btied
01-27-2008, 06:16 PM
What a nice DIL you are! It's beautiful!

scout52
01-27-2008, 07:21 PM
that GORGEOUS!!! boy your MIL is TINY!! and i thought I was short. I'm 5" and 96 lbs. LOL I'm usually only taller than kids. :roflhard:

genevieve
01-27-2008, 11:35 PM
Beautiful workmanship....just lovely...you must be very proud of this...

Jen17
01-28-2008, 12:48 AM
:woohoo: be-u-t-full:yay:


Jenifer:knitting:

KnittingNat
01-28-2008, 03:32 AM
What a piece of work, The.Knitter! I love it. The colour is so warm and i think it will feel great through the winter.

Abbily
01-28-2008, 09:52 AM
Christine, it's stunning! Great job!

WandaT
01-28-2008, 11:40 AM
Gorgeous!! She'll love it!

The.Knitter
01-28-2008, 02:33 PM
I just got back from my MIL's house. OMG she looks so ill, the poor dear. She can't seem to stay awake for more than five minutes at a time. The good news is SHE LOVES HER SHAWL. She put it on and has not taken it off since. I just called my SIL when we got home and MIL is asleep in the chair with her shawl on and wrapped around her and the corners clutched in her hands, Bless her! My FIL loved his scarf and my SIL was very pleased with her knitted book cover. All in all, I think they were successful gifts.

On the way home my DH had to go for a dentist appointment, so I went next door to the bakery and sat and had a coffee and KIP'd until he was done with the dentist. That was fun, but I got a lot of strange looks. Knitting in the round while KIP is great because plain knitting in the round is pretty mindless knitting.

It's been a good day so far. Now I need a nap! For some reason I am exhausted!!!

The.Knitter
01-29-2008, 01:03 PM
I just talked to my SIL and she says my MIL wore her shawl all day yesterday and could only be persuaded to take it off because she was getting into bed last night. My MIL`s words were `I am simply delighted with this shawl, it`s so nice and warm.`

I think this was one well received knitted gift. I am a very happy person today because my MIL is so happy with her shawl! Now if only I could make her get better as easily as I made her get happy and warm...

evona
01-29-2008, 04:13 PM
What a beautiful shawl!! :inlove: :inlove:

My daughter is very small too and I am learning how to adjust patterns for her.

She goes to school in another state now and she was visiting me for a weekend. When I brought her to the airport to go back to school I was watching her approach security. She was so teeny tiny compared to everyone else I was sure they wouldn't believe she was almost 18 and would ask her if she needed a stewardess to escort her . . .lol On the other end of the spectrum my 16yo son is already 6' So much for her assertions when she was a little girl that she would ALWAYS be bigger than him because she's older :-P

mare-nitt
01-29-2008, 04:23 PM
Beautiful, and it sounds like it was warmly appreciated.

snowbear
01-29-2008, 11:19 PM
It's always a wonderful feeling to know a gift you made for someone is really appreciated.

I'm so glad she is happy w/ her gift.

ArtLady1981
01-30-2008, 03:59 AM
Oh Christine! That is a work of LOVE and a work of ART at the same time!!!! Thanks for being you...and for sharing!

Crycket
01-30-2008, 05:06 PM
Well done! It is nice to see all that hard work!

knittingymnast
01-30-2008, 08:30 PM
awww! that AWESOME!!

tangle2007
01-31-2008, 05:09 PM
Beautiful! That is a great shade of read. I am not surprised that your MIL didn't want to take it off!

nonny2t
01-31-2008, 08:40 PM
It is exquisite! You did a beautiful job!

boo1
01-31-2008, 09:14 PM
You have one lucky MIL! :heart:

dewdrops
02-01-2008, 08:54 AM
O-What-A-Lovely-Shawl!!
:heart: it!
good job :cheering:

ah
02-01-2008, 11:36 AM
Beautiful!

MAmaDawn
02-01-2008, 12:35 PM
Beautiful! Your MIL is very lucky!

dmknits
02-05-2008, 01:12 PM
Very pretty! Glad she appreciated it so much!