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KnitTogether
01-04-2009, 02:35 PM
It finally came off the blocking board and I got to wear it this morning!:cheering:

I pulled a lace pattern from a stitch book and just started casting on... (it is a pattern of 16 plus 1), with about a 27 row repeat, and when I finished, I decided to stitch the corners together to create a place for my arms... sort of a modified shrug. Done in Lion Brand Romance yarn on size 10.5.

Just thrilled to have something completed; my goal this is year is to finish what I start! (Which means I'm still working on things I started last year!):teehee:

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Marria
01-04-2009, 02:39 PM
Wow! Very pretty! :yay:

Slim
01-04-2009, 02:40 PM
It's beautiful! It looks so soft. It's lovely on you.

ritaw
01-04-2009, 02:41 PM
Wonderful shawl :)

KnitTogether
01-04-2009, 02:43 PM
It's beautiful! It looks so soft. It's lovely on you.

Thank you; it is VERY soft, and really cozy feeling. It sheds a little (the mohair in it), but I can get past that! :)

scout52
01-04-2009, 02:52 PM
That is such a gorgeous stitch pattern!! it looks wonderful!!

Doublereeder2
01-04-2009, 07:10 PM
That is just lovely :-)

suzeeq
01-04-2009, 07:15 PM
Wow! Great stitch pattern, came out great.

auburnchick
01-04-2009, 08:14 PM
Oh, what a lovely shawl! That yarn is FABULOUS! It really looks good on you!

campbellmom549
01-04-2009, 10:17 PM
Oh, that's really pretty! I like it as a kind of shrug. It hangs very well.

WandaT
01-05-2009, 12:45 AM
Gorgeous!!! It looks fantastic on you! Isn't it wonderful to be able to wear something you've made? Seems like I give most of my stuff away and it's such a treat when I'm actually working on something for ME!

alislim
01-11-2009, 01:30 PM
Wow-fabulous. I hope my first work will look as good!
The pattern is gorgeous and as everyone has already commented-it looks super on you!:yay:

KnittingNat
01-11-2009, 01:35 PM
It's absolutely lovely:inlove:!

sue in canada
01-11-2009, 02:54 PM
Very pretty. Looks great as a shrug.

mwhite
01-12-2009, 08:56 AM
It is Very pretty! Love the modification and hope you'll enjoy wearing it!

ArtLady1981
01-14-2009, 01:36 PM
Ohhhh la la! Wonderful work! You look beautiful! This is a great shawl!

biztec
01-17-2009, 12:01 PM
I'm envious! I really want to get into lace knitting after getting Jane Sowerby's "Victorian Lace Today". So far I'm chicken. What do you use as a blocking board?

dustinac
01-17-2009, 11:54 PM
:inlove: very pretty!

suzeeq
01-18-2009, 12:28 AM
I just got VLT from the library to check it out to see if I like it. I do, and will probably buy it through knitpicks book sale.

MerigoldinWA
01-18-2009, 04:36 AM
Lovely!! I like your idea of adding "arms". It looks very nice on you.

Jaxhil
01-18-2009, 05:06 PM
That's very pretty!!

KnitTogether
01-18-2009, 07:20 PM
What do you use as a blocking board?

My husband made me a blocking board out of a high quality piece of 3 foot by 3 foot plywood, a piece of 1 inch foam, canvas (duck), and topped with a gingham-check fabric, stapled to the back of the plywood. I picked that fabric because all of the 'boxes' on the fabric are 1 inch squares, and that helps me a lot when I am pinning and measuring.

He then made a wood platform that the board fits over, that is my chest height to make it easy to stand there and pin things, hung clips around the lower edge for things like my scissors and measuring tape to be placed, and then there is one flat shelf underneath (for my iron and other large items), and a second shelf that is split into 4 sections where I can place my stash yarn and other goodies.

Debkcs
01-19-2009, 05:23 AM
First, that is a very lovely shawl; and the idea to sew the edges together for your arms is ingenious.

Secondly, the idea for your blocking board is also ingenious, and I envy you a husband that is handy like that. Mine has his own set of skills, wood working is not one of them.

biztec
01-19-2009, 11:47 AM
My husband made me a blocking board out of a high quality piece of 3 foot by 3 foot plywood, a piece of 1 inch foam, canvas (duck), and topped with a gingham-check fabric, stapled to the back of the plywood. I picked that fabric because all of the 'boxes' on the fabric are 1 inch squares, and that helps me a lot when I am pinning and measuring.

He then made a wood platform that the board fits over, that is my chest height to make it easy to stand there and pin things, hung clips around the lower edge for things like my scissors and measuring tape to be placed, and then there is one flat shelf underneath (for my iron and other large items), and a second shelf that is split into 4 sections where I can place my stash yarn and other goodies.
Boy are you lucky!!

knitrageous
01-20-2009, 01:02 AM
Great job! And a great resolution...to finish what you start. I need to follow that advice!

nonny2t
01-20-2009, 11:17 AM
Beautiful shawl and wonderful work!:inlove: