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auburnchick
05-26-2009, 05:35 PM
Christine, if you're reading this and you haven't received your shawl yet, then don't read any further! No peeking allowed!

:teehee:

Ok...that being out of the way...

Some of you may have seen the other shawl (crocheted) that I made a few weeks ago. The pattern came from the booklet below.

http://image.drgnetwork.com/product/closeup/21493.jpg

One of my friends asked if I would make her one...in black. I adore her, so it was easy to say yes.

I used four skeins of Bernat Satin Worsted (Ebony):

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3662/3523745438_63d6de007f.jpg

I decided to go up two hook sizes to an I (5.5mm) hook.

I started this shawl on May 18. Here was my progress at the end of the evening:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2190/3544955881_40ca742d5f.jpg

I quickly made progress. I think my crocheting has improved. There’s a different kind of rhythm that I find very soothing. Four days later I had completed this much (keeping in mind that I do work and sort-of clean and cook)…

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3354/3554502309_77c299e83c.jpg

Two days later, I finished. It was actually rather late at night when I wove in the last end, so my daughter took pictures of it yesterday (Memorial Day)…hence my patriotic shirt…

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3582/3564794578_78eed42ef8.jpg

This shawl is bigger than the last one. I really like the texture that resulted from using a larger hook. The stitches are much more open, and the yarn is fabulously soft.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3602/3564793596_ecf4e8b9f2.jpg

I just love this shawl. I love the yarn. It’s soft, snuggly, and will be oh so warm in the frigid climate that my friend lives in.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3385/3563976185_65d70d0d76.jpg

The border, which I struggled with last time, was much easier this go-round. Maybe it was the fact that the stitches were looser, making it easier to see where I needed to insert the hook. I don’t know, but all I can say is I tore it up (that means I went really fast), easily completing it in one sitting and with no hair-pulling.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3604/3563976915_f2152efeed.jpg

The shawl went out in the mail today. I hope she likes it!

Thanks for looking!!

:muah:

gotta knit
05-26-2009, 06:11 PM
I'm sure she will, you did such a nice job! I really like how this looks in the black.

margz3
05-26-2009, 07:07 PM
Gorgeous as usual Nathalie! You (maybe) give me courage to have another go at crochet....other than simple 6x9 HAP squares! It looks great in that yarn too - it's a nice acrylic to work with :)

I could use one of those just about now...after a pretty nice weekend, it's gotten a bit chilly here! Only going to be in the 50's for the next 2 days....brrr!

ArtLady1981
05-26-2009, 07:09 PM
Wonderful work! Love that yarn!

bambi
05-26-2009, 07:49 PM
It is beautiful! :muah:

Bambi

wezyus
05-27-2009, 01:00 AM
Gorgeous ...am sure she will like it very muchhhhhhhhhh

dustinac
05-27-2009, 08:40 AM
:happydance: She will love it! Great job

WandaT
05-27-2009, 08:42 AM
Great job! It turned out wonderful!

scout52
05-27-2009, 08:56 PM
So pretty!! great job!! I can see the difference from the last one that its much lacier

GirlChris
05-27-2009, 11:52 PM
Gorgeous!

AH1OZ
05-28-2009, 08:25 AM
looks great

mks22300
05-28-2009, 09:59 PM
Very pretty!

Dimpledapple
05-29-2009, 03:01 AM
Lovely! I'm sure she's going to love it!

The.Knitter
06-03-2009, 02:15 PM
I DO ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! I got the shawl today in the mail today and it is so nice and soft and warm. I am thrilled with it. Chicky did such a good job. The stitches are nice and even and it is just the perfect size. Thrilled is the only word to describe how pleased I am with this gorgeous piece of work. Thanks Chicky for the shawl and the wonderful card that goes with it. When I read the card, I was wrapped in the shawl and I sat on the front verandah and had a cry! Now I feel much better!!!

Abbily
06-03-2009, 04:06 PM
Beautiful! :) Beautiful shawl for a beautiful person, what a lovely pair!

auburnchick
06-03-2009, 05:29 PM
I DO ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! I got the shawl today in the mail today and it is so nice and soft and warm. I am thrilled with it. Chicky did such a good job. The stitches are nice and even and it is just the perfect size. Thrilled is the only word to describe how pleased I am with this gorgeous piece of work. Thanks Chicky for the shawl and the wonderful card that goes with it. When I read the card, I was wrapped in the shawl and I sat on the front verandah and had a cry! Now I feel much better!!!

:aww:

I am so happy that God can work through my hands to bring joy and comfort to others.

:hug:

KnittingNat
06-04-2009, 10:11 AM
It looks wonderful! And i can see that the recipient loves it! And aren't you skinny ?!!!:hug: I'm green with envy:teehee:

Woodi
06-07-2009, 08:33 AM
Beautiful work! LOVELY shawl, lucky friend!

knittingymnast
06-07-2009, 01:57 PM
That's soooooo super gorgeous! I wish I was your friend.... :teehee:

GinnyG
06-08-2009, 05:00 AM
Looks very cozy, nice job.