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Shandeh
08-08-2009, 05:34 PM
About a year ago, I started making a shawl for a charity project. Unfortunately, I missed the deadline, so I am going to have to keep this shawl for myself. (Poor me! :teehee: )

I made up the pattern as I went along, using some vintage wool pompadour yarn I had in my stash.

Here's the yarn I used. It came in a knitting kit from the 50's.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/361771774_c7b43e83a6.jpg

And here's the shawl, blocking on my bed:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2656/3801953584_03883b636a.jpg

It has taken exactly a year to finish the knitting. I made up the design as I went along, using mostly stockinette, with a lace design at both ends. I made the two ends simultaneously on two different circular needles. Today, I finally seamed them together.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2429/3801135927_45745fdae7.jpg

Here's how it looked as it was being made:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/2538198944_0663e6004c.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/2617741078_17e936dc4e.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2751585853_8f07dfed57.jpg

And here's a close-up view of the lace detail as it's being blocked:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/3801133863_7ee3b2c6ce.jpg

It's so nice to get it finished!

Jan in CA
08-08-2009, 08:14 PM
That's so pretty!

WandaT
08-08-2009, 08:42 PM
It's gorgeous!!! Well worth the wait!

auntcrafty
08-08-2009, 09:02 PM
Beautiful!

bambi
08-08-2009, 10:20 PM
It's really beautiful! I love that vintage yarn. :inlove:

Bambi

Shandeh
08-09-2009, 01:41 AM
Thank you all! I'm very proud of this shawl. It blocked very well today, and looks so nice. I'll post a new photo tomorrow. I think this is one of the nicest things I've ever knit! cloud9

mks22300
08-09-2009, 01:28 PM
Lovely!

nemaent
08-09-2009, 01:51 PM
Gorgeous! Love the color! Good for you!

stitchabit
08-09-2009, 03:01 PM
Really pretty. One of my favorite colors.

Debkcs
08-09-2009, 06:38 PM
That's very pretty, Sandy. Looks like something my friend Marne would have knitted.

They were really into tiny needle sizes back then, weren't they?

Shandeh
08-09-2009, 07:34 PM
Thank you, my friends! :hug:

As promised, here are new photos.

My new wrap, after being blocked. It's folded, and displayed on the chest in my living room.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3551/3805219903_26e044de23.jpg

A look at the lace edging. It blocked well!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3540/3806036094_792da98d85.jpg

And here it is being modeled by me. :)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2543/3806034926_2944ede23b.jpg

I love it!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3805216631_10dfb80066.jpg

auntcrafty
08-09-2009, 09:40 PM
Love it! Looks great on you!

Shandeh
08-09-2009, 09:45 PM
Thanks Penny! :)
I can't stop looking at it. :heart:

mwhite
08-09-2009, 10:57 PM
I just love that color and the lace pattern really sets it off....Very pretty, Sandy!!! :yay: :yay: :yay:

Shandeh
08-09-2009, 11:15 PM
Thank you Mary! :hug:

margz3
08-10-2009, 09:31 AM
Nice job Sandy - I like the lace pattern you used! What a "shame" you have to keep it for yourself! :teehee:

melmac51
08-10-2009, 12:14 PM
That's beautiful! ...and, just as I thought...that color looks good on you too...

Shandeh
08-10-2009, 04:09 PM
Thank you, Margaret and Melanie! :hug:

ArtLady1981
08-12-2009, 02:28 AM
Ooooo la la! This turned out just beautiful, Sandy! You are on a roll!

Shandeh
08-12-2009, 09:36 AM
Thank you, Dollyce! :hug:

KnittingNat
08-12-2009, 02:29 PM
I saw it on Ravelry, on the "Before and after blocking", and i think it's absolutely lovely:inlove:

Shandeh
08-12-2009, 07:00 PM
Thanks Nat! :)

I'm very proud of this project. I think it might just be my favorite project ever. :heart:

luvmykid28
08-13-2009, 07:58 PM
Bea-u-ti-ful :woohoo:

Shandeh
08-13-2009, 08:19 PM
:muah:

wezyus
08-14-2009, 01:03 AM
wowwwwwwwwwww's its so beautiful n lovely on u

Shandeh
08-14-2009, 05:48 AM
:hug:

Dimpledapple
08-14-2009, 07:48 PM
Wow, that is such a beautiful shawl! Looks wonderful on you!

Shandeh
08-15-2009, 03:32 AM
Thank you! :thumbsup:

lelvsdgs
08-15-2009, 09:40 PM
That is beautiful! You did a wonderful job with the pattern. Someday I'll be brave enough to try to make something up myself. The color on this is really nice.

Shandeh
08-15-2009, 11:11 PM
Thank you! I think it's fun to try new designs, and see what happens. It's especially easy for me when I find the yarn for a good price, like I did this time. It makes me a brave knitter, knowing I didn't have to invest a lot of money.

This particular yarn is very sturdy when knitting, but makes a lovely, delicate fabric. I just love it! :heart: