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Old 06-25-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Whew!!!! I'm finally finished with something. Seems like everything I've touched knit-wise lately has gone awry, BUT this is done, blocked, and waiting for a much cooler day (it's 100+ here now--and rather dry as you can see from the picture).

This is the Live Oak Shawlette (but mine turned into a shawl) by Rosemary (Romi) Hill and is found in the Fall 2011 Knitscene magazine. Here's a link to it on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-oak-shawlette

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This was my first time using a chart, and other than goofing up and thinking I needed to go through chart A twice, it went quite well. Really, though, my "goof up" just made the shawl longer, so it wasn't actually a frogging issue (thank God). It was also my first experience in intricate blocking. Not perfect, but it'll work!

This is not a great picture as the wind, which has been calm all day, insisted on blowing. I'll try to post a better picture later.

Thanks for looking!

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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That is gorgeous!
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It is truly lovely and I love the color. Using a chart is one of those things you truly have to have time to sit and do so you don't get lost, etc.
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Thanks, Nonny. I just happened to have this green sock yarn from KnitPicks, and I thought it a suitable match for a shawl with "live oak" in its name (seeing as how they are evergreens). The shawl in the magazine is done in lovely shades of brown--beautiful, but not quite right (in my humble but accurate opinion).

And, yes, the charts certainly did require some concentration, but I found them easier to follow than written directions.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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Ohhhh, that is LOVELY!!! Such a gorgeous color, and beautiful work too Antares!
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Beautiful! Shawls are mysterious objects for me -- I am hypnotised by their geometric beauty but have no intention on making one in a foreseeable future. I consider them 'art' while I am mostly doing 'craft' part of knitting. The total 'uselessness' as far as my wardrobe goes only makes this point stronger -- beauty for the sake of beauty.

But I hope you will enjoy wearing it and getting tons of compliments!
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That's beautiful! I love the color you chose.
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How beautiful! It looks like just the lightest of breezes would waft it away. Enjoy every elegant moment of wearing it.
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Your shawl is lovely!

I enjoy working from charts. In fact, if I am doing a pattern that does not have a chart, I will make one -- on graph paper.
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It's beautiful!! I love the color!!
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