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Old 11-23-2011, 05:39 PM   #11
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Wow. Which came first, the Shetland shawl or the baby ensemble? They're both incredible! The creativity and sheer technical prowess of designers never fails to knock me sideways. Wow again. And...thank you.

Thanks. The Shetland Lace Shawl is a vintage pattern that I modernized. I'd been knitting that shawl for over 30 years and got the notion to design the Ribbons and Lace Chhristening Gown to match. It turned out better than I had hoped and I'm very proud of that creation.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:42 PM   #12
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The Shetland Shawl came first. It's a vintage pattern I found in one of my mom's knitting books from the 50's but I know it's much older than that. I knit it for the 1st time when I was about 15 yrs old (46 yrs ago). I have since knit it many times for my children, my grandchildren, friend's babie and grandbabies and to sell. For years I wanted to design a matching Christening gown and I finally got around to doing just that six yrs ago. I have been surprised and pleased with the knitting world's response.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:30 PM   #13
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This feather and fan pattern is so simple but my stitch count kept being off. I don't think this is the type of pattern you can watch tv with. It takes concentration and counting. Played around with it and think I finally got it. That pattern may be a little over my head, but I can always rework it to suit me. That's the nice thing about knitting.

What a gorgeous Christening gown!

I must have CDD for feather and fan (concentration deficit disorder).

My bit of silliness with F & F was that I always lost count of my YO when I worked them like the pattern said, as (YO, k1) 6 times, no matter how much I concentrated.

But I never lose count when I (k1, YO) 6 times. Go figure...


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