Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Yarn Along {10} :: A Finished Piece

My Oaklet Shawl is blocking as we speak, but I had to get some pics up of it, even though it is not technically finished.

AuntJudyShawl001

AuntJudyShawl003

I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, especially since I had to add a different color yarn for the border. I am just hoping that after blocking, it stretches out a bit more, since right now it is just sitting right over my shoulders and not quite wrapping around to the front.


We are leaving this Saturday and heading to Michigan to visit my aunt, whom this shawl is for. I am really hoping she is pleased with how this has turned out!


I am now going to cast on a shawlette for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. Hoping that the drive to and from Michigan allows me ample knitting time so I have it finished by Mother's Day. I decided on the Two-Step and Tango Scarf and Shawlette. I am using this gorgeous, hand-painted, yarn from Zibeline Knits. It was gifted to me about a year ago and sitting lovingly in my stash ever since. I think it will knit up into the perfect, little, shawlette.

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On the reading front, I am about 100 pages from finishing The Fault in our Stars. It is pretty good, but I am anticipating a teary ending. It's YA, which I typically am not drawn to, but lately finding myself reading a lot of. Once I finish this, I am hoping to start on The Girl Who Chased the Moon. I am really enjoying all the Sarah Addison Allen books I have read and am sure this one will not disappoint either.


What are you working on?


Linking up with Ginny

9 comments:

  1. The shawl is gorgeous and I love the two colors you used, beautiful!

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  2. I think it's BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure your aunt will love it!

    Have a wonderful trip!

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  3. It is lovely - fantastic job :)

    Enjoy your trip - travel safe and knit well!!

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  4. The colors compliment each other very well. I am sure it will be loved. Have a safe trip.

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  5. Beautifully done! I rarely wait until a piece is blocked before showing it. I mean, it's just too darned exciting to share the (not quite finished) results.

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  6. Your shawl looks great . I am still knitting away on mine because I want it bigger. I love the contrast border. It really stands out. I am diggin on shawls right now
    Lisa

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  7. Your finished shawl is gorgeous! I love the colors-- I do love when the border color is different--the green is so lovely! What a perfect gift! I am writing down that authour and looking for her when I make a library run. I think my girls and I will enjoy her books.

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  8. I really love your shawl. I love that the lacy bit is different.

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  9. Oh it is so pretty!! I love the colours together, I think you did a wonderful job. I wish I could knit in the car, for some reason it just drives my husband insane when I do it. Big Sigh.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Yarn Along {10} :: A Finished Piece

My Oaklet Shawl is blocking as we speak, but I had to get some pics up of it, even though it is not technically finished.

AuntJudyShawl001

AuntJudyShawl003

I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, especially since I had to add a different color yarn for the border. I am just hoping that after blocking, it stretches out a bit more, since right now it is just sitting right over my shoulders and not quite wrapping around to the front.


We are leaving this Saturday and heading to Michigan to visit my aunt, whom this shawl is for. I am really hoping she is pleased with how this has turned out!


I am now going to cast on a shawlette for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. Hoping that the drive to and from Michigan allows me ample knitting time so I have it finished by Mother's Day. I decided on the Two-Step and Tango Scarf and Shawlette. I am using this gorgeous, hand-painted, yarn from Zibeline Knits. It was gifted to me about a year ago and sitting lovingly in my stash ever since. I think it will knit up into the perfect, little, shawlette.

spunyarn002


On the reading front, I am about 100 pages from finishing The Fault in our Stars. It is pretty good, but I am anticipating a teary ending. It's YA, which I typically am not drawn to, but lately finding myself reading a lot of. Once I finish this, I am hoping to start on The Girl Who Chased the Moon. I am really enjoying all the Sarah Addison Allen books I have read and am sure this one will not disappoint either.


What are you working on?


Linking up with Ginny

9 comments:

  1. The shawl is gorgeous and I love the two colors you used, beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think it's BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure your aunt will love it!

    Have a wonderful trip!

    ReplyDelete
  3. It is lovely - fantastic job :)

    Enjoy your trip - travel safe and knit well!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. The colors compliment each other very well. I am sure it will be loved. Have a safe trip.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautifully done! I rarely wait until a piece is blocked before showing it. I mean, it's just too darned exciting to share the (not quite finished) results.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your shawl looks great . I am still knitting away on mine because I want it bigger. I love the contrast border. It really stands out. I am diggin on shawls right now
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your finished shawl is gorgeous! I love the colors-- I do love when the border color is different--the green is so lovely! What a perfect gift! I am writing down that authour and looking for her when I make a library run. I think my girls and I will enjoy her books.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I really love your shawl. I love that the lacy bit is different.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh it is so pretty!! I love the colours together, I think you did a wonderful job. I wish I could knit in the car, for some reason it just drives my husband insane when I do it. Big Sigh.

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

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