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3/30/2005 9:02:29 PM
Guest
Guest
Congratulations Doreen - that is just breathtaking!

What size needles and how many skeins of Baby Silk did you use?

I started this shawl last week in Baby Cashmere in the pewter colour. I`m enjoying the pattern.
3/30/2005 9:07:13 PM
benne
benne
Posts 19258
Doreen,

That is absolutely gorgeous! I am in awe.
Benne
3/30/2005 9:36:16 PM
Patricia
Patricia
Posts 1802
WOW! Breathtaking. I want so badly to make this shawl. Would be interested in needle size and number of skiens too.
3/30/2005 10:01:16 PM
Jamie
Jamie
Posts 3462
Doreen, The shawl is just beautiful. It`s looks so light weight but it still has warmth. The pattern and scalloped edges are super gorgeous! Jamie
3/31/2005 12:12:05 AM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
It looks beautiful-you did a great job!

Bets
3/31/2005 12:18:18 AM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
Oh, yes---is this for you, or does someone else get it?

B
3/31/2005 3:59:01 AM
Shui Kuen Kozinski
Shui Kuen Kozinski
Posts 13223
Doreen: It is a beautiful shawl and beautiful color and it is an art.
Shui Kuen
3/31/2005 4:20:23 AM
Libby
Libby
Posts 7209
Doreen,

I saw that shawl and was just amazed. Its absolutely breathtaking. Is it for you?

Libby

Please let us know what size needles and how many skeins. This is one of the the items I want to do.
3/31/2005 4:20:48 AM
suzann
suzann
Posts 2711
oh wow Doreen the shawl is a work of art. It looks beauiful. Is it for you? I really like the color too. You did a great job with the shawl, Congratulations

suzann
3/31/2005 5:11:27 AM
Doreen
Doreen
Posts 14
Thank you, thank you for all your compliments. This is the first time I posted a photo at this chat site. Couldn`t believe myself that I got so many compliments.

For the questions on the needle size, it is knitted with size 4.5mm circular needle. I used about 3.5 balls of peruvian baby silk. Towards the end, more yarn needed as I add on 3 more repeats compared to the original pattern of 7 repeats.

You all should try it as this baby silk is really very soft. Oh yes, this is for myself as this is my first shawl.

Thanks again for the compliments
3/31/2005 6:08:14 AM
ScullyKnits
ScullyKnits
Posts 2451
Really beautiful. Thanks for the details. I need to get one on the needles. I`ve been lusting after one of these every since the pattern was published.
3/31/2005 6:26:12 AM
Daryl
Daryl
Posts 3079
Dorren, Truly and inspiring project. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I too have been lusting after the Flower Basket shawl and just haven`t been able to finish enough projects to start. Now I`m glad I didn`t since now I want to do it in the Peridot BS. THANK YOU!! Daryl
3/31/2005 6:49:57 AM
Cate
Cate
Posts 2212
Of course you got many compliments - it is a great project! You did a wonderful job and made an excellent yarn choice. The pattern is a wonderful one - all the different versions I have seen here & on blogs are so attractive. My BS is waiting for me to get started on mine but I don`t know when that will be. So many projects, so little time!
Cate
3/31/2005 8:28:58 AM
Guest
Guest
Thanks for those details, Doreen--I bought some of the Raspberry Baby Silk, thinking of that exact pattern. I`m glad it came out so well!
3/31/2005 9:48:09 AM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
That is a lovely shawl. Everyone here has been talking about it, and I am glad to see how beautiful it is. And it is nice to know that it doesn`t take a great deal of yarn. You should be very proud of your knitting skills.
3/31/2005 10:58:59 AM
Guest
Guest
That is so striking, Doreen! Thanks for sharing your talent! Bri
3/31/2005 10:59:10 AM
LisaB
LisaB
Posts 547
It`s especially amazing to knitters like myself who just have not gotten to that point yet. As I rush through my day and come here now and again for respite, I am just amazed by what I see in the peeks, and especially the fine lacework. (Oh, and I also loved Scully`s Gold lame Chewbacca!)
3/31/2005 11:30:01 AM
Sandra D
Sandra D
Posts 4497
Yes, yes Doreen, absolutely stunning shawl and great photography to show it off to best advantage! I just completed my FB shawl last week in the cornflower BS, too and found it an exhilarating experience, one of the few times in my knitting when the product was worth the intense concentration. I`m planning on posting a pic of mine too as soon as my favorite photographer (DS) gets back from spring break. Did you find it amazing how much yarn got eaten up as you progressed? I used about an entire ball just for the edging!
Are you planning another one? I bought some more BS in my favorite colors as my FB was progressing, and then sprang for the gentle violet, after it was blocked and seeing the nice outcome. I think these would be great for gifts. For now, I`m taking a break and doing a simple poncho!
Sandra
3/31/2005 2:16:58 PM
jeanflores
jeanflores
Posts 2658
Outstanding job, Doreen! That`s one of my favorite patterns! Beautiful in pink.

Peace,
Jean
Ansbach, Germany
3/31/2005 7:44:30 PM
Marta
Marta
Posts 2140
What a beautiful piece of work - art, really - and picture! Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for posting, and for the details.

Marta
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