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7/24/2009 10:14:42 AM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
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I love lace, and your shawl is simply gorgeous! From your comments with the photos, the construction is quite unusual. Did you enjoy working the pattern? What color of Elann`s laceweight merino did you use?
7/24/2009 10:25:01 AM
ecasey
ecasey
Posts 2668
Thanks Barbara - it really was one of those projects that you enjoy knitting all the way through because it is so interesting. And the construction meant that there was only a large number of sts on the needle for a very short time.

It was Irish Moss - just over 1 ball is all that was needed. It would have been under a ball, i think, except Keevy got hold of it a few times and the resulting tangles had to be broken off.

There are more pics on my Rav page - though the light isn`t great today because it is raining very hard (and the pics were taken on the bed in Niamh`s room where she was napping at the time, so I couldn`t pull the blind up, LOL).

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Boldilocks/garden-party

I love the colour and how soft it is - this might be a project i keep for myself.

Eileen.

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"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the STARS!" (Oscar Wilde)
7/24/2009 10:32:39 AM
Guest
Guest
That`s absolutely gorgeous! It sounds complicated, your description of how it is constructed makes my head hurt. You should definitely keep this for yourself.

-Marie
http://smariek.blogspot.com
7/24/2009 11:35:34 AM
Amy QOY
Amy QOY
Posts 3839
That is an heirloom. I love the construction and the color choice is great.
7/24/2009 11:50:12 AM
benne
benne
Posts 19258
Eileen, that is a beautiful shawl, the Irish moss color will look so pretty on you andthe merino lace yarn is just lovely to knit and wear. You are such an incredible knitter, I hope you are entering this in the fair! Blue ribbon time! :)

Benne
7/24/2009 12:05:31 PM
Les
Les
Posts 4244
Beautiful - and to me, mind boggling!
7/24/2009 12:17:49 PM
Marta
Marta
Posts 2140
Beautiful, beautiful!! Hope you do keep it...

Marta
7/24/2009 2:59:46 PM
Guest
Guest
fabulous, with 2 little ones that is quite the undertaking
7/24/2009 3:57:05 PM
kellygirl
kellygirl
Posts 1405
I had a little laugh when I read your comment about it being an "interesting" knit. I think "interesting" to you translates to "rip my hair out" to me. It`s beautiful! I wish I could tolerate more "interesting" knits! I hope you keep it!
7/24/2009 5:07:46 PM
Libby
Libby
Posts 7209
That is jaw dropping gorgeous!! What was the pattern? I may have to consider it!
7/25/2009 7:16:25 AM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
Oh E, please tell me you are entering THAT in the fair! It looks just breath-taking!!!
7/25/2009 7:36:00 AM
Guest
Guest
Staggering! How big is it? I can`t judge properly.

T,who also thinks it should go in the fair, and oh, a friend of mine is going to be playing in a band there!
7/25/2009 7:45:35 AM
ecasey
ecasey
Posts 2668
It`s a bit smaller than the size on the pattern because I went down in needle size to make it more comfortable for me (it called for #5 needles with the lace weight and it was just too airy-fairy and hard for me to control) - about 72" by 27".

Yep, this is the project I was planning for the fair - i figured if that FBS I did could get a blue ribbon, then the judges tend to be more impressed by lace than is really called for.

I`m also going to be entering an Alice Starmore sweater if I can get it done in time.

T - what`s the name of the band? Are you going to be at the fair this year, as we will definitely be going! There`s a big Irish festival going on at the county fairgrounds near to us right now - did you ever go to that when you were up here?

Eileen.

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"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the STARS!" (Oscar Wilde)
7/25/2009 8:24:46 AM
Jamie
Jamie
Posts 3462
Eileen, Your shawl is just gorgeous! How you find time to do this sort of work with two little ones amazes me! Do keep it for yourself! It`s a future heirloom.
Jamie
7/25/2009 2:38:15 PM
Sandra D
Sandra D
Posts 4496
Beautiful, Eileen! I agree with the others, do enter it in the fair and keep it for yourself and future generations!
7/25/2009 6:07:02 PM
ScullyKnits
ScullyKnits
Posts 2451
Speechless is what I am. Wow! Very lovely. Best of Show for sure.
7/25/2009 8:23:04 PM
Guest
Guest
Eileen - is that Irish festival at Hunter Mountain? I`ve never been there.

I don`t think we will be going to the fair this year because we are going to Williamsburg and that is an unusually big vacation for us. I have to find out from Keith when he is playing. It is at one of the smaller music venues, not the grandstand, but I`ll let you know the schedule just in case you can catch him.

T
7/27/2009 5:40:28 AM
bri
bri
Posts 3164
I don`t even have to see the others. You win , E. I think the only problem you will have is topping this next year!
7/27/2009 6:34:17 AM
Daryl
Daryl
Posts 3079
EXACTLY my thoughts. Would be mind boggling for anyone to achieve, but with two wee ones still in the intensive manual labor stage? an incredible feat.
7/27/2009 8:33:20 AM
suzann
suzann
Posts 2711
ohhhhhhhh Eileen, how very beautiful. I see that like SK you like capturing space with thread.
Keep it and wear it with joy.

suzann
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