Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring Glory

Pattern: Shetland Garden Faroese Shawl
Yarn: JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk
Needles: 3.25 mm

It took me two tries to start this shawl. I found the beginning rather complicated because there are many motifs all at once. But past the first third of the knitting, it was smooth sailing. I still used lifelines up until the last chart. Usually I scorn them, but I had no desire to start this project a third time.

My photographer was Alex, who is 11 years old.

This shawl will be a Mother's Day gift to my mother. She has one worsted weight shawl from me, but has pined for a laceweight shawl. She might expect one for a Christmas present, but I think she'll be totally surprised to get this for Mother's Day. I'm looking forward to it.

20 comments:

  1. Totally gorgeous. It's the perfect colour for a spring/garden shawl. What an amazing Mother's Day gift.

    And wonderful photos, too, by the way!!

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  2. Very beautiful! Lucky Mom, I'm glad mine doesn't read blogs.

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  3. As I anticipated, beautiful work as always, congratulations! I'm sure your mother will adore it =)

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  4. What a very beautiful shawl! Your knitting is impressive!

    And kudos to Alex the photographer.

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  5. Laura2:07 pm

    Stunning!!!

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  6. That is amazing! I've been inspired to try my hand at knitting a lace shawl this year thanks to all the beautiful things you ladies show off.

    I'm spinning up some pale green merino/silk that will probably end up a lace weight if I 3-ply it.

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  7. I had to scrape my jaw off the floor when I first saw this shawl of yours. Your mother will surely do the same. It's yet another Laurie Heirloom!

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  8. Bloody brilliant! I love it Laurie.....and I detest pink, but it works in this lace pattern.

    Your Mum is gonna have the best Mother's Day evvvaaaah!

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  9. Gorgeous!! What a lucky mother you have!

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  10. Woozer it is a beauty! The color is lovely. Wear it in good health Mom.

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  11. oooh, it's very pretty! your mother will love it. and alex did a great job photographing it!

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  12. What a lovely gift for your mother! Excellent work!

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  13. Laurie that shawl is Beautiful! I'm really impressed, and I think your mother will be thrilled. Good job to Alex, too. He's got a lot of talent. He should come photograph my pix for me =)

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  14. Nice pictures of a gorgeous shawl! Your mother will be so happy with it. I don't blame you for being excited to give it to her.

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  15. The best superlatives are already taken by other commenters. But, wow Laurie, that must have been so-o-o-o satisfying!

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  16. You did a beautiful job making a gorgeous shawl for your lucky mother! That's a wonderful mother's day present. Love made tangible.

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