Thursday, October 20, 2005

Poinsettia Shawl

The Poinsettia Shawl makes its debut.

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It's 48 inches square. I think I would have liked it to be a little bit bigger.

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It's not quite large enough to wrap around and have a casual tie at the front.


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It is made of my own handspun, a 2 ply, laceweight, wool/mohair.

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Here it catches a few rays of fall sun. These two pictures of it draped over my spinning wheel are the most accurate colourwise.

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Wanna see it close up?

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17 comments:

dragon knitter said...

once again, drool. magnificent. i wannabe a knitter like you when i grow up ! (if that ever happens)

jess said...

gorgeous! love it. :)

Maggie Ann said...

Marlene, your shawl is so beautiful! the multiple designs are eye-catching. Long ago I knit a set of couch pillows that had a leaf design in it. You are one fantastic knitter!

Claire said...

Your shawl is beautiful. I'm working up to a bit lace project and I am very inspired now :-)

Nicole said...

Very pretty. I can't even image how many hours that must have taken!

kristo said...

wow mom, that looks awesome! I can't wait to see it in person!

hockey mom said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You have given me something to aspire to - using my own handspun for a shawl. I don't think I can come close to what you have done here - it's a work of art.

Kary said...

WOW - very pretty!!! Great knitting AND spinning! Congratulations.

snowballinhell said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Excellent job.

junieann said...

Beautiful job. Wonderful that you are able to spin the wool to make such a lovely shawl. I have had that pattern forever, but now, I am encouraged to make it. Yours is lovely and looks great on you.

Rebekah said...

It looks amazing! And what a special shawl to be knit from your own handspun. Mine isn't really large enough either to comfortably wear, so most of the time, I use it for a lap blanket, then I can always look at the pretty stitches.

marti said...

beautiful! and the fact that you spun the yarn makes it even more so.

Emily said...

Beautiful! What an accomplishment..

Bess said...

What a stunning job you've done. I'm just about (but not quite) speachless!

celia said...

So stunning that it's inspiring. what lovely work you have done. wow!!!

yarnahoy said...

that's a mind-bogglingly beautiful & complicated shawl! wow

Helle from Denmark said...

This is just awesome. Very very pretty.......i think the size of it, is perfect for you!!!:-)