Friday, May 14, 2010

I Finally Did It!

Do you remember me telling you about this shawl when it first appeared in the Knit Picks catalog eons ago? Well, I have been lusting after it for months. I finally got the courage to order it. I may be in way over my head, though! I'm not a shawl person, so I'm planning to frame it and hang it over the fire place. BTW, I have plans for the fire place too. I'm going to paint those awful granite stones and pink grout...white.

Oh, I don't get to start this project until January 1, 2011 and hope to be done with it by December 31, 2011.


  1. You're here! I was so happy to see you on the blog! I don't know how your going to possibly wait to start making this - I'd be sneaking to it every now and then but exhaustion does tend to get in the way.

  2. will be honest here...I am SCARED TO DEATH of this project. So far, every couple of days I open the box to look at/smell/touch the yarn, peruse the charts, and dream of what "will be". Then everything goes back under the bed. It will take me until January 1 to work up the courage to begin.

  3. Where's the pattern from? Is it Knitpicks? And, is it intarsia? I think there are tricks to that but I don't know what they are (she shakes her head sadly.)

    I'm looking forward to you teaching me once you get your to-do list accomplished.

  4. The description at KnitPicks blows my mind! It just looks divine to wear - when (if?) you finish it, you'll have to wear it non-stop for a year or two to make up for the current (and future) agony.

    This elegant shawl explodes with a bold floral design. Flowers appear larger-than-life, as though you were a child looking wide-eyed at the blooms in your grandmother’s garden. It features Lilies, Daffodils, Crocus, Poppies, and Fuchsia, with a Rose and Iris as its centerpiece. It is not for the faint of heart - prior experience with intarsia is recommended! Shown in City Tweed DK Porpoise, Enchanted, Poseidon, Morning Glory, Habanero, Chipmunk, Tabby, Desert Sage, Splash, Plum Wine, Romance, Lemon Curd, Tahitian Pearl and Orca. Finished size is 20" x 60".



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