Monday July 21st 2008, 12:03 pm
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Friends,Knit

Amanda (scroll down to see) let me buy one of her very first colorways she dyed up for her then-new Etsy shop.   It’s brighter than this in real life, a very cheerful shade; the flash mutes it here.  The shawl pin holding it on the wheel for me is handblown glass, a gift from my old friend Sheila Ernst from when I saw her at Stitches.

And then that yarn sat there in my stash, patiently waiting its rightful turn, with a false start I finally frogged.  Till Amanda wrote a post about how her business was doing that sparked my pulling that gorgeous green out of the stash and casting on to see how far I could stretch my one little skein to go.  Normally, I would have used needles a size or so smaller, and I would have cast on more stitches, but I needed all the length I could get.Amanda\'s shawl

It was good to see it back where it belonged.  Her picture (note the beautiful brunette) is way more fun than mine.

Specifications: size 10 needles, the faster-version Julia from Wrapped in Comfort through the yoke and increase rows, then the Michelle shawl through the main body.

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Ooh- beau-ti-ful! What a glorious green, well-interpreted in your knitting.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 07.21.08 @ 12:10 pm

The shawl is gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.

As a side note, Kristine and I were on the bus together this morning and chatted about you :>)

Comment by Joansie 07.21.08 @ 12:38 pm

I am looking forward to wearing said shawl in a couple weeks. Even in the summer I can be seen wearing a shawl – you know how it goes when you have bad circulation!

Thank you! I’m honored to be the subject of a blog post of yours, as well as the proud owner of TWO Alison Hyde originals!

Comment by Amanda 07.21.08 @ 2:20 pm

What a beautiful shawl! And thanks for the link to Sheila’s site – I’m drooling over her ‘don’t drop’ spindles and wondering how long one would survive in my hands. I’ve already managed to shatter a ceramic spindle that I loved (sigh).

Comment by Cynthia 07.21.08 @ 3:20 pm

It’s lovely.

I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s loss. It makes this on-line community seem so much smaller when one of us is suddenly gone.

Comment by Momo Fali 07.21.08 @ 3:56 pm

The shawl looks absolutely stunning in your picture. *wanders off to check it out on Amanda’s blog brb*
Its Beautiful on Amanda’s blog, the color ant the pattern go together beautifully!

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 07.22.08 @ 6:49 am

So lovely! I’ll have to request that she brings it along when four of us “retreat” together in September… (Isn’t her yarn the greatest? Have you tried her alpaca?)

Comment by Channon 07.22.08 @ 7:02 am

Any day that that Shawl Closure gets the honor of keeping a shawl that you made snug on something…is a Very Good Day Indeed!
The shawl is So Lovely…Ahhh!!

Comment by Sheila E 07.22.08 @ 3:14 pm

Beautiful beautiful shawl and amanda is a very deserving lady!!

Comment by grace 07.26.08 @ 7:19 pm

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