A few shawl photos to show off
Friday October 31st 2008, 2:25 pm
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Knit

Peace shawl for Johnna

Bigfoot in 4-ply Jade Sapphire cashmereI heard recently from someone who didn’t quite see what my shawls were about; she thought that when I said circular, I was just referring to the needles used to knit them.  I realized I hadn’t really shown much of my work lately.  So I thought I’d show off some old pictures and try to show the v-neck styling a little better.

The red is the Peace shawl for my friend Johnna. The lilac is the Bigfoot shawl, done in Jade Sapphire’s 4-ply Cashmere; this yarn is about double the weight of the original,  Frog Tree laceweight, but it was exactly the color I was looking for at the time, and the right color and a super soft cashmere–it was hard to go wrong. Somehow this photo seems to me like a Niagara Falls of stitches.

the Constance shawl in fingering weight

Then we’ve got the Constance, the picture cropped to fit into the blog.  Done in two strands of fine laceweight together, one a silk, one Misti baby alpaca.

Next up is the Michelle shawl, with about 2/3 of it showing, done in a handdyed silk.

silk Michelle shawl

Next we have the Wanda’s Flowers shawl, which, like the Constance, is one of the narrower shawls in “Wrapped in Comfort,” done here in one skein of Lisa Souza‘s handdyed sportweight baby alpaca and easily adaptable to heavier yarns.

Wanda\'s Flowers shawl in Lisa Souza\'s sportweight baby alpaca

Next up is Kathy’s Clover Chain shawl in baby alpaca I dyed to match the clovers she and I used to string together. Note the shadow of the amaryllis in the background. Kathy\'s Clover Chain shawl

And then, since I can’t wait for my favorite flowers to start blooming again, I’m borrowing one of last season’s pictures in anticipation. Note how the leaf is waving hi.Picotee amaryllis

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Spectacular lace knitting if I don’t say so myself!

Comment by Michelle 10.31.08 @ 2:48 pm

Your knitting is beautiful!

Comment by Liz 10.31.08 @ 5:36 pm

Such lovely shawls Wanda’s Flowers shawl is my favorite it is so feminine and looks just striking on you it’s your color:)
The Michelle shawl has so many colors popping out it’s like looking at a stained glass window as the light is streaming through.Thankyou for sharing them.Hugs Darcy

Comment by Darcy 10.31.08 @ 5:46 pm

I love seeing these pictures! The shawls are so gorgeous (and if you’ll forgive me for saying so, those are some lovely pictures of you, too!). What gorgeous shapes they all are…

Comment by Jocelyn 10.31.08 @ 6:51 pm

I always do love seeing pictures of your shawls and reading about how you chose the yarns. Thanks!

Comment by RobinM 11.01.08 @ 6:28 am

Thanks for sharing such beauty. Your shawls are spectacular, that hand-dyed silk is mouthwatering, and your amaryllis is saucy. 🙂

Comment by Susan 11.01.08 @ 9:21 am

Niagara Falls indeed! They are all lovely. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 11.01.08 @ 10:11 am

Each shawl is absolutely gorgeous. I hope you will have your knitting with you when you go to Kaleidescope. I’d love to see with my own eyes something you are knitting or have knitted! Inspiration is the key word!!!

Comment by Joansie 11.01.08 @ 3:59 pm

They are just so stunning! Whenever I see your work I am truly awestruck.

Comment by Anna 11.03.08 @ 6:01 am

Simply lovely. But something’s wrong with my cursor; there was no caption on the last photo! 😉

Comment by Channon 11.03.08 @ 8:08 am

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