Water Turtles shawl
Wednesday January 06th 2010, 5:40 pm
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Family,Knitting a Gift

(Changed the yoke, though, to make it a one-0f-a-kind. Just because. Original pattern in here.)

This is the Venezia merino/silk yarn Sam picked out at Purlescence last Thursday.  Glass shawl pin by Sheila.

Does it count as knitting it in four days if you totally didn’t touch the needles one of the days in the middle of the five?

Does it count as an FO if you didn’t run the ends in yet? The camera battery died, the bad picture with the running ends stays, I was in a hurry to show it off!

(p.s. Happy Birthday to my sister Carolyn!  She and I used to argue as kids over whether the 12 days of Christmas started 12 days before–ie on my birthday, or that it went to 12 days after–ie, hers. She was right, but I was the obnoxious little sister who refused to concede the point.  Okay, in our old age, now I will,  so, Merry Christmas too!)

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Carolyn and I share a birthday!, and yes I am called ‘Stella’ because I was born on the 12th day of Christmas, the day the three wise men were led to Bethlehem by the star, at least she avoided getting the same name, I think I prefer ‘Carolyn’.

I would stick with the ‘knit in 4 days’ notion, sounds better.

Comment by StellaMM 01.06.10 @ 5:56 pm

Might be overkill. Second lunch would do it. 😉 That’s beautiful…you are simply amazing!

Comment by Karen L 01.06.10 @ 6:20 pm

Looks like a four-day shawl to me, well four for you anyways. It’s gorgeous!

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 01.06.10 @ 6:22 pm

Oh, pretty. Four days, huh? Would sure take me twice as long, I know.

Comment by sherry in idaho 01.06.10 @ 6:26 pm

Love the shawl, and you officially finished it before Christmas was over. Hope you’ve had a lovely Epiphany today.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 01.06.10 @ 8:15 pm

I wouldn’t know an FO if it sat on me. However, the shawl IS lovely.

Fun –

What do you call just married spiders?

What has 22 legs and two wings, but can’t fly?
A football team.

Comment by Don Meyer 01.06.10 @ 8:44 pm

I say “four days”. The shawl is beautiful and I really like the picture of you. You look healthier, Alison.

Comment by Joansie 01.07.10 @ 5:58 am

You do look very well. I hope you feel good too.

Best wishes to your sister for many returns!

Congratulations for yet another beautiful shawl! I know for sure it will take me more than 4 days to knit the Water Turtles shawl for my mother. lol I know, I know: we don’t have the same experience or the same time to devote to these works of art. 😉

Thank you for sharing the updates with us!

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 01.07.10 @ 6:56 am

Lucky Carolyn also gets to enjoy King Cake from her birthday until Mardi Gras!

Comment by LynnM 01.07.10 @ 8:01 am

Oh, I say four days, sure! It’s lovely, very lovely. Happy birthday to your sister!

Comment by Channon 01.07.10 @ 9:37 am

what a lovely shade of green ! green is so
restful ! sort of like being wrapped in green calm !

Comment by susan 01.07.10 @ 11:51 am

Beautiful! Even more beautiful, I spy color in those cheeks!!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 01.07.10 @ 2:36 pm

As usual, gorgeous shawl. And yes, it is kniting it in 4 days if you don’t knit one day…

Comment by Carol 01.07.10 @ 4:21 pm

How many skeins? I have two of that green!

Comment by twinsetellen 01.07.10 @ 7:06 pm

Three skeins, I’m afraid–300g with 14g leftover, using the smaller-stitch-count version of the shawl.

Comment by AlisonH 01.07.10 @ 7:47 pm

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