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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 03/10/2013 :  4:04:03 PM  Show Profile Send lucybug a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finally finished my shawl. It's a quasi lace shawl from Sally Melville's purl book. Getting the yarn was a journey in itself and I had hoped to finish it in time to wear to a wedding and anniversary dinner. I did finish the body of the shawl but chose to do triangle lace edging rather than fringe and though I knit night and day it wasn't to be. I also ran out of yarn and they had to order it for me.

Anyway, I just finished it and am about to weave in the ends and will block it tomorrow. I'm sure I'll have other occasions to wear it. I used black Cascade ultra Pima - which is a cotton with a bit of a sheen.

Pam in the Colorado mountains

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Posted - 03/10/2013 :  5:50:41 PM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It sounds lovely - wear it well!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 03/14/2013 :  04:25:16 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congratulations Pam! Now if you can finish that shawl I can finish that shrug. I have been caught up with a whole stack of accounting work for a non profit organisation that I have been "conned" into joining. Knitting will give me a bit of a break.

I knit a hug into every stitch
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Posted - 03/14/2013 :  09:11:06 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wondered where you'd been, Moogi. Glad you're back!

[edited to add:] I meant to say congratulations on finishing your shawl, too, Lucybug. It sounds like this has been an adventuresome knit.


Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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Warming Up

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Posted - 03/16/2013 :  8:48:13 PM  Show Profile Send Janettoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Isn't it amazing how much knitting goes into those lace edgings! I love
to knit lace but shawl edgings drive me nuts.

Congratulations on persevering.

Janet in TN
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