Feeling totally lame…

Posted on | August 12, 2007 | 10 Comments

…about having a knitting blog without actually showing any knitting, I’m going to post some info on an old project I finished 2 years ago.

Yes, that’s a mistake in the first row of elongated hexagons where I somehow skipped a stitch, shifting everything. I didn’t notice it until the stole was blocked. And I didn’t do the border. I like my shawls rectangular and free of frills, but if I had to do it over again, I would probably widen it by one column of motifs to compensate for the fact that it lacks an edging.

It’s been stuffed in a drawer for the past 2 years. I think I’ve used it once. And it sorely needs a good reblocking.


10 Responses to “Feeling totally lame…”

  1. Hickory
    August 12th, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

    That’s very beautiful. I always want to knit lace shawls, but know that I wouldn’t have any place to wear them either :) It looks just lovely hanging in the window though.
    you should leave it right there like a curtain panel so that you can look at it every day.

  2. Gudrun Johnston
    August 12th, 2007 @ 9:29 pm

    That is gorgeous Connie…I agree it needs to be seen even if only as a nice touch of interior decor! I have some of that Jaggerspun yarn also in the sage colour….it is sooo incredibly soft and lovely…I also recently got some of the same stuff in a DK weight and I’m knitting something up right now…not quite as soft as the lace weight but nice nonetheless.

  3. kat coyle
    August 12th, 2007 @ 11:33 pm

    I think leaving it out as a window shawl so you can enjoy it’s beauty is a great idea. It’s so pretty.

  4. Angela
    August 13th, 2007 @ 7:48 am

    It’s beautiful. I love the color. To me it seems melancholy, in a nice way (if that makes any sense!)–as if you should wrap it around you when you’re feeling a little glum on some rainy November day.

  5. Iris G
    August 13th, 2007 @ 2:36 pm

    You are incredible. If I had a shawl like this, I’d be wearing it all the time!
    Window shawl is such a brilliant idea, something this beautiful really should not be locked away.
    Or maybe you can send it to a museum ;-) ?

    August 15th, 2007 @ 1:58 pm

    Keep it out of that draw and wear it-show it off- it is Stunning as they say in the Bronx.

  7. The binge knitter
    August 18th, 2007 @ 5:38 pm

    This is soooo beautirul. Wear it!!!

  8. The binge knitter
    August 18th, 2007 @ 5:39 pm

    Beautiful, I wanted to say

  9. Sandra
    August 25th, 2007 @ 10:59 am

    wow, that is some gorgeous, intricate lace work. i sure as hell know i don’t have it in me to knit something like that. nice job!!

  10. YarnB
    September 1st, 2007 @ 12:28 pm

    Connie, I don’t even believe how gorgeous that is! I do not have the patience for lace. I wish I did when I see something like this especially-it is truly a work of art! I will write you this weekend. I hope you are doing well……

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