If You Yarn Along Long Enough . . .

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. . . you end up with a finished project!!!

Sometimes they don’t turn out so good.

And sometimes they do.

This one definitely did!

I give you my finished Earth KAL Shawl designed by Fiddleknits Designs.

Ta da!  The project took four and a teensy bit of a fifth skein of Quince & Co’s Tern, which is a yummy wool/silk blend.

And, in a moment of daughterly love and goodness, and even though I had already gotten her a Mother’s Day gift because the shawl wasn’t quite finished it yet, I promised it to my mother.  And, she has already picked out her winter outfits with which it will look fab.

And I am a truly horrible person, because I am filled with a tinge of regret (small, really  small, I’m not that horrible) that I’m not keeping it for myself.  Sigh.  I tell myself that maybe I’ll make another one, but I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen.

Oh well.  I’m sure I’ll visit with it, and when I see her wearing it, it will make me smile.

As far as what I’m reading goes, I’m spending my time studying up on Crazy Quilting, as I mentioned in the last post, and I’ve been reading this book:

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The book is a little hard to follow In digital format, as there’s a lot of flipping back and forth.  The finished hexagons are in the front of the book, with each stitch, bead, detail labeled and catalogued so that you can recreate the block.  The instructions for each stitch, though, are in the back of the book.  I’m a big fan of my Kindle/iPad Kindle reader, but this is one case I’d like a floppy paperback.  But, I’m working my way through it, following along with the diagrams and all and all, I think I’m learning a lot.

So that’s all for this week! Thanks for stopping by!

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8 Comments

  • Heather

    May 13, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    That shawl is amazing! And I agree, eventually enough weeks of the yarn along and I finish something 🙂

  • Gretchen R

    May 13, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    That is lovely! I don’t blame you for one second for thinking about keeping it. I do that all the time. I haven’t seen this pattern before, but I would certainly wear it all the time. You can always knit another… 🙂

  • Meryl

    May 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Wow–that is gorgeous!

  • karen

    May 13, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! You outdid yourself, or maybe outknit yourself?? I love the shawl!

  • Alina

    May 13, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    What a gorgeous shawl! I love the color and texture, your Mom must be so happy to have it!

  • Sarah

    May 13, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Holy moly! Not only is that a total total labor of love that turned out incredible!!! — but that yarn is not cheap, friend!! What a special gift for your mother. I can’t believe how beautiful it is.

  • Zena

    May 14, 2015 at 5:26 am

    This is absolutely divine. Such beautiful workmanship.

  • Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    May 18, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    That turned out so lovely! I don’t blame you at all for wanting to keep it. 🙂

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