Shawls 'R' Us

AKQGuy's picture

I got this done a week and half ago and am still just stoaked about it. I find myself just wanting to pet it. It is a birthday present for my mom who's birthday is still about a month away so I'm sitting on it for a bit before I put it in the mail to send back home to Alaska.

I currently have another shawl on the needles that I'm taking a break from. It's just to hot here in the summer to have a large piece of knit work on your lap. It's from the same book "Folk Shawls" by Cheryl Oberlie. I just really wanted to make ti, and was considering making it for my mom, but I realized it would be an other piece that her comment would be, "It's just like your cooking son, sometimes it's just to 'ethnic' for me." So that is going to go to Bob's sister who has MS and is quite often cold. If you're familiar with the book, it's the "Ruana".

This piece here is the Aran Pocket Shawl. It's actually quite an easy pattern once you get it down. Believe it or not, I have never really used moss stitch, and though I'm tired of it for now, really like how supple it it, and how it lies. I imagein I'll be incorporating it more into my knitting. The plaid design here's only hard spot is when you are on a row where the 'weaving' appearance is used, and you're on the backside of the work. You have to do quite a bit of looking over the top of your needles, and even then, I found I occasionally had to tear back a row or two.

[img_assist|nid=9355|title=Aran Pocket Shawl 1|desc=Here is Elena Modeling the piece beautifully.|link=popup|align=center|width=150|height=200]

[img_assist|nid=9356|title=A bit blurry, sorry about that|desc=The afternoon light wasn't as good as I had hoped for.|link=popup|align=center|width=150|height=200]

[img_assist|nid=9351|title=Clasps|desc=I found these ata local bead shop. They're meant for a bracelet's clasp, but they were too beautiful for me to pass up. They just went so well up against the interweaving of tis shaws stitchwork. Now let's just pray she does too.|link=popup|align=center|width=150|height=200]

[img_assist|nid=9350|title=Clasps Up Close|desc=Again, a bit blurry, but hope you can see it well enough.|link=popup|align=center|width=200|height=150]

So... Whatcha guys think?

Hope you're all having a great weekend.

Comments

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I'm privileged to have seen

I'm privileged to have seen this fine bit of knitting in person. Great work and sooooo lovely. The pictures give a hint of the beauty of the real thing. I'm so lucky that the only other Wyomingite [that we know of] to join MWK is also local. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

crmartin's picture

That is just beautiful,

That is just beautiful, great job!

Randy

albert's picture

Absolutely stunning!!

Absolutely stunning!! Kudos!

leon's picture

Beautiful work. Leon He nui

Beautiful work.

Leon
He nui nga mea e taea ana e te mahinga tahi, e kore e taea takitahi.
Co-operation can accomplish many things which no individual could do alone.

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AKQGuy's picture

Thank you soooo much Mmario!

Thank you soooo much Mmario! Do you give lessons? I'll trade you training sessions for any dogs you may have?!?

Q

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog
You need to use the HTML code that the site offers you.

New York Built's picture

When it comes to web sites

When it comes to web sites and programming and all the hidden crap behind the scenes, my eyes glaze over with complete and utter non-understanding.

I like the spirit of camaraderie here, but I feel thrown to the wolves here when it comes to the uploading of photos, and perhaps all the HTML code the site offers, but does not have a freaking direction as to where it is or how to use it. Sorry, day 9 of no cigarettes and I'm chewing the gypsum boards.

"Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends."
– Francis Bacon

Darrel's picture

By default, you can enter

By default, you can enter any standard HTML tags in to the body of your posts. Check out this handy tutorial with some common tags used in blogging.

Also, for me, the cinnamon nicorette is the only flavor that works for me... dunno why, but that nasty fruit flavor just made me want to smoke to get the foul taste out of my mouth!

AKQGuy's picture

Ahh, good luck with the

Ahh, good luck with the nicorette, hope you're succesful. I don't smoke, but maybe I should try that while trying to get this site to work for me...

AKQGuy's picture

That's just it... I use the

That's just it... I use the links it allows me, and it throws this crap:

[img_assist|nid=9355|title=Aran Pocket Shawl 1|desc=Here is Elena Modeling the piece beautifully.|link=popup|align=center|width=150|height=200]

Into my paragraph, but no image...

leon's picture

No pics? :( Leon He nui nga

No pics? :(

Leon
He nui nga mea e taea ana e te mahinga tahi, e kore e taea takitahi.
Co-operation can accomplish many things which no individual could do alone.

AKQGuy's picture

Okay guys, I need help. I

Okay guys, I need help. I can't figure out this GD blog engine. How the F&%$ do I get the pics to show?

Does anyone know so I can make this work?

Thanks,

Q