Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Flower Basket Shawl - the specs

FO Specs:

Pattern: Flower Basket Shawl, Evelyn Clark pattern, from Fall 2004 Interweave Knits

Yarn: STR Neptunite, 2 skeins and then some (a bit from another skein, from which I will eventually make socks)

Needles: Size 8 Bryspun Circulars, until they broke (see previous post), and then some susan bates aluminum size 9s because that is what I had

Mods: The pattern called for a stoppage after completing 8 flower baskets, which would have merely made a big scarf. I wanted a SHAWL, a substantial shawl, so I kept on keeping on until I had 15 repeats of the pattern, and THEN followed the finishing instructions. Result? A big, enveloping, loving shawl.

Who for? My mama. No one deserves a hand-made shawl more. She is a truly amazing woman, and I am going to see her in 2 days - gosh, I cannot wait. S. and I are visiting she and my dad in Montana.

I will attempt to show my Olympic knitting tomorrow. It is going well. Half of two feet done. Whoo-hoo.


Wool Girl said...

S, This is so beautiful and amazing! Your mom is one lucky lady!

NeuroKnitter said...

Can I be your mom for a day? Lord knows I'm old enough to pull it off! Gorgeous! Stunning! I'm so inspired!!! I agree with WG, your mom is a very lucky lady and very blessed with you as her DD!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I can't wait to see that shawl in person. And you, of course!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad to see a shawl made from STR! I have some in my stash earmarked specifically for a Diamond Fantasy Shawl but I've always been afraid the superwash wouldn't block. I am afraid no longer. Thanks for sharing.

Neuroknitter said...

Ditto to all - you are a talent!