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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

OK...But What Did You Do Last Week?

"Always do one thing less than you think you can do."

- Bernard Baruch


Size: 72" by 22"


900 yards Lace weight yarn

5500 size 8/0 pearl beads

Size 4 (US) needles, stitch markers

Size 14 or 16 crochet hook (for beading)

Tapestry needle

Stitch holder

GAUGE: 5 stitches = 1 inch

(In ladder stitch – blocked)

This shawl is an ethereal confection; light and lacy; the perfect wrap for a summer wedding. It would also make a lovely christening shawl for a very special baby.

Or you may choose another color and wrap yourself or a loved one in all the beauty of a handmade and heartfelt work of art.

Skills needed include: basic lace experience, crochet hook beading (optional), and chart reading.

It might seem to readers of yesterday's post, that not much knitting went on last week down here on the Sunflower Farm.

Au contraire, mon amis!

I knit wedding...

I knit baby...

I knit happy out the wazoo...

Of course, I did have a little helper...

This is Ama. She came along with Scott's brother Glen and his wife. She was a delightful houseguest (unless you ask the grumpy old Siamese cat, whose nose was seriously out of joint.)

She made herself at home.

The shawl is a variation on my Hydrangea scarf.

The yarn is Helen's Lace in Ivory with pearl bead embeliishment.

The baby knitting is not my design.


I know, I know, but I figured I had better start with someone else's pattern, preferably someone who knew baby size issues.

This is Perl Grey's Sea Baby kit. The yarn is Fleece Artist's Sea Wool in Angelfish and Spring, and yes, it really is that bright. I love it. The kit comes with enough yarn to make the kimono wrap sweater, the matching leggings and a hat.

The hat is no longer in my possession. I took it to the new parents over the weekend, in a feeble attempt to stall them on delivery of the whole ensemble.

(Hey! What do you expect when you come early?)

I love the way the booties attach to the bottom of the leggings.

Will try to get a picture of Conner modeling, just as soon as he grows into it, which, judging by his appetite, won't be long now.

And now?

Back to Zinnia, which is racing towards completion.

One thing less than I think I can do?

Pshaw...what does Baruch know?


Ann said...

The wedding shawl is so lovely & I am sure the bride will look great in it. Love your baby knits too especially the pants/bootees - great idea.

Acornbud said...

The bridal lace is so airy and delicate. How wonderful!