Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Thank-you very much.

Thank-you very much for all the lovely compliments on the shawl - I needn't have worried about waiting for a glam occasion to wear it, I've just been making a point of wearing it, glam or no glam. I can tell you it's good to cover your flabby, sorry chilly arms and shoulders if you wear a summer top.

Here is the link to where I bought the shawl pattern . You may have to scroll down. It's shown onsite in a green self-colour (small) and reddy-orange varigated yarn (large).
While checking out this link for you, I noticed that Sue has got the lovely Flower Basket shawl available- I think I may get the credit card out after dinner!
In other knitting I am about 1/3 way through the knitting of my Rowan International exchange pressie. There's a lot of finishing to be done when the knitting's all finished, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
Thanks again for all the lovely comments- other knitters' opinions mean more because you have an appreciation of these things, but I must say that this design has actually provoked quite a lot of feedback from folk who wouldn't normally notice hand-knitted gear. x K Posted by Picasa


Helen said...

Can you say something about the changes you made to Deep in order to size it up? I liked it very much in Rowan 39, but I couldn't face re-sizing it. I've gone back through the blog but I can't see that you say anything about that. Many thanks. I've been wondering about the Shetland Triangle in Wrap Style, so I'll be very interested to see what you say about that too :)

Kathleen said...

Hi Helen,
I didn't size up Deep, I just knitted the largest size as per pattern and blocked "assertively"! Depending on how much ease a garment has I am either Rowan's largest size or a notional one size above at the moment. (Incidently, I don't think going up 1/2mm needle size or so would harm Deep's construction in any way.)
All the best, Kathleen.

Helen said...

That's very encouraging. I don't see how I can possibly fail to acquire the yarn very soon, in that case, as I'm very partial to Summer Tweed. Thanks very much.

Monika said...

Hi Kathleen, nice pictures! And of course nice job!
I just found your comment hidden deep in blogger land. I did not know they where there (several others as well). Now I have another place I have to look into regularaly. Sigh. Spent too much time on the internet already. Thanks for visiting though. ;o)

Karin said...

Wow! That is gorgeous. I am starting my first lace shawl soon, once the pattern arrives in the mail, I am using fingering cotton though. It's really pretty and I hope you wear it lots!

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Hi - do you know if you are going yet? If so, roughly what time?

Linda said...

Kathleen, your shawl has seduced me into buying a bundle of lace knitting patterns from Sue. (Well, I need to justify the overseas postage by buying a few at once, don't I?) I've got some Kid Classic instash and am looking forward to trying one of the patterns in it.

Wibbo said...

I'm about halfway through knitting the Leaf Lace Shawl - great to see photos of it finished and being worn!