gail shawl

Feb. 15th, 2012 11:00 am
vampirefan: Futurama's Bender knitting a beer bottle cozy (knitting)
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i started this shawl in march of 2011 and it got worked on occasionally while i finished various other projects but i'm finally done! and OMG I ONLY HAD ABOUT 12 - 15 INCHES OF YARN LEFT OVER! although i had done my best to measure/estimate how much yarn i would be using toward the end of the project, i was so worried that i had calculated wrong so i was freaking out as i finished binding off, watching that tiny ball of yarn get tinier and tinier, but it worked out perfectly! \o/

i love the subtle variegated colors and it works out perfectly for this lacy design. you can see my project notes and more pictures here: (or you can click on the picture to visit flickr and see the pictures in full size). i plan on getting more pictures of it off of the blocking wires.


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Date: 2012-02-15 05:45 pm (UTC)
rileybear67: (good day)
From: [personal profile] rileybear67
Beautiful pattern and gorgeous work!

I aim to try my hand at lace at some point, but that will be later once I have a few of the current projects completed and more time.

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Date: 2012-02-20 04:44 am (UTC)
jettblack: (inspiration)
From: [personal profile] jettblack
I'm binding off my version of that shawl as we speak. It's an awesome pattern.

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Date: 2012-02-15 05:50 pm (UTC)
wyomingnot: close-up of pink rib knit (knit pink)
From: [personal profile] wyomingnot
Oh, that's lovely!

...I love when I finish with just inches of yarn. The worry followed by the relief. And the fact that you didn't waste anything! :)

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Date: 2012-02-15 06:02 pm (UTC)
piemancer: (gneiss)
From: [personal profile] piemancer
Hooray! Congratulations! Gorgeous blocking, too.

I can't imagine the feeling of two feet of yarn left at the end of a shawl. I'm sure it would make my tension all weird at the end. :)

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Date: 2012-02-15 06:11 pm (UTC)
sharpchick_2011: (knit)
From: [personal profile] sharpchick_2011
That is just sumptious!

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Date: 2012-02-15 08:56 pm (UTC)
dhae_knight_1: My kitten Zasha (Default)
From: [personal profile] dhae_knight_1
That's gorgeous!

I'm curious - what's that thing you block on?

Beautiful Shawl

Date: 2012-02-15 11:25 pm (UTC)
fairwells: Beautiful blue eye ([stock] blue eye)
From: [personal profile] fairwells
That's absolutely gorgeous. Congrats on an amazing creation =)

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Date: 2012-02-16 12:05 am (UTC)
lannamichaels: Astronaut Dale Gardner holds up For Sale sign after EVA. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lannamichaels
That is gorgeous. :D

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Date: 2012-02-16 11:22 am (UTC)
lullabymoon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lullabymoon
Wow, that is completely and utterly gorgeous!!

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Date: 2012-02-16 03:00 pm (UTC)
lizcommotion: Lily and Chance squished in a cat pile-up on top of a cat tree (buff tabby, black cat with red collar) (yarn zen)
From: [personal profile] lizcommotion
That looks lovely and warm and I want to snuggle up in it while reading and/or go out on the town and show off stylishness. Congrats on the FO!

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Date: 2012-02-16 04:01 pm (UTC)
willidan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] willidan
It's gorgeous! And you're right, the subtle color changes work perfectly with this pattern.



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