Sunday, September 30, 2007

Kimono Shawl

Here are some less than stellar pictures of my interpretation of the Kimono Shawl. Before I go any further, I should just apologize now for the quality of all pictures that will appear on this blog between now and some time next Spring, say around May. This week the rainy season arrived here in the beautiful Northwest - an entire month early, but who's counting? Every time I watch the weather on the news it's all rain, as far as the eye can see... So, we now begin many, many months of dark, overcast days that result in photo's like these.

Pattern: Kimono Shawl from Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle
Yarn: Berger Du Nord, Bella - 5 skeins
Needles: size 8
Finished Size (blocked): 22"x75"

This project has been a delight from the beginning. The yarn is so gorgeous and soft, the pattern easy but interesting and because the gauge was on the large side for lace, it flew right along. My modifications are explained in this post.

Don't you just love my model? He is so great about things like this!

As I mentioned in that previous post, this is to be a Christmas gift for my sister. She knits things all the time for me, but I have never knit anything for her. She is 6' tall, so I think the larger lace motif's will work well on her. I hope she likes it!

I am actually a little sad to finish this one. Lucky thing I have enough of this yarn left in the stash to make something for myself. Now, I'm off to work on the sample knitting and to think about which "simple" Christmas gift to cast on next - simple being relative and meaning a project I can work on with my kids in the room. Funny how that beautiful delicate lace yarn and little fingers don't work well together.


msubulldog said...

Donna, it's gorgeous! And Colin ain't bad, himself. *grin* What a nice hubby to model for you.

blackbird said...

I cannot imagine a more lovely gift...