Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Finished!

I've finished my Mum's shawl and didn't run out of beads either. Phew!

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I've washed it and now it's blocking in my bedroom away from little people. Obviously these photos were taken before blocking!

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I've done a simple stretchy cast off and I'm blocking the points out. I love blocking lace, it's so fun watching the design emerge. I'll get some photos of it ready for Friday :-)

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My lillies are nearly all open now and smell gorgeous. I keep finding myself gazing at them whilst I'm knitting, so beautiful

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I do butcher them though and remove the stamens to try to stop the pollen getting everywhere. I need to go round and do the others soon. I prefer them with the stamens, I just don't like the mess!

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I've got a new project on the needles. It's almost finished actually, I'll tell you more about it in another post :) Happy crafting everyone!

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13 comments:

  1. Yay on finishing the shawl. It's festive. All of you know your flowers so well. I'm learning the different kinds slowly through you. Great yarn for the intended hat.

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    1. Hehe it is rather Christmassy isn't it. I don't know that many flowers but lillies are quite easy to recognise. I've been pinning lots of plant ideas for our new house

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  2. Can't wait to see the shawl blocked out. I love beaded knitting!
    Is that a hat? The colors are fabulous, whatever it is.

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    1. Thank you, I'm going to post some photos later today when I'm more awake!

      Yes it is a hat, it's got some cool spiral pooling

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  3. love your shawl and the beads, it is perfect in every way!!

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  4. Evelyn, you mum will love this, so much work and love poured into it! Thank you for stopping by and saying hi :) x

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    1. Thank you :) I hope she does. This is her first lace and beaded shawl

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  5. I really like that green/blue/purple business. Can't wait to see what it is..........ah! it's a hat. super. :)

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    1. Hehe yup a simple hat pattern. I'm onto the brim now and then going to do the ear flaps :-D

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  6. Your shawl is very very very beautiful, your mother will love it!
    The new project looks pretty too, I like the yarn!

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