Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along :: 





Ta Da! I finished my KAL Follow Your Arrow by Ysolda. I blocked it and I am just so thrilled to show it off today. I have never really made a lace work shawl and I am pretty proud of myself. We are off to the mountains today so I will have some pictures of me wearing it. It has inspired me to work on more shawls and lacework projects. I just love it.  

I am continuing work on my Dinner in the Eiffel Tower shawl. It is a such a nice little thing to knit and it is coming along quickly. I am reading Balzac and the Little Seamstress. It is a intriguing read about the "re-education" of Chinese youth in the 1970's. It is a heart-breaking read to me because the thought of people being oppressed by their government is just horrible but the desire by the main character to survive and thrive is amazing and uplifting. Great read thus far. 





Joining Ginny of Small Things

21 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, your shawl is gorgeous! Nice work. Can't wait to see it on you. Enjoy your day in the mountains.

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    1. Thank you! We are headed out to find some cooler temps under the trees.

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  2. Just beautiful Kathleen! I love the hearts in the lace. I have been reading about China also, Kay Bratt has written some wonderful books. It has been very thought provoking, I am overwhelmed by the plentitude we have here in the US. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you! It is true that we have so much in this country and I sometimes forget how lucky we truly are despite our problems.

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  3. Beautiful shawl!!! My oh my you must be in love with it. I love the new shawl on the needles, that is going to look equally beautiful :) Love the book cover art!

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  4. Your shawl is stunning! I can't wait to see your photo shoot pictures with you wearing it! I have the pattern and now really want to cast on.

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  5. Thank you! I really liked knitting this pattern.

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  6. Wow! There are so many lovely, lacey shawls at Ginny's today that I'm feeling inspired to start one! The colorway you chose is quite pretty. :) And, not trying to sound political, I have heard from so many immigrants to the US that we are not far behind when it comes to reeducation and oppression. So thankful, though, to have freedom still. Blessings, Lisa

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  7. What a lovely shawl! You have inspired me to give lacework a try! :)

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  8. oh my goodness! how beautiful! i am loving the lacework! was the pattern easy to follow? i'm nervous to dip my toe into lacework. it's so beautiful, but i bet it takes a bit of concentration, yes? lovely shawl. thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a gorgeous shawl! And the colour - just beautiful.

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  10. Lovely shawls...both of them. I wish I had the courage to do a mystery knit. Lace scares me. ;) But yours are beautiful. Love the color choices.
    Blessings,
    Kelli

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  11. Stunning shawl and the colour yarn is delightful.

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  12. Beautiful shawl!!! You and Ginny must have finished about the same time!

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  13. I love your shawl. What a beautiful color.

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  14. I finished an Eiffel Tower shawl this year too. I can't wait to see yours!

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