You saw it blocking...now here she is...
Started: April 16, 2006
Finished: April 20, 2006 (that includes blocking!)
Yarn: Regia Silk in charcoal grey 2 balls
Pattern: Diamond Lace Fantasy Shawl
Adjustments: None really. I added one repeat on to the "scarf" length and still had some yarn left over...I don't think I would have had enough for another repeat...but maybe! I blocked it 29" to the tip and 59" wide. The yarn relaxed to 28"x59". The size is perfect for my little Great Nonna.
OHHHHH the NONNA POSE...I think the neighbours were watching me out the window on this one.
I really enjoyed knitting this shawl. The yarn is lovely to knit with. Seriously, it could be one of my favourites. With 55% merino wool, 20% silk and 25% polymid, it is so soft and luxurious. It is very much like a DB Baby Cashmerino, but obviously in a sock weight. I know some of you have asked how it holds up, and I will give you that answer after the weekend when I go and examine Mom's socks.
It makes beautiful socks and now a gorgeous shawl! What else will I knit with it?!
The pattern kept my interest, yet I could still beat my husband at scrabble...3 nights in a row. The WS is purling, except for the edges, and the patterned RS was simple to knit.
A fabulous knit, which I will probably knit again....but next time with the addtions of beads!
Here is my little letter to Nonna...with the help of this web site. Those that read Italian, please let me know if I am saying something offensive!
Ho trovato un bel modella di scialle che ho pensato lei amerebbe. E fatto di seta e di lana cosi la terra abbastaza caldo. ll Because delle fibre naturali, lei non avra bisogno di lavarlo motto spesso. Dovrebbe essre una volta all'anno bello. Ho incluso della istruzioni speciali con le foto per aiutare quando ha bisogno di essere lavato.
Forse questo sara l'estate che saremo in grado di venire la visita. Poi posso lavarlo per lei!
Hehe...Tina...let Michael know that it's on!