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Set them Free

April 28, 2008

I have been on a finishing fury lately. Within the last two weeks I completed several gift items that have been on the back burners. They have all now been set free (given to their designated recipients).

First was Ms Judy’s Shawl

Like the chopstick that I am using to close it?

A while back Ms. Judy gave me a box full of acrylic yarn. There were a number of blue skeins in the box and she asked me to knit her a shawl from the blue. Since that time I have been looking for a pattern that would work for acrylic, for multiple colors since I didn’t have enough yarn in any one color and was easy but not boring. I finally found it with Feather and Fan.

Ms. Judy was thrilled with it.

Next up was Ms Juanita’s socks.

Ms. Juanita actually asked for a pair of socks while I was deciding on a shawl to knit her. This pair was knit as part of the First Time Socknittters KAL Yahoo group.

Finally, was Ms. Emerald’s Shawl.

This project started as a scarf. But Ms. Emerald saw my summer shawlette and adored it so the project got changed in mid-knit.

In hindsight, this particular pattern would have been happier knit from wool. The acrylic did not like the double decreases. But it will be very soft and warm without requiring hand washing and blocking. Should I knit another in acrylic I will substitute paired decreases for the double decreases.


Project Details

Ms. Judy’s Shawl
Pattern – Modification of Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl by Sarah Bradberry
Yarn – Miscellaneous acrylic from stash in blues and white
Needle – Size 11

Ms. Juanita’s sock
Pattern – Funky hybrid of Wendy Johnson’s Basic Gusseted heel Toe up and Broadripple socks
Yarn – Lion Brand Magic Stripes Spring Print colorway
Needles – Size 2

Ms. Emerald’s Lace Shawl
Pattern – Modification of Summer Lace Shawlette by Sandi Wiseheart
Yarn – Bernat Softee Chunky
Needles – Size 11

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Danielle permalink
    April 28, 2008 12:15 pm

    Lovely. Way to go finishing up! I should hop on that wagon, too. :)

  2. Tabitha permalink
    April 28, 2008 1:34 pm

    Great job on all three! I really love Ms Judy’s shawl:) It is beautiful!

    Tabitha

  3. Elin Maria permalink
    April 30, 2008 10:34 am

    Wow, what an encouraging blog you have. Not only knit-vise, but I could honestly feel God’s presence just sweeping through the stuff here. Thank you, and be blessed!

    Hugs from a sister in Norway. : )

  4. sharecropper permalink
    May 8, 2008 8:54 am

    Love the shawlette. I’m going to try the bath set with the diamond pattern before I try this one. What fun things you do.

  5. Moms90 permalink
    May 12, 2008 1:04 pm

    I love the lacy shawl by Sandi Wiseheart’s pattern. I am contemplating knitting one up, any tips and/or advice?

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