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Friday, June 22, 2007

solstice knitting

This week marks the end of the school year for us, and since my daughter is finishing 4th grade with a beloved teacher, I decided to make a shawl as a year-end gift.


This teacher is a vibrant and spirited woman, and when I asked my daughter in a moment of doubt if the colors in the shawl are too bright, she said, "Are you kidding? They are just right for her." So I went ahead with it, and of course there was some last minute knitting involved, on the longest day of the year yesterday....and blocking overnight....and I ran into the back yarn in pajamas this morning to get these pictures done before we packed up the shawl.



The yarn is a hand dyed worsted weight from New Zealand, one hank of about 475 yards made this shawl on size 9 needles. I have made this shawl at least a dozen times with several variations. Garter stitch gives it bounce and heft, but I've made in stockinette stitch too, with color and yarn changes throughout.


We're having a little ice cream party in the yard this afternoon at 3:30, so if you are in the neighborhood, stop in! I'll be the one finishing up a pair socks for a graduation gift...

5 comments:

Joan said...

I love the shawl and the yarn. You are one busy lady!

AlisonH said...

That looks like it was a ton of fun to play with that yarn! That is one lucky teacher.

Leslie said...

What a happy looking shawl! Is that a crochet edging as a ruffle or just more garter after the yo's?

And to answer your last post entry - I'm in New Salem MA (not Salem, New Salem - central part of the state at the top of the Quabbin Reservoir)

AmyS said...

The shawl is gorgeous! I'm sure the teacher loved it. I'm so glad you included a close-up so we could see how lovely the yarn is. My younger daughter is finishing up 4th grade this week, but for a variety of reasons I didn't make a gift for her teacher. Maybe next time!

Jody said...

What a gorgeous shawl! I love the colors!!! Amanda and I would love the pattern and edge stitch.