Thursday, June 14, 2007

Basketcase: Continued

Ok, sorry about that last disjointed post. I did another photo shoot, which I don't love as much as the flowers in the garden (Flowerbasket shawl, come on), but shows off the shawl a bit better.

In short, I loved knitting this. For a first lace project, it turned out better than my wildest dreams. It was originally going to go to a very dear friend of mine (hence the name, it seems less appropriate now), but upon thinking, I gave it to my grandmother yesterday. She. Was. Thrilled. And she was still thrilled today when I saw her (she is old, this makes me... absolutely unbelievably happy and grinny and giddy and I feel like I couldn't have made a better decision). She used to knit, waaaaaay back in the day, and she pored over the shawl, and was duy impressed, as only a grandmother can be (and she even put it on for a while. She has been showing it to EVERYone apparently and said she is thinking about putting it up on the wall so she can show it off better. I don't know how to say any more without sounding redundant, but I just feel so incredibly good about this project now. (Heather, thank you, I owe you a shawl.)

It's no Christening Shawl but I am quite chuffed. Have some more photos. (and I apologise for the lack of a good wingspan photo, but you can extrapolate)

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I really like that last one. I'm going to go look at the myriad of photos I took and sigh happily to myself.

I have some knitting on the go, and shall update in a day or two (I promise!)

Also, thanks for the blogiversary wishes. It was my friend's birthday yesterday, so had a bit of a fun (and completely unrelated, my blog is quite unknown to most people here) celebration.

11 comments:

Redford Phyl said...

It's stunning, Michael, and I'm so glad it's staying in the family. If your grandmother is anything like mine, she will show it to everyone she sees. It's hard to believe it's your first lace project. Congrats!

Dave said...

It's gorgeous. You have every right to be proud. Well done!

sko_G knits said...

the color is to die for. and you know, what a good boy...you made your granny happy!!
that WAS a good decision.

Anonymous said...

Now that makes me wish I was your granny. Beautiful job, well done. Proud of you.

Elemmaciltur said...

'tis sooooo gorgeous!!!!

Taxastrikkeren said...

It is beautiful! And I am making it too.Just finish whit the 4 repeat of "lower flower basket".

I have a small blog in english:

http://knitanddrive.blogspot.com/

- and "taxastrikkeren" on danish

Gitte from Denmark

Adam said...

The shawl is so beautiful Michael! Your Grandmother is one lucky woman, and I'm sure she'll wear it well. :)

Impossible Princess said...

That is SUPER CUTE!!!!

I have that patterns but I cant talk myself into making it yet lol

Ellen said...

That is one fine shawl! Congratulations on a job well done. I am only halfway done with my "practice" flower basket shawl - people are having babies left and right here and I am behind on the presents!

Once again, you did a wonderful job. Frame some of those pictures!

Susan said...

OMG! That is BEAUTIFUL! Your granny is LUCKY! I really love the color you chose!

Jen said...

Goodness gracious! This project kicked my rear end. I conceded defeat, knit a Forest Canopy shawl instead, and am in awe of your skillz. Sheesh!