Monday, July 23, 2007

Fork. Done. Etc.

It started with beautiful yarn that, if you recall, I could not put down despite doctor's orders to the contrary. Three months later, Debi's gift of Diakeito Diamusee Fine, color 116, evolved first into damp, then blocked lace:

Wet, blocked lace

Then, all stretched out, it dried overnight into the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl:

Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl
Finished dimensions: 54 x 32 inches
Needles: Addi Lace Circular, size 6 US

I made no modifications to the easy to follow pattern, which I would heartily recommend for those new to either lace or chart reading. The only thing I did was to add repeats as suggested by the designer, since I was using fingering rather than the sport weight yarn called for in the pattern.

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25 Comments:

Blogger KnitNana said...

OMG. Karen it's gorgeous! Just stunning, you did a beautiful job and that yarn is amazing...
(((hugs)))

7/23/2007 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Knit Mongrel said...

Oh wow it's incredible. You're my hero, my inspiration as I plug away on the mystery stole...

7/23/2007 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

That's a perfect combination of yarn and pattern. Congrats!

7/23/2007 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

Stunning! That's the word that comes to mind. And I LOVE the colors! Beautiful...

7/23/2007 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Stunning, simply stunning!

7/23/2007 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Don't sell yourself short. That is a breathtaking shawl and you should give yourself proper credit for having knit a gorgeous piece of lace. No matter how simple you think it may have been. :-)

7/23/2007 03:07:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Yum, yum, yum! What a beautiful shawl.

7/23/2007 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Karen --
Your Forest Canopy Shawl is absolutely gorgeous! Your mother will treasure it!
Peace,
Chris.

7/23/2007 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Beautiful!!

7/23/2007 06:40:00 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

Beautiful!

7/23/2007 07:01:00 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

Gosh,that's lovely. What a stunning gift it will make. Congratulations on finishing it. I can just imagine how good it will feel to give it to your mom.
Yay You!

7/23/2007 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous susan said...

Fabulous! I love the yarn you chose.

7/23/2007 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous susan said...

Ooops, I hit enter to soon. It's me, Susan. ;)

7/23/2007 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous KarenJoSeattle said...

Lovely job, Karen. Also, good job on getting it done for your mom's birthday.

7/23/2007 11:54:00 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Beautiful job, Karen. It looks beautiful and your mom will adore it.

7/24/2007 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Clasca said...

A deep bow for you is appropriate I guess, wow what a beautiful Shawl. Your mom must be so happy with it.

7/24/2007 06:00:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Gorgeous, Karen! Your mom will be so excited. :-)

7/24/2007 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

it's beautiful and i LOVE the color. excellent job!!!

7/24/2007 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger monica said...

Ooooooh!! It's beautiful! You're making me want to make one!

7/24/2007 04:09:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Very beautiful! Well done! I love the colors. I've bought this pattern, and I have about 500 yd of fingering weight merino. Do you think that will be enough?

7/24/2007 10:52:00 PM  
Blogger sturdygirl said...

oooh, pretty! that turned out beautifully. the yarn and pattern are a great match.

7/25/2007 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

Stunning. The colours work so well (and I often dislike multi-coloured lace). I hope your mother loves it!

7/25/2007 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger KSee said...

Absoluting remarkable!!

7/25/2007 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Marisol said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I must add this to my list of to dos...

7/26/2007 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh your shawl is beautiful! :)

7/28/2007 09:41:00 AM  

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