Wednesday, August 10, 2011

First Leaf

I do still knit! As evidenced by the completion of my First Leaf Shawl! This project was one of my goals for this year so I'm happy to cross this one off the list.
First Leaf Shawl
Pattern: First Leaf by Brenda Patipa
Yarn Lisa Souza TImaru
Colorway: South Pacific
Needles: US6
Detail of Edging
I didn't get my points blocked uniformly but I'll do better next time and I don't expect it will be really noticeable when wearing. LOVED this yarn. The color repeats are so small that there wasn't any of the big pooling of colors that you sometimes see in hand knits. It didn't split at all either.

As far as that list I mentioned above, I think I may avoid a lot of what's left! There aren't any list police that I've seen lately so I think I'll be pretty safe. Happy Stitches!

31 comments:

Margaret said...

Wow, it's gorgeous!!! I love the color of the yarn! And the pattern -- wonderful! Congrats on the finish! Yes, you do still knit. lol!

Catherine said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

The leaf shawl is lovely. Congrats on your finish.

valerie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! And I absolutely love the color! Is this a hard pattern for a beginner to do?

*karendianne. said...

Stunning! Actually that's beyond stunning. What talent you have.

Carol said...

Beautiful!

Linda said...

It's so pretty, Jackie! Do you know yet how you'll wear it? Over slacks? Or a special dress? I find myself, more and more, grabbing a wrap, especially when I'm heading into an a/c building. Church is notoriously cold! Your wrap will be perfect for too-cold a/c and/or cooler weather. Great work!

Barb said...

It is just beautiful!!

Theresa said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!!! Love it!!!

mdgtjulie said...

That's just beautiful. I love, Love, LOVE the colors in that!!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh absolument merveilleux !!!!!
very beautiful my friend,
marylin from france

QuiltSue said...

That is beautiful. I love the colour, and the pattern. It looks so delicate.

Brigitte said...

This beauty has a great mixture of colours. It's a wonderful piece.

Hazel said...

It's beautiful!!!! I really love the colours and I bet it will be so snuggly to wear. x

Maria said...

Beautiful! Love the color of the yarn. Great job!

Annie said...

That looks so beautiful with that lacy pattern in that blue-green yarn. Really takes concentration to get that done correctly too. Congrats on a great finish!

Brenda said...

You sure do knit beautifully! Yarn and pattern are a perfect match.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Gorgeous shawl! Love the colors. What a great yarn, no pooling and no splitting. Two of the things that drives me crazy.

Carol said...

How lovely, Jackie!! How long does it take to knit something like that (from someone who has no idea how to knit!)?

Deb said...

Your shawl is just stunning! The color of the yarn and everything. My girlfriend is trying to get me to try one of these and I've held off just because it looks so intricate, but I think I have to try it. Yours looks wonderful.

Katie :o) said...

What a beautiful shawl! Gorgeous! And I'm sure glad there aren't any list police around... I'd be in trouble :o)

Sally said...

Jackie your shawl is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colour.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely piece of work, Jackie!!! That needs a lot of concentration to make, I think.

Melanie said...

Stunning! Just soooo pretty.

Marie said...

Wow I love that shawl. I do knit but have never done anything that hard looking , just easy stuff.Slso wanted to tell you that is how I plan to do my design wall too. As soonas we get this le fixed there will be no holding me back! Hugs, Marie

Lina said...

This is beyond lovely. The color of the yarn is just perfect!

lina
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Stephanie said...

That is stunning. The colors remind me of a peacock and it's so delicate.

Dee said...

So, SO pretty! I love the little splashes of purple in the green.

Linda said...

Wow, what a beauty! The colors are wonderful. I know you are happy to get this off the list but more importantly, you can now wear it and show it off...good for you.

Suzanne said...

What an amazingly beautiful shawl. I love the light lacey look to it and the colour is great.

KarenV said...

Your shawl is beautiful, such a gorgeous colour!