Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ishbel

I finally got around to weaving in the ends, blocking (my favorite! ha!) and photographing my latest knitting finish.  It will most likely be my last knitting finish of the year.  This one gave me fits because I didn't set up the pattern in Knit Companion and instead chose to use a printed pattern with a post it note.  Bad idea/never again!  I kept losing my place because the sticky note lost its stickiness.
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Ishbel
Large
Shibui Knits Sock Colorway #323
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We had a great Thanksgiving with my parents, sister and MIL.  Just 6 of us this year.  The nice thing is that with my online shopping over the weekend, we're about 75% done with Christmas shopping.  We just need to wait for it to arrive, wrap it, and ship part of it back out.  We will host Christmas too so there is quite a bit to be done between now and then but we're definitely not feeling any pressure at the moment!  Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday season.  May all your stitches be happy ones!

25 comments:

Liana said...

It's gorgeous!! You did a great job knitting and blocking! Looking forward to seeing your new projects for 2015. Happy Holidays.

ruthsplace said...

Stunning!! Love the colour. I hate blocking too.

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous! Love the lace pattern and the color! I can't imagine blocking lacework. I've never done so, despite having knit a lacework sweater once. lol! I'm bad about blocking!

Ellen said...

Love your newest project!

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving celebration.

Maria said...

So beautiful. Congratulations on another lovely finish.

Blu said...

It's so gorgeous! The colour is simply fantastic.

Giovanna said...

That is so very pretty - great knitting, congrats!

Marie said...

Beautiful Finish, That is the most beautiful color. Wishing you and yours a most wonderful Holiday. Hugs, Marie

Brenda said...

I've seen this knit up many times but this is the first time I've been inspired to cast one on! Your's is so lovely!! I gotta check my stash...

averyclaire.org said...

Love the knitting you do! Beautiful pattern, beautiful fiber!

Vickie said...

So lovely! Good for you.

Karen said...

I love the Ishbel pattern, I have made 2 of the small scarves, but I really like seeing yours in the shawl version. Bravo!

Tammy said...

Wow Jackie, that is just gorgeous and the color is so rich and beautiful. Congrats on being almost done with your shopping. I'm done too, but I don't have many to buy for so that makes it easy. Hugs!!

valerie said...

What a beautiful shawl! I love the color yarn you chose! Hope all goes well with the shopping and holiday hosting.

Andrea said...

A beautiful finish, love the colour.

Carol said...

Oh, is that gorgeous, Jackie--I love everything about it!!

So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving and got so much Christmas shopping out of the way. I have yet to begin :(

Annie said...

What a fabulous piece! The colors, the stitches..so great. You'll be the belle of the ball this holiday season.

Mary said...

Ishbel is just lovely Jackie! Perfect for chilly weather this time of year. What yarn did you choose?

Mylene said...

WOW! That looks gorgeous and i so love the colour!
Great job!!

Annette-California said...

GORGEOUS!!! The delicate looking lace patterned bottom is breathtaking and the yarn coloring is stunning.
You did great Jackie. When I was reading about you using a sticky note for your marker - I think you need some of those marker pins or clips (if that's what you were talking about).
I don't knit or crochet.
love Annette

Sheryl S. said...

This is really lovely, what a beautiful colour.

Melanie said...

Oooooo, it's so pretty! So vibrant and airy looking. A good blocking makes things really professional looking. So worth it.

Sally said...

Oooh O love this Jackie. The colour is stunning.

Sheryl S. said...

The Aneela Hooey journal which I was lucky enough to win in your giveaway has just arrived. It is really lovely and is going to be so useful to save patterns, doodles and designs etc. Thank you so much for having offered such a generous giveaway.

Karoline said...

Your Ishbel is gorgeous, congratulations.