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Mom's shawl - KnitNZu
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July 2007

Date: 2007-07-16 20:11
Subject: Mom's shawl
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When Mom was here, she saw something on my bureau, and ooh'd and ah'd. Remember she wanted a ribbon sweater? (I just spent 10 minutes looking for that post with the swatch....) Anyhow, she sent some Zen Colors for the Lucy Lu sweater. But when she saw this other thing, she recognized it as the yarn she had wanted to find. It was something I did in Mosaic in the Breakfast at Tiffany's color (but I think of it as the ocean color).

it is a triangular shawl/scarf that I usually wear on my head!

So, I had to go out and get some more to make her a shawl.

I think I used the colors 'Charade', 'Far from Heaven', and 'Funny Face' (I don't have the labels anymore). It's basically like a corner to corner washcloth, start with one stitch, K front/back/front for 3, then for the rest of the rows K1, K front and back, K across. Until you have 104 stitches. I used #15 needles. Since I was mixing up the skeins, I knit across in one color, then slid it all back and knit in the second, then slid it all back and knit in the third. It made little bunchy ripples that I think are rather interesting. I also knit the last 6 rows or so in a coordinating color of Quest. All were on sale (LYS in Hallowell is having sale until end of July!!).

What astounds me is that I sent it (from ME) on Saturday (to FL)! But the package I sent a week ago to PA? Hasn't gotten there yet...

Do you think I have a modeling career in my future??

yabba dabba doo! i am a fashion criminal in this get up!
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User: drmel94
Date: 2007-07-17 03:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Holy shit! How old are those pants? Between those and the sparkle in that yarn, you could probably be an extra in an 80's movie. :-)
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-17 12:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
For the record, you are not the only one who finds mail to PA takes an extraordinarily long time. I've been sending a lot of postcards lately (but with regular stamps) and I'm lucky if they get there in a week. One never made it at all!!
I love the shawl, btw - I like your knit one color then the other color system
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-17 14:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's quite a statement!

I wonder if I reload you into bloglines....stupid thing! I never know when you post!

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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-17 18:18 (UTC)
Subject: hello
What a great little shawl! I'm going to have to make one like that for my mom. I made her one in the requested black, now I think the girl needs some color!

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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-19 03:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have to agree with the first commenter, Holy Shit!! My eyes bugged out! The knitwear is fabulous, but together with those pants....no, no, no! Lisa, you crack me up!

I'm sure your mother will adore that shawl.

Jennifer/Loopy Knitter
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User: fuchsialucia
Date: 2007-07-19 21:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I love those colors in your mom's shawl -- like rose petals floating out to sea.
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User: kmkat
Date: 2007-07-19 22:09 (UTC)
Subject: What a fabulous shawl!
Hmmm. Maybe I need one...
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