Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's Done!

My hopes for a lovely, spring-like May that were so quick to bubble up last Sunday with its sunshine have been dashed.  Rain and more rain.

The library has benefitted.  I spent extra time working on my clean up project for three hours yesterday. I'll put in another afternoon on Friday.  Areas of floor are visible now, and by the end of the time yesterday I was starting to think there may be an end in sight--at least for round one.

Ar home, I took out a large load of blankets and sheet sets that we no longer use but I had stored for "just in case we need them."  I looked for a an organization that was collecting bedding and blankets to send to Alabama tornado victims, but ended up taking the whole pile to the Salvation Army.  There are people being displaced right here in Vermont because of flooding as I was informed when I called the SA to inquire.  So they happily took what I had.

Finally, the wet and chilly weather has given me plenty of time to knit and I have finally finished my lace shawl.  I'll actuall get to use it with this dreary cold snap.

The funny thing about it is that I used a pattern from the book, One Skein Wonders.  This shawl took every single bit of two skeins of yarn--2000 meters instead of the 1000 specified--and--I knitted only 105 of the 162 rows called for.  Obviously, I did something wrong, but I have no idea what.  My finished dimensions were right and my gauge was not too off.  Oh, well, it fits me and I am happy with it.  I am mighty sick of knitting lace, though.

10 comments:

  1. that lace shawl is absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. The directions must have contemplated a larger skein....no?
    It's lovely! What a color!

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  3. Well - you did some lovely things and helpful things on those rainy days, Olga! That shawl is just beautiful. I love the color. Happy Mothers Day to you!

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  4. I totally agree with marciamyo. What a lovely shawl and a beautiful color. You certainly did not do anything wrong.

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  5. The lace shawl is beautiful and you are one busy lady! ;-)

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  6. I'm coming to your house so you can teach me to do that! :)

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  7. The shawl is beautiful! Congrats on finishing it.

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  8. If you did something wrong with the shawl,it sure isn't obvious. Beautiful color and should be worn with pride.
    Good idea about the Salvation Army. My heart aches for Alabama but Arkansas needs my help also. SA will see that it goes where needed.

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  9. What a beautiful shawl! I'm so glad you posted it for us to see. It's inspired me to get back to a project I've been working on (and neglecting) forever.

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  10. I love everything about the shawl. The color is just beautiful. I would love to see it on you. I am impressed by your skill.

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