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Friday, November 12, 2010

Herb Garden Shawl is DONE!

I finished the Herb Garden shawl yesterday. It was snowy off and on all day yesterday so I didn't get good photos taken until this morning. The photos still aren't that great but they'll work. It was windy out this morning so I took the photos on the back deck where it is a little better protected from the wind. I didn't want those lovely locks getting blown around! I'm so happy with how this shawl turned out.

While waiting for the tailspun yarns to arrive, I found a batt in my stash that I thought would coordinate perfectly with the Herb Garden tailspun yarn so I started spinning it. I ended up with enough yardage to make the shawl, with some left over. I hand knitted the shawl using a pattern from Namaste Farms on yarnmarket.com. I had envisioned a triangle shawl/scarf to use as a "canvas" to showcase the tailspun yarns and was so thrilled when Natalie posted the pattern on Yarnmarket. I then crocheted the tailspun yarn along two sides of the shawl and along the back of the shawl, just below the neckline. I had just enough yarn left over to do a small tassel in the center back of the shawl.

This shawl is now available for sale in my ArtFire store! I will also take payments or do a layaway plan if you want the scarf but don't have the funds right now.
I need to get some nice shawl pins or picks. The bamboo chopstick doesn't quite cut it!

10 comments:

Lin said...

Oh my! That is just so darn lovely!! I really like the colors and the textures. I thought it was me with the chopstick--I wondered if I would get stabbed through the neck! ;)

Beautiful!

BeadedTail said...

That is so pretty! Love the colors!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous colors and love the design.

Ann said...

very pretty, I just love the colors. I'll have to agree about the chopstick though...lol

Split Rock Ranch said...

Lin: I was in a hurry and trying to be innovative - I fell woefully short of the "high fashion" mark with the chopstick! Thanks for the compliments on it!
BT: Thank you! I love these colors, too. So Earthy
Theresa: Thank you!
Ann: Thank you - yeah that chopstick is sooo NOT haute couture!

Shinade said...

Wow...that is just gorgeous!
Happy weekend,
Jackie

Michelle said...

Every time I stop by I'm jut stunned by your beautiful creations!

storybeader said...

that is SOOO beautiful!! congrats!

Nancy said...

Such a lovely color palate!

Michelle said...

Thanks so much Brenda. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!!