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My daughter's wedding shawl
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Feb 16, 2017 23:13:36   #
Hilary4 (a regular here)
 
I psyched myself up to do this in amongst other projects, as I have plenty of time (14 months from when I started). But it all went quite swimmingly and took 3 weeks of just pottering with it. It did take 1 and 3/4 hours to do the one row that had 216 beads! But I lived dangerously - no markers and no lifelines ... but no disasters either.

I bought 6 50g balls of Woolly 4ply (fingering) baby merino, and I have 2.75 balls left over. Her colour scheme is dark blue and coral - I couldn't find the right shade of coral anywhere. I imported two lots - one was the perfect colour, but too small to string and the other was too dark. So the beads at the top edge are more apricot than coral - but she is happy. I'm pretty chuffed!

The pattern was really easy to follow and is found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waxwing-shawl

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On the blocking boards - oops - plus toes!
On the blocking boards - oops - plus toes!...
You can nearly see the beading!
You can nearly see the beading!...


 
Feb 16, 2017 23:17:32   #
knittingaway
 
Absolutely gotgeous! How proud your daughter must be!
Feb 16, 2017 23:21:39   #
Bubba24 (a regular here)
 
I'm speechless. This is so beautiful. I love it.
Feb 16, 2017 23:25:18   #
dannyjack (a regular here)
 
Stunning!
Feb 16, 2017 23:26:16   #
mitka
 
Beautiful!
Feb 16, 2017 23:36:18   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
Beautiful work of art
 
Feb 17, 2017 01:00:26   #
bundyanne07 (a regular here)
 
What a lot of love and time went into knitting that. Your daughter will love it.
Feb 17, 2017 01:08:25   #
Xay-Zays.auntie (a regular here)
 
Wow, that's gorgeous!
Feb 17, 2017 01:18:22   #
BobbiD (a regular here)
 
What a treasure!
Feb 17, 2017 02:04:35   #
Orla Porig (a regular here)
 
Wow! Beautiful work.🐱
Feb 17, 2017 03:04:21   #
Bernadette F
 
Just Beautiful.
 
Feb 17, 2017 03:12:58   #
Chrissy (a regular here)
 
Not one for shawls but that one could change my mind, stunning work!
Feb 17, 2017 03:27:30   #
pokieokie (a regular here)
 
Wow! Will you adopt me? lol
Feb 17, 2017 03:28:50   #
somnus
 
Wow fandabbydozy......love it!
Feb 17, 2017 03:46:00   #
Gaildh (a regular here)
 
Gorgeoys!
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