Tuesday, July 10, 2007

About that shawl...

Okay, I'm bad. Chalk it up to being a newbie that I didn't give any shawl information =) My pattern for the shawl was Moonlight Sonata, and I used Wildfoote sock yarn, 100% wool, fingering weight. I want to try laceweight for my next shawl! (Next shawl, you say? Yes, yes. I got sucked into the Mystery Stole 3, but have no yarn) What I can't get over is how truly light and airy my shawl is. I thought it would feel more substantial once I got it finished. Perhaps blocking would add weight? Heehee. No, it feels like wearing nothing on my shoulders, but it surely is pretty.

I didn't glam up too much, but when LaurieM left that in the comments, I realized I was going to wear it with my shorts and t-shirt, so I waited for church on Sunday. Then it rained! We took the pictures, anyway.

Once in church, my daughter wore it for singing in the choir. See all of the choir? We've gotten very, very small, as we're right in between little kids at church, and kids having grown too old for the youth choir. Now, the two girls in this picture that are not mine are moving away, so the choir will be closed awhile, until more children grow. Sorry about the picture. I got one chance, since I was running the music, and it didn't come out so great.

18 comments:

LaurieM said...

Aww... you both look beautiful and so does the shawl. I particularly like the contrast of it with your daughter's pink dress.

Carrie K said...

Aw, how cute! My shawls all feel so light on but they can be really, really warm! I was shocked actually.

Moonlight Sonata, eh? Good name for a shawl that had its first outing in a choir.

AR said...

Aww! They're all so cute!

Your shawl looks spectacular and so do you. Bring it to knitting tomorrow ~ or else! LOL

Julie said...

Beautiful shawl!

trek said...

Nice - how much sock yarn did you need? What size needles?

trek said...

Oh, yes, and how long is the neckline edge?

www.knittingnutter.com said...

It's perfection Carrie! Now I really have to catch up.

Cabled Sheep said...

The shawl is gorgeous!

Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said...

Hoe pretty that shawl is - and I hear rain water is good for lace blocking ;)

Helen said...

Thank you thank you,
I've got that shawl in my "queue"... and was thinking of knitting it for friend who needs one with round shapes in it (don't ask).
I love the way yours turned out, and am tipping ever further into casting on.

Liz said...

The shawl looks awesome!

zippiknits said...

What a beautiful shawl. The kids are so cute in their show us piccie, too. I hope that your DD keeps singing even though the choir is closing, Bless her heart.

I would like to join the Shawl A long. If I may. I'm struggling along trying to keep my mind on a pattern called Gretchen. Beautiful but a bit much for my old brain.

Brigitte said...

Oh, the shawl is perfect! And it goes beautifully with the dress you're wearing. Lucky daughter, able to wear it in front of everyone at church!

So, what's next?!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous shawl! I bet your daughter loved wearing it.

del said...

It looks gorgeous on! I hope you & the girls don't end up fighting over it, LOL.

Jen said...

It is beautiful. That was on my short list of shawls to do. But it sort of scared me. LOL! I just might give it a shot now though.

Romi said...

Carrie, it looks absolutely gorgeous on you! And on your daughter. Your kids are adorable. :)

Nora said...

How wonderful that you can share it with your daughter. You both look beautiful.