Sunday, March 9, 2014

Off the Needles and Back On Again


Well, I bit the bullet and am finished with the Downton Abbey Shawlette. It looks so different from what I imagined and should be very warm as it's quite long. 


This hat is finished, too.  It's going to a friend who's having another chemo treatment tomorrow. I hope it cheers her up!



Some how this project hopped onto my needles. It's another shawlette and has a very interesting construction.  The edging is knitted first and then the rest of the 271 stitches are picked up on the edge.   We'll see how that goes, eh?



Mama Kingfisher is the star of block 7, and you'll be happy to know that block six is all done, too.  If you wish to see what other folks are knitting, tune in at Patchwork Times; you won't be sorry!  I'm off to fold laundry.

19 comments:

Dee said...

Pretty shawl!

It will be interesting to see the progression of the new shawl.

Chris said...

Wow, that shawlette is something and I love the hat! Looking forward to seeing how the new shawlette turns out--the lace is beautiful.

karen said...

I bet that beautiful shawl is snuggly warm! Love the shape!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

The Downton Abbey shawl is truly gorgeous.. Such beautiful knitting indeed. Great job. The hat is pretty neat too.. Hugs Judy

Nancy said...

Excellent projects. The shawlette looks like it would hug the shoulders and stay in place.

Debra Spincic said...

Your Downton Abbey shawlette is really gorgeous; pretty color and such an interesting design. Is it like a large collar that sits on the shoulders? Really nice!

Cranberry Morning said...

That is a gorgeous shawl! Are you going to be wearing it next January for Season Five?

kathy b said...

The shawl color is just beautiful!!! Great job
YOu've been very productive

Wendy said...

Oh my! Your shawl is gorgeous! Every time I see one of your lovely creations I wish I could knit...the blue of the shawl is so pretty...your hat for your friend is lovely as well...

Nancy Kay said...

What beautiful projects, Judy!!

The Downtown Abby Shawl has a rather unusual shape,not one I've seen before. The stitch pattern is very interesting, too. Nicely done!!

Love the hat; the lacy leaf pattern is one of the prettiest I've seen. What a great gift to your friend!

The beginning of your lacy scarf has a beautiful edge. Reminds of the Orenburg lace scarf patterns I love so much. It will be a treasure.

Happy stitching!!

Janet said...

The Downton Abbey Shawl is just gorgeous! I love the lace in the new shawl and look forward to seeing your progress.

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh wow Judy! I just love your Downton shawlette!!! That color is so rich and gorgeous, and the pattern of the stitches does it justice :) I'm sure the cap will be very much appreciated and bring a smile to your friend.

Mereknits said...

Beautiful projects to show us today, I think the shawl that you knit the edging for first is really interesting.
Good luck,
Meredith

Becca said...

Hi Judy! Everything you're working on looks lovely! I have several crochet projects going on too! I just need to "finish" one. It's join to be a beautiful day today! Tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer, but I will miss it…I have to work all day. :-( Oh well…only the one day this week.

Susan said...

Love the shawl, hate the show. LOL That is such a pretty color and pattern. Please, please, pretty please, find the follow by e-mail widget and put it on your sidebar?

straythreads said...

all your knitting projects are gorgeous!! I've never knitted lace it looks complicated.

Renata's arts and crafts said...

Love your little knitted edge looks very delicate and I do believe you can used in many ways. The shawl look pretty as well.

Rian said...

I know the cap will cheer up your friend, it's so lovely. The shawl is really beautiful--I've never seen anything like it, I would like to see what it looks like "on."

Charlene ♥ SC said...

That's a great hat and she will be thrilled! Your shawlette is a lovely color, too! Bet the delicate one will be beautiful.