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the prayer shawl is DONE! September 30, 2008

Filed under: knitting — Ren @ 10:03 am

last week, i was freaking out about whether or not i would be able to complete a prayer shawl for my grandma in time to take down to her house for my great-aunt’s funeral. the answer is YES. apparently, i can knit much more than i thought. when you throw schoolwork to the wind, anything is possible! ^^

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did i mention that grandma loved it? ^^ i added the heart to a basic prayer shawl (my rav page) and i do think it really adds something. if i do it again, i will probably position the heart a bit lower, because the heart didn’t like to stretch out very well. on the way down to grandma’s, we stopped at a LYS and found the gorgeous shawl pin (and some yarny goodness, of course!). there was this one part where i dropped a stitch and, in my hurry, didn’t notice until fifteen inches later, but, with the help of lovely ravelers, i was able to fix it without a major problem. overall, the whole thing turned out well; i was very pleased, grandma was pleased, and mom has requested one for Christmas. i will be sure to start on hers earlier, though! ^^

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p.s. the heart is definitely centered on the shawl even if it doesn’t appear to be. it has a larger wingspan than i do, so it was harder to center for the pictures. ^^

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7 Responses to “the prayer shawl is DONE!”

  1. Vicki Says:

    You rock! It is lovely and I’m sure will provide lots of warmth and warm thoughts for your grandma.

  2. Missy Says:

    OMG that is beautiful. I love it. I must make one too! LOL Another project to add to the list! I am so glad that your grandma loved it. That is a really thoughtful gift. Have fun knitting your Momma one.

  3. Jeanne Says:

    Gorgeous – love the color!

  4. BitterSweet Says:

    Wow, what a beautiful project! It should be wonderful to have on hand as the days get colder, too.

  5. hakucho Says:

    Your grandma’s shawl is awesome…see I knew you could do it :)

    LOVE the heart…it is truly a special shawl and I bet it brought her great comfort!

    Check out my blog…you just won an award :)

  6. Missy Says:

    You just won an award on my blog too =)

  7. rhoda Says:

    ren, it’s absolutely gorgeous. the heart is a nice touch and she will always know that the shawl was made with love. :) lol..you won an award on my blog too. you’re so popular!!


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