Sunday, May 19, 2013

Knitting for others

I have been MIA for awhile now, but I have been busy.... knitting.  

My DSIL invited me to her 50th Birthday week-end and I needed to make the perfect gift for her, so I decided to knit a shawl.  I have honestly spent the last few weeks sitting and knitting after imposing this tight deadline on myself.  It is from a pattern called Painted Fern Shawl and this is the link to my Ravelry page if anyone is interested in finding out more about the pattern.  

However I will still show the finished photos here.  I used a silk / baby alpaca mix and it was lovely to work with.  I chose not to bead the scarf.

SIL told me it was the best made gift she had ever received  so I was very happy that I had made the effort.  I have quite fallen for knitting so blogging may be a bit slower at the moment as it takes a lot longer to knit something than to sew it!  Ciao!