Saturday, February 4, 2012

Leaves of hope

While I was up at Mom's today dying more yarn - I took advantage of the opportunity to get some shots of my latest frozen leaves shawlAs mentioned - this was knit for a colleague who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for bone cancer. I knit it in Dale of Noway Svale - a dk weight cotton/viscose/silk blend. The dk made it knit up very fast and I like the nice large leaves.
It was a true stash-buster, using all six skeins I had. I'm glad to have it gone - while the drape and weight is ideal for a shawl, it's terribly splitty. I still have 9 balls of red still in the stash - and it's hard to say what I'm going to do with them.
This is the fourth frozen leaves I've done - and each one has been a little different. This is probably the closest to the original pattern, though I added a centre stitch and modified the edging a bit. Finished size is about 68 inches wide and 34 inches long - a nice big shawl to wrap up in.

15 comments:

Frieda said...

It's so beautiful , I just love the colour ! Knitting this ia a very thoughtful and kind gesture , I'm sure the shawl will be appreciated...

Abby said...

Beautiful! And I love the drape.

Rachelle said...

That is beautiful! I've not done that pattern, I do have a shawl on the needles, but it's only about 3 rows in (done from the outside edge). I need more knitting time.

Monika said...

It's beautiful. What are those white things in the ground in your photos?

Typstatting said...

That is a gorgeous shawl love the colour! roxi

Suzanne Warren said...

It is beautiful. What a pretty color too. I hope it gives some warm hugs to your friend undergoing her treatment and wish her all the best in her fight!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

It has turned out so beautifully! It's sure to give some much needed comfort!

Delusional Knitter said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

pendie said...

Wow, I can't imagine doing a lace shawl that quickly, even in DK. I still have not conquered charts yet and in fact am signed up for a one on one lesson today to try to figure them out. We will see who is smarter, the chart or me!

LeslieA said...

That is really lovely and the colour is so pretty.I am sure that your kind and thoughtful gift will be much appreciated by your friend as she undergoes treatment.

TheBlackSheep said...

Gorgeous! What a fabulous piece.

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Stunning! Love, love, love!!

gayle said...

So beautiful! What a wonderful gift for your friend.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

This is truly gorgeous

amy braica said...

How do I get a copy of this pattern? It is gorgeous.