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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Star of Evening...

Another busy day of organizing, moving things from one room to the next...hoping to be able to mark one plan off my list right off - the switch to the upstairs knitting room/office! I bought another 6 foot bookcase for the sewing room which freed up a shorter one to bring upstairs...I put that bookcase together and put it up against the wall by myself. But now I've got to find shims...they're around here somewhere!

Things also started moving in the office, too, so hopefully in a couple of days I can show that off a bit more...

But today the biggest thing was to try to get Star of Evening blocked:
And I finally did. After soaking in Eucalan Lavender for over an hour, I squeezed out the water and combined my cutting board with the cardboard box from the shelf unit I bought...to have enough length to stretch this lace...

By the time it dried, I had a helper...
Isn't it great the way the yarn is so beautifully dyed to match her fur and eyes?

I brought Star in for her glamour shot on the velvet French chair, and the Meezer even had to muscle in on the shot!
What could be more lovely than me, Mommie?

Well she's right of course...
But this surely does come close!

Specs:
Pattern: Star of Evening by Anne Hanson
Yarn: 100% merino fingering weight custom dyed by Roxanne of Zen Yarn Garden.
Needles: Addi Lace size 3
Time to knit: began May 17, 2008 and completed Dec. 31, 2008.

A truly lovely pattern, I can't think of a thing I'd change, but I did add two repeats to the shawl. I had 1760 yards of yarn in two sks, and barely cracked the second one. (Yes, I plan a pair of socks...or maybe mitts?

10 Comments:

Blogger Sue said...

The shawl is truly beautiful! I am in awe of your lace knitting.

7:46 AM  
Blogger Margene said...

Very, very pretty! Love the colors of the shawl. They make a pretty cat, too. ;-)

8:18 AM  
OpenID meezermeowmy said...

Fabulous knitting, a beaut of a shawl.

We both know it is a requirement that a Meezer supervise all shawl photos, eh?

Hugs to you and the Meezer.

9:59 AM  
Blogger RoxanneZYG said...

Sallee! You finished it...it's so pretty! I love how Meezer had to "check it out" for you!! She's such a darling :)

12:15 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Meezer is so helpful...the shawl is divine! :)

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

The shawl is really gorgeous and it looks fabulous on Meezer. That chair is pretty hunky too.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

It's gorgeous!! And the co-shots are perfect. Maybe a pair of spiraluscious mitts? ;)

3:58 PM  
OpenID knitmebaby said...

Sallee...beautiful shawl! I am happy to be back blogging again. :)

Rebecca
shewhoknits.wordpress.com

8:08 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

The shawl is lovely Sallee...almost as lovely as the Meezer...almost :)

8:48 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

what a lovely shawl. of course the meezer had to get in the action. she's the true star of the show. ;-)

12:35 PM  

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