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April 14, 2011

From Sally — A Finished Object!

Filed under: Asterope — surly @ 12:24 pm

I feel as if I have been doing lots of knitting with little to show for it, so I am very pleased to have finished my Asterope shawl.  I use the word “my” loosely because I knit this for a friend.  Come to think of it, once I give it away I won’t have anything to show for this knitting, either.   Oh, well!  As I said in an earlier post, Asterope was designed by Romi Hill, and is one of the shawls in her 7 Small Shawls to Knit book.  I made mine my friend’s out of Madelinetosh Merino Light (420 yards to 100 grams) in the Tart colorway. It took about one and a half skeins for the larger of the two sizes.

I find it difficult to photograph shawls, and it is especially difficult to capture the rich red/black of this color. But here are a couple of photographs to give you an idea of what it looks like before it is sent on its merry way.

18 Comments »

  1. Very pretty! Love the color and I’m sure your friend will absolutely love it!

    Comment by Rebecca — April 14, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

  2. It’s lovely! What a lucky friend!

    Comment by Joanna Ryan — April 14, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

  3. What a special friend! The shawl is exquisite!

    Comment by Tora — April 14, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

  4. From Susan — I really like this shawl!

    Comment by lv2knit — April 14, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

  5. Gasp! That is stunning. You are a very generous friend. Thanks for the continuing to inspire us with your blog posts.

    Comment by Elizabeth — April 14, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

  6. That’s beautiful.

    Comment by GailR — April 14, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

  7. It looks like a garden bed with blooming flowers. I love it!

    Comment by technikat — April 14, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

  8. Really lovely. And nicely blocked, too – that curve will just hug your friend’s neck.

    Comment by twinsetellen — April 14, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

  9. Oh, WOW! That is beautifully knitted and photographed, if you ask me! I love it, and think your friend is one lucky person!

    Comment by Kathy — April 15, 2011 @ 12:56 am

  10. I´m a knitter from Germany and I lover your Blog and your Projects.

    Comment by Melanie — April 15, 2011 @ 2:13 am

  11. Soooooooo lovely! Well done. :)

    Comment by Romi — April 15, 2011 @ 3:28 am

  12. I completely agree with every other Commenter – it is Stunning! Really, really beautiful!! Your friend is very lucky, and she must be a very special person to receive such a wonderful gift!

    Comment by Barb — April 15, 2011 @ 8:32 am

  13. How beautiful !! This is really a magnificent piece of knitting !! How lucky is your friend !!

    Comment by lo de lille — April 15, 2011 @ 9:02 am

  14. Yum!

    Comment by Suzan — April 15, 2011 @ 9:47 am

  15. As always I love that it is red.

    Comment by chloe — April 15, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

  16. Gorgeous shawl- and I love the color. I have that pattern on my list of shawls to do. Now I’m anxious to get to it.

    Comment by Robin F. — April 15, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

  17. Magnifique !

    Comment by Dorothée — April 16, 2011 @ 6:53 am

  18. Woo, pretty!

    Comment by Lisle — April 19, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

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