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March 30, 2007

From Sally — Lucy!

Filed under: Back Story,Peacock Shawl -- Sally's — surly @ 8:26 pm

My lovely mannequin has arrived and I’ve christened her Lucy, which is a nickname several of my friends have given me. I have NO idea why. Really. I don’t. (I think they might have some ‘splainin’ to do.)

Lucy is a bit bigger and bustier than I am, but I have broader shoulders. So we’ll have to see how she looks in my sweaters. For her unveiling, I decided to put her in a shawl I made last year. It’s the Autumn Lace Shawl, pattern and yarn from Kiparoo Farms. It’s a heavier, less delicate shawl than most of the ones I’ve made. That’s one reason I like it. The yarn is a deep, beautiful red although the strong late afternoon light in these photos washes it out a bit.

Taking pictures with Lucy was great! She didn’t complain that it was windy, she didn’t mind being fussed with, and she even let me stick some pins in her.

Thank you again, Kim!!!

Also in the oversize novelty box were these slippers, knit for me as a surprise by my big sister:

I’m wearing them right now, although I suppose I should decorate them. Thank you, Susan!

As for the Peacock Shawl, I’m almost finished with Chart 7, which is the last chart before the edging. I should finish it this week. I think Lucy will look lovely in it.

PS from Susan — I guess mine will have to be Ethel!!


  1. That Susan is so sneaky! Hey, they match your day bed 😉

    The Autumn lace shawl is gorgeous.

    Comment by Marina — March 31, 2007 @ 6:45 am

  2. Lucy looks so lovely in that beautiful shawl. Don’t ya’ just love a model without an ego!

    Comment by Gale — March 31, 2007 @ 10:53 am

  3. That’s great- Lucy and Ethel. Make sure they don’t get into trouble. Ginger has gotten
    legless again, and is awaiting repair.

    Very nice shawl, marvellous color.

    Comment by Lorraine — March 31, 2007 @ 1:10 pm

  4. From Susan — I really like the shawl, too!! 🙂

    Comment by lv2knit — March 31, 2007 @ 3:19 pm

  5. Lucy! cute name and wonderful otuside pictures with flowers starting to bloom The Fiber Trends Clogsare my current project because I saw your sister’s posted.. Hope mine turn out as nice as yours.I am trying to figure out how to sew up the soles on my first one. I am new to all of this ..

    Comment by katomliz — April 3, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

  6. Hi – Do you know where I can buy the pattern for the autumn lace shawl. Thank-you

    Comment by Sandra — April 10, 2007 @ 2:09 pm

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