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March 19, 2017

From Susan — A Rose by Any Other Name

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 2:04 pm

I just finished a beautiful shawl called Osmanthus that is so delicate and pretty — and the color of rose petals.  Knit in Grinning Gargoyle’s MCS Fingering, color Petals (70% Wool – Merino, 20% Silk, 10% Goat – Cashmere goat), it is very soft and luxurious.  The color is almost solid with a slight peachy cast, and periodic flecks of darker pink.  Grinning Gargoyle brings her stunning yarns to Yarnover every year and we make a DASH for her booth!  The colors are spectacular.  I have used her yarn often in the past.

There are pink seed beads through the lower half or so.  Here it is blocking:

It is really huge, and took about 825 yards!  I hope it’s not too big!! 😉

I think it will be a really nice shawl to wear in the spring and in summer with air conditioning.  It screams summer wedding to be honest!  I will for sure take it with me to Washington, DC when I go in May to visit Surly and attend the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival!!


  1. It looks fabulous!

    Comment by Surly — March 19, 2017 @ 3:06 pm

  2. This is absolutely amazing! I am not sure if I am skilled enough for this, but I love it! And beads too!

    Comment by Lee Cockrum — March 19, 2017 @ 6:08 pm

  3. Oh, this is so very pretty! Why have I always bypassed Grinning Gargoyles booth? That’s a mistake I won’t make this year.

    Comment by Susan — March 19, 2017 @ 6:49 pm

  4. Drop Dead Gorgeous. I cannot wait to see it in person!!

    Comment by Penny — March 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

  5. Exquisite!

    Comment by CreeksideKnitter — March 20, 2017 @ 12:12 am

  6. That is stunning. I could totally see it at a summer wedding; romantic, ethereal, amazing.

    Comment by Melissa aka Witchknit — March 20, 2017 @ 7:00 am

  7. Gorgeous!!!!!!

    Comment by Kathy W. — March 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am

  8. Another stunner! Lovely yarn, lovely color, and of course lovely knitting. Agreed, the perfect wedding shawl (and IMHO there is no such thing as one too big); you will just have to hover menacingly over every nubile (meaning “of a marriageable age”) couple of your acquaintance.

    Comment by Pru — March 20, 2017 @ 11:34 am

  9. It’s just exquisite- the color, the pattern, the beautiful knitting and blocking!

    Comment by technikat — March 20, 2017 @ 8:58 pm

  10. This turned out so lovely. Beautiful work and the color choice is perfect for this pattern!

    Comment by SC — March 21, 2017 @ 6:33 am

  11. Oh, well done! Gorgeous, angelic, the ultimate in PrincessWear. I want it!

    Comment by Emm — March 21, 2017 @ 4:49 pm

  12. Hi Susan Your summer shawl is just beautiful…is this shawl available for rent for a summer wedding? Grandson Dane and his fiancé Dena (Dane spelled another way) are getting married on July 29th at Dena’s parents farm out in Elk River area. At the rate I am knitting these days, there’d be no way I’d get it finished by then. We have worked really hard down here in Rancho Mirage, cleaning out Aunt Patty’s home. And now the death certificates arrived and so we’ve moved into the Trust/Estate portion of our duties. We drop into bed EXHAUSTED every night. In one months time, I’ve only finished one pair of socks. Miss seeing all of you……..and will also miss your class that all of the Thursday knitters are signing up for. Hi to all….have fun.
    See you in May. Cathy

    Comment by Catherine Rootness — March 22, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

  13. Stunning!!

    Comment by Sue — March 25, 2017 @ 9:20 am

  14. So delicate and feminine! Hope you enter it in the State Fair this year! ?

    Comment by Caryl — March 25, 2017 @ 10:20 am

  15. Beautiful – and I love beads. I am putting beads into everything I make at the moment.

    Comment by Mandy Rainey — March 26, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

  16. This is just spectacular!

    I can’t imagine it being too big (I more trouble with too small) but I’ll be curious to see how you like it when you wear it.

    Comment by Mimi — March 26, 2017 @ 5:10 pm

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