Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Because It's So Hot...

I'm sharing shawls!

My mother and her two sisters were all knitters. I think my mother was the most dedicated and prolific of the three. I did not get the knitting gene but fortunately my sister did. Many years ago she made this shawl for me:


She was a little shocked at how worn it was looking the last time she visited. Since then she has been on a mission to make The Perfect Shawl for me. :- ) Happily she hasn't hit upon it yet! (That means I get several shawls before she's done.)

That first effort has been wonderful but sometimes is too big and gets in the way. The next one was made of a wool and alpaca blend:


I think the pink and aqua yarn is a hand dye. I've had this one for a couple of years now and don't remember the details anymore. I especially like the lacy edging she created.


The most recent addition to my collection just arrived the other day:


This one is made from a variegated sock yarn in a color called bittersweet. The colors range from orange through red to purple. Just yummy. And look at the gorgeous knitting!


It's too bad my birthday is in the summer, otherwise I would be using this beauty daily!

3 comments:

Barbara C said...

Aren't sisters great? Thanks for the shawl show, each one is even more beautiful than the previous one. I especially love the color of the red one.

Carol said...

Love it! The red one is beautiful!

Maria said...

Gorgeous shawls :-)