Monday, August 20, 2007

Purple Diamond Shawl is Finished!

And I am so very happy with it!

The close-up of the edging:

The Specs:
Pattern: Stripes and Torchon Lace from Victorian Lace Today
Needles: Size 7
Yarn: Valley Alpaca Silk from Webs in Amethyst (I LOVE this yarn and have used it for several projects now. I love the colors and I love how it feels, so very soft. And I really love the price, very good. I highly recommend it.)
Comments: The edging was a giant, hairy pain in the butt and took forever, but it really does add a lot to the shawl and I'm glad I went to all the trouble.

I've now started the Cap Shawl in red. I'll have pictures of that later in the week!

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37 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

*sigh* It is SO, SO beautiful.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Absolutely breathtaking - but what else would we expect from you? I'm so anxious to get back to knitting lace, but other things are more pressing right now. And yes, I think the border was worth slogging through.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Jody said...

The blocking makes the suffering of the edge all worth while. It's fabulous.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Margene said...

That is one beautiful shawl!! You deserve to be very pleased.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! :o)

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Jan said...

Beautiful! The edging does add a lot!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

It's gorgeous!

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

Very, very, pretty.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Ooo, it is gorgeous!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Desiknitter said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I really need to get that book...

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

I like it SO much better than the one in the book! Yours is so crisp and clear in comparison... the motifs look nice and sharp.

1:39 PM  
Blogger skhpottery said...

Fantastic!
How about a modeled shot when it's off the blocking board?

2:26 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

You've done a marvelous job! It's absolutely divine.

3:47 PM  
Blogger vtwopoint5 said...

What a great job you did! Excellent color choice as well.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

It's very lovely. So delicate.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

sooo pretty - and that edging was definitely worth it.

8:01 PM  
Blogger StringPlay said...

The entire shawl is beautiful and the edging is divine! Great job!

9:43 PM  
Blogger Jenny Raye said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful!

10:27 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Wow, that really is gorgeous! The edging is really neat - I'm glad you stuck with it because it has some real punch. And seeing your gorgeous shawl all pinned out like that makes me think that I really need to consider getting an actual blocking board...

1:04 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Stunning Alison! The border totally makes it, too! Beautifully knit, as always! :)

Hey, the first 3 letters of the verification code are FKD! :)

1:20 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Your shawl is gorgeous! The color looks so perfect for autumn.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Romi said...

WOW! That is so *gorgeous*! :)

12:59 PM  
Anonymous LisaK said...

Very nice! You did a great job and it is beautiful.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Gorgeous! That is so beautiful! I can't believe you've already started the Cap Shawl. You are a lace knitting demon!

8:26 PM  
Anonymous AlisonH said...

Oh WOW that's gorgeous! Congratulations on a job so very well done!

3:24 AM  
Blogger LUL said...

Oh no, one more on the to-do list. Beautiful!

1:40 PM  
Blogger April said...

Alison, I can't even believe how gorgeous it came out. I've loved popping in here for SOS updates, and seeing the progress. It looks so delicate and lovely. What are the dimensions?

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Well done, you must be so happy with it!

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allison, it's GORGEOUS! I've finally figured out how I can comment on Blogger blogs again. Unfortunately it means I have to be "anonymous" but it's LizzyB here. I've been reading everyday without being able to comment for months. It's been making me crazy! :)

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Beverly said...

Exquisite! Tell us about your blocking board, please!

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Kate said...

It is beautiful, I just love it. And the colour is exactly me.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Octopus Knits said...

Oh, my! That is too lovely for words!

9:57 PM  
Blogger aija said...

Just gorgeous! The border is awesome.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Carin said...

Wow! Beautiful!

5:33 PM  
Blogger vanessa said...

wow, simply gorgeous!!!

7:09 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great choice of color, too!!

11:18 AM  
Blogger kimberly said...

That is gorgeous, I don't know how you do it all. Amazing.

2:46 PM  

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