Sunday, March 02, 2008

Finished Frost Flowers and Leaves!

And here's my finished shawl (the silver thing at the bottom is a 12-inch ruler):

Here's the usual closeup:

The specs:
Pattern: Frost Flowers and Leaves from Gathering of Lace
Needle: Size 6
Yarn: Lane Borgeosesia Baruffa Cashwool; 2 skeins, so under 2920 yards, light blue
Size: about 70 inches by 70 inches (in other words, really, really big!)

I've wanted to do this shawl ever since I got the book Gathering of Lace. So, I've finally finished it. I started it at the end of October and finished yesterday, so it took about 4 months. It was a repetitive knit, but not so much that I could do it completely mindlessly. I did really have to pay attention to where I was. I love it as I usually do. I still need to sew in some ends which I should be able to do tonight at my weekly sit 'n' knit.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just beautiful - congratulations for finishing such a wonderful project!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Edie said...

It's gorgeous! It's a shame to have it on the floor! Get on a fancy dress and wear that thing! ;)

4:53 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Wow. Congrats!!

5:13 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I just love it! I bought GOL to make this shawl too. Some day soon I hope to cast on. You did a fantastic job! :)

6:39 PM  
Blogger Margene said...

Breathtakingly fabulous!!! What an accomplishment.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Octopus Knits said...

It looks fantastic! Great job : )

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

How do you do it? :-) Seriously, you are the Queen of the Gigantic Lace Projects. And you even manage to finish them in a reasonable amount of time!

This one is magnificent. 3000 yards of laceweight... respect is due. ;-)

1:13 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

An outstanding job, as usual! It is so beautiful. How about a modeling shot??

10:51 PM  
Blogger zippiknits said...

Of course it's Gorgeous, you know that. Congratulations on finishing that beautiful shawl.

1:37 AM  
Blogger StringPlay said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely beautiful. I opened up the close-up picture and got a good look at the stitches and pattern up-close. What beautiful work. I know you must love it. Great job! ENJOY! (and what a LOT of laceweight yarn, too.)

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Jan said...


Thanks so much for letting me fondle it last night! It's beautiful! And so soft!


1:10 PM  
Blogger groovy_granola said...

Fabulous work! There is only one word to describe this shawl.. beautiful!

11:53 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Congratulations! It's very beautiful.

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

Absolutely stunning.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous AlisonH said...

Oh, WOW!

8:48 PM  
Blogger tonni said...

Beautimous!! I love this shawl... maybe one of these days i'll finish mine! Congrats!

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Stunning! What an amazing shawl. You've truly created an heirloom.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Wow!! What a beautiful piece! I love it.

10:01 AM  
Blogger kimberly said...

Oh she's gorgeous!!!! Like you, I've been drooling over this pattern since I bought the book too. I love yours in white. Amazing!

4:42 AM  
Blogger yarnmaniac said...

Wow, Ali. I wanna be you.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Hellooooooooooooo? Are you still out there? I hope everything is ok...

8:24 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

It really is beautiful; it looks different than I expected from the picture in the book, so thanks for posting.

Did you double the Baruffa or is it really that thin yarn on 4mm?

Elegant ... congratulations!

11:18 PM  
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