Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Our Oddball Shawls in Progress

Here are the Oddball Shawls we are still making! : )

Misty Blues Shawl
Misty Blues Shawl After Shandeh
RiverDaughter used a nice handspun yarn (dark and light blue merino wool and silk blend)GennyLynn1962 used Patons Lacette in a light blue shade
kellycarr05 used Wool-Ease Heather Blush
losnana used an appropriately colored "misty" blue yarn! :D
Shandeh used several different yarns for her section. Read about it here.

The "Barbie" Shawl
Barbie after Shandeh
knitknut asked if we could start another shawl, using pink as the main color, so we all agreed. It makes PERFECT sense to start a pink shawl now, because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! :)
knitknut just finished knitting the beginning of the shawl, and mailed it to Nadja la Claire
(Nadja was the recipient of our "Pretty Purples" shawl, and wanted to return the favor! :)
Nadja la Claire just completed her part on the shawl, and we now have a good beginning!
stagebear added her knitting, using a light pink yarn.
Threesmom used a rich maroon-washed yarn.
Shandeh is using two pink fingering-weight yarns by Plassard ("Tendresse" and "Laser"), held together.

The "Candy Shop" Shawl
Candy Shop Shawl after Genny
PaperGirl used Lion Brand Microspun in chocolate
Mintdee used Knit Picks Shine Sport, Apricot (looks like butterscotch to me!)
PixieKnits used Lion Brand Microspun in Turquoise, to represent blueberry.
Shandeh used SWTC Bamboo in black to represent licorice, and added "Bella DK" by Universal Yarn and Moda Dea "Dream" in white, to represent cream filling!
Snowbear added her part in a "peppermint" theme, and
Lynn (Snowbear's caretaker) knitted some also.
jhelanee completed her knitting
threesmom used pink yarn for her section
GennyLynn1962 used Lion Brand "Imagine" in Raspberry
mintdee is adding more Knit Picks "Shine Sport" in Apricot
PaperGirl will be our last knitter on the "Candy Shop" Shawl!

The "Sunshine" Shawl
Sunshine with Shandeh
kellycarr05 used DK weight Plymouth Encore
losnana used sport weight Utopia
ElenTikvah used 100% merino wool
Shandeh used Debbie Bliss Pure Silk in a pretty coral shade
rennfamily used a lovely variegated yarn
losnana added more knitting
MaryB used a colorful yarn for her section
GennyLynn1962 used a cheery yellow Microspun yarn.
Shandeh added more Debbie Bliss Pure Silk, then some "Giggles Ombre" Baby Bee Sweet Delight, then finally some coral Lion Brand Microspun.
Sunshine Shawl After Shandeh - Close-Up

The "Magic" Shawl
Magic Shawl Update
Shandeh used Lion Brand Moonlight Mohair in the color "Northern Lights".
jjminarcik completed her part with a lovely yarn from her stash
losnana finished her part, using a pretty white yarn
rennfamily was happy to add her knitting
Shandeh used Gerifil Tribande for her section.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Nadja la Claire LOVES her shawl!

Our "Pretty Purples" shawl was lovingly handknit by several members of the forum. We decided to give it to Nadja la Claire, to show our love and concern for her. She loves it!
(Here's the story of the shawl, as it was being created: http://prettypurples.blogspot.com/)

Two of the forum members met with Claire at a coffeeshop, and surprised her with the shawl. I wish we could have all been there!

Nadja la Claire Shawl

Nadja la Claire wearing her shawl