Wednesday, May 16, 2007

In Memorium - Our Lost Shawls :(

In memory of The "Summer Shades" Shawl
Dangles started this shawl for us in Canada, using a sunshine yellow yarn.
MommaG used a colorful DK yarn for her section.
Summer Shades Shawl

In memory of The "Earthtones" Shawl
Earthtones Oddball Shawl Mariblue
Shandeh used Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK in a nice shade of rust
MaryB used Uruguay DK from Queensland Collection (merino wool, alpaca and silk)
beckyrhae used and Alpaca yarn with nice earthy hues of orange, green, pink and blue
snephenie used SWTC Bamboo in the Drake colorway
mariblue used Cascade Key Largo, in a very pretty blue-green color
carmabelle1191 used a heathery blue yarn for her section
mariblue used more of the Cascade Key Largo
snephenie still has the shawl. Are you okay Snephenie? :(

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

More progress on our shawls!

Our shawls are looking more and more like....shawls! (tee-hee!)

Beckyrhae completed her portion of the earthtones shawl, and has mailed it to snephenie.

I really like how the earthtones look together.

And we have another shawl in progress that is looking like a fairyland! Abbily started it with some Paton's Glittalic in light purple, which has a nice airy look.

Then, jeanius80 added some jojoland quartette color 210-504, a fingering weight merino/cashmere blend, double-stranded.

So pretty!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Fall Shawl Update

One of our shawls has been designated as the Earthtones "Fall" Shawl, and has so far been in the hands of 3 knitters.

Shandeh used Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK in a rust shade.
MaryB used Uruguay DK from Queensland Collection in a nice Moss Green.

And now, beckyrhae is using a DK weight alpaca yarn with interesting earthtones.

This is going to be a lovely shawl.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

We have started making 3 Oddball Shawls!

Members of the Knitting Help Forum have been making Oddball Blankets for Charity, and have now decided to make Oddball Shawls to show our love to other members in our forum.

Every day, we share our lives with each other online, discussing our triumphs as well as our disasters. Because of this, we have developed close friendships with other knitters we would never have met otherwise.

Now, we have found a way to surround a hurting member of our forum with a "hug". A beautiful shawl, knit with lovely yarn that will be cherished forever.

To make our shawls, we are using the free online pattern at
It's an easy pattern, which makes a lovely shawl when it is completed.

We are each knitting for 2, 3, or 4 inches, then mailing the shawl to the next person who wants to work on it.

Here is the beginning of the first shawl, started by Shandeh in North Carolina. She used Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK in a nice shade of rust:

This shawl has now been mailed to MaryB in Illinois.

Our second shawl was started by Rennfamily in Maryland, using Encore colorspun in color #7125. She passed the shawl on to Bobi1218 (also in Maryland), who knit her section with Berroco Touche' (50% Cotton, 50% Rayon) in color 7970 Nectar. Very pretty so far!

Both knitters used worsted weight yarn, so I believe this will be our "Worsted Weight Shawl".