Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Saroyan shawl

I finished this a few days ago now but it's been too hot to bother with blogging! This is a birthday present for my mum. The pattern is called Saroyan and it's a free download on Ravelry. I made it a little wider and shorter than the pattern as my mum will probably wear it with the wide bit at the back and fastened at the front with a pin.


I love the leaf edging...


Next up is a scarf in the same wool (Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend) for my mother-in-law.

It really is hot and dry here. All three of my water butts are empty. We've just had hot day after hot day. No rain (apart from a slight sprinkle yesterday morning) for 10 days now, not much really for weeks, and no rain in sight either. Not good for the garden and too hot for the cats....

11 comments:

  1. The leaf edging is really effective.
    I feel really sorry for my cat, who's pregnant. Got another two weeks to go

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! I sooo want to stitch this myself....

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  3. I love your shawl - leaf ornament is wonderful!!
    And we had such a hot weather some days ago and my poor cat couldn't find any comfort place at home...

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  4. Gorgeous shawl! I love the color. It has been hot hot hot here too...I'm always so thankful for the rain.

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  5. I really like that scarf. I'm going to have to look for the pattern on Ravelry. I think that everyone is getting higher than expected temperatures. We have here in Michigan, although it cooled down for a couple days.

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  6. Its just lovely and I'm sure your Mum will be thrilled with it.

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  7. That is a beautiful shawl, especially the leaf edging!

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  8. What a beautiful shawl Nicki - you are so talented with your needles and you knit so fast! Great thing you picked up knitting again :) (((hugs))) and hope the heat abates soon for you and the kitties.

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  9. What a beautiful scarf!

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  10. This is a beautiful scarf, and I'm sure Mum will love it! I found your blog searching for Blackbird Designs "Secret Garden". Do you still have it? Would you be willing to part with it - for sale or perhaps trade?

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  11. Your shawl is beautiful!
    It's in my dreamlist!

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