Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Feather and Fan Stole

I finished the feather and fan stole, knit from Euroflax Linen on a pair of Granny's old aluminum pair of needles. What a slippery combination! Since the shawl will be a gift for my mother, I wanted to use them just to connect the generations.

Although I love the way the linen feels, it is hard on the hands since it is not a forgiving fiber as is wool. I knit a few rows, worked on other projects, knit a few more, put it away for a little while, thought about making it much shorter.... Finally I decided to go the distance and just keep knitting until I finished. Yippee!











15 comments:

K said...

Beautiful work! Love the pic of the child wrapped in the shawl. Talk about connecting the generations!!

Sheepish Annie said...

Gorgeous!!! I've got a bunch of linen coming my way and am currently interested in how others find working with it. (of course I have to spin the stuff first so it will be a while before I have anything to show for it. ;) Really nice photos, btw!

FemiKnitMafia said...

Wow! It's amazing. I love the length, and want to snuggle right into it. I'm hitting the highway now, so I'll be at your house in ... um ... 12 hours to snuggle. k?

Knittinreed said...

Lovely knitting!!

Kate A. said...

It's gorgeous!

Liz K. said...

Your model looks especially fetching!

How many skeins of the linen did you use?

Specs said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who uses needles with sentimental value when others would be more practical! I knit al my socks on dpns I swiped from my mom's supply before I moved out.

firstknit said...

Beautiful!

Minnesota Mazzio's said...

Hi there love it. I did the same one in black. It is a little rough but have you washed it yet? If not run to the washer and do so... it softens up beautifully.

Casey

Anonymous said...

Congratulations.

Your photos are terrific, especially the rainbows in the final one. Must be a visit from some farie knitters.

You're making amazing progress in our August UFO quest.

Elena said...

It's gorgeous! I've been wanting to do a linen shawl for a long time. What patience you have!

Lolly said...

Beautiful! and I love the photographs too ;)

I want to work with linen - it has such a nice texture and drape.

hillary said...

The shawl is beautiful. I love that color. Perhaps it's time for me to return to mu long dormant linen cami.

Kirsten said...

Wow! That's gorgeous! The stitches look perfect, and the color is so sophisticated! I'm sure your mother will love it!

Kathryn said...

Man. You perservered, and look how even and lovely it turned out! Plus, I don't think I've ever seen a child look so cooperative in a photo of lace.

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