Saturday, January 24, 2009

Shawl Spread out looking like wings


When you take a trip, you try and plan the right clothes! you get mixed up with what you want to leave behind or take to make sure you have enough...
There is a nice story behind this shawl...It was my first Lace one ....and when I made it I really didn't know what I was doing :o)..I had excellent help from a shop keeper in NJ....she guided me all the way...It was a very small shop (knit knot, if I remember correctly)...but she listened to what I wanted and surprising later years when I finally knew what I had done and what I had , I was elated and I bless her soul every time I wear it...it's made of wool and I believe nylon (in those days nylon was big, guess bamboo takes the place now).
I have thrown it in the washing machine and dried it in the machine (now slap me)!
You know it was good fabric to have been mistreated so .. I decided to stretch her out on my board so all the points would show up as they should...it has to be done in stages it's so beautifully large :o)

6 comments:

Deborah said...

I love your shawl! I love seeing all your projects. Have a great trip!

Melodye said...

It's gorgeous!

The Gingerbread House said...

(Bowing slightly not to fall over)...thank ya! I took it off the board and the peaks are pointed out like they should be....I'm very happy with it.....Ginny

ladydi said...

Oh, Ginny! It is glorious! I kept looking at it and sometimes I thought it looked like knitting, and sometimes crocheting. I'll guess crocheting. When did you make it, and how long did it take? I'm so impressed!

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, it is knitting and I made it about 25-30 years ago, it took me the whole winter, and into the summer if I remember correctly..I seem to lose track of time...but even with the careless washing, it gets loads of stares and compliments when I wear it...it is truly an elegant lace weight shawl...Ginny

Daisy said...

Ginny that is a beautiful shawl, and you are going to look pretty as a picture gussied up in that. Hope you have a lovely time at the wedding. :D