Sunday, May 8, 2011

Estonian Lilac Leaves Shawl Finished!:-)

 Oh la la! I'm so happy with my shawl! It has been a long, learning and emotional process, but it is finished and I am very happy. It is so so soft and light.
 This is me grafting the lace edge on with kitchener stitch. It took me a long time to do this and I was very nervous about it. I didn't want it to look like an obvious join.



 Whilst blocking, I pulled out the nupps a little. I love the lace edging.I was really nervous blocking it, as it stretched so much when wet -I thought it was a disaster at one stage as I couldn't block it properly with pins and ended up just gently "massaging" it into shape and then letting it "relax", where it seemed to shrink back to size. I have certainly learned a lot from this shawl!

It is Mother's Day here in Australia and I have been very spoilt by my teenaged girls! I wish you all a lovely day full of creative inspiration!:-)

9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, it's beautiful! What lovely work.

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  2. you did a great job joining the lace edging on! :)

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  3. It is fantastic, you will love wearing it.
    You are giving me courage, I might try my hand at Estonian lace one of these days.

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  4. What a beautiful beautiful shawl, and just a lovely colour. Well done, it looks great.

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  5. Its absolutely beautiful! Great job! I can only dream of creating something so gorgeous these days, too many distractions around here for me. You should be extremely proud of your efforts, it looks stunning! Big hugs xoxox

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  6. it's fantastic. Isn't it a huge learning experience? For your next straight edged shawl, you might think about getting some blocking wires. I found them invaluable. They help you stretch, and get a straight edge without the use of pins which, unless you want a scalloped edge, don't really work with straight lines at all.

    Beautiful!

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  7. This is beautiful! Thank you for popping over and leaving a comment on my blog, and now that I see the quality of your work, I am utterly flattered. I think I will have to poke around your blog a bit more. xxx

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  8. Your shawl turned out gorgeous!

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  9. Your shawl is divine! Far away is the day when I would even contemplate attempting a project such as this. Beautiful. Absolutely so.

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