Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Now that Mother's Day has come and gone I can finally post another shawl that I made. I've been keeping it under wraps until I gave it to my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. It's another South Bay Shawlette...the eighth one that I've made. Can you tell that I love this pattern?!

I crocheted it with a size "I" hook and used one skein of Knit Picks Stroll Tonal yarn that I bought before Christmas. The colorway is "Blossom". It's perfect for my mother-in-law who loves everything pink. It's even prettier in person.


I like the different shapes that show up in this pattern...depending on whether you focus on the holes and see flowers or the shells and groups of three that look like little huts...


Here it is blocking...


The finished size is 50" wide at the top by 29" long from the center top to the bottom, center point.


I took a risk with this gift. When my mother-in-law knew I was thinking of making these for other family members for Christmas and she asked me not to make one for her. She wasn't accustomed to wearing things like this and wasn't sure how to do so. So, I made her a cowl for Christmas instead. When I gave it to her on Sunday she loved it. She was excited and happy to recieve it and shared with me that when she saw others recieve them at Christmas, she was a little sorry she'd asked me not to make one for her because she thought they were so beautiful. I'm so glad I took the chance and I'm so happy she loves it.

She's going on a Hawaiian cruise next Fall for her 50th wedding anniversary and already has plans to take her new shawl along. I think it would look great over an all white or all black outfit at dinner or anytime. The color and flowery pattern look very tropical too. :-)

5 comments:

KarenB said...

Wow, that is beautiful! I'm so glad she loved it. Wish I could've seen it in person, the variegation looks gorgeous.

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

oh it's lovely....so lovely that I had to go find the pattern and add it to my (very) long to-do list.

Sel and Poivre said...

Those wee little flowers are so sweet and the colour is so lovely too!

It is an interesting process to come to wearing shawls - I undertook the effort to do so a few years ago and I remember it did take me a while so I understand your MIL's hesitation. Nonetheless who could resist that beautiful piece!?

Sandra said...

great job, and terrific that she felt a little sad at Christmas - good onyou for realizing that she really would like it.
My mom loves all things pink as well - I really have to think about making one of these.

Benita said...

I'm glad you disobeyed, too. I think it looke like wee huts.