Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gratitude

Some people show their love, care or gratitude with food.
I show my love, care or gratitude with yarn.

I just finished up a shawl to show my gratitude to a very special young woman.
She's a friend of my daughter.  She reached out and was there for my daughter in a very big way.
What she did means a lot and I hope this helps to express our appreciation.


 She likes red.  I hope she likes this.  The variations of red in this yarn are gorgeous.
In person, the reds are much richer and prettier.  But, for some reason, I always have trouble getting reds to photograph correctly.  I took photos of it in different parts of the house and different lighting and these three came out the best.  I tried to tweak them a little with editing to get them a little closer.


 I crocheted it with about one and a half skeins of Serendipity Garden Yarn and a size "H" hook.
The pattern is the "Country Cotton Shawl".  I've made it before with the same yarn
but in a different colorway.  It's fun, easy and fairly quick to make.
I just had to count often to make sure I didn't do any mindless mistakes to throw it off. 


I added a shell edge along all three sides.  The shells were made with three double crochet stitches, a treble in the middle, and three more doubles.  I did a slip stitch in between the shells...a stitch that's very short to help set off the height of the shells and create better scallops.  The shell on the bottom point was slightly different.  It was made with three doubles, 2 trebles, and three doubles. 

19 comments:

Cindie Kitchin said...

Oh the shawl is lovely - I might have to add that to my to-do list.

kathyinozarks said...

your piece is gorgeous-I am sure she will love it-

thewovenspoke said...

It is very lovely. Try photographing red items with something yellow to contrast. It seems to work.

Art and Sand said...

love your shawI... love red...is this a pattern you could share?

KarenB said...

She'll love it! What a nice gift.

Sarah Jane said...

This is gorgeous! What a lovely gift! Xx

Sandra said...

It's not you - red is notoriously hard to capture. THis is beautiful, and you show gratitude the same way I do - someting from my hands and heart.

Magdalena said...

I'm sure she will love you for it.This is a very special gift.
Magdalena

Elisabet said...

The shawl is beautiful and red is one of my favorite colors! :D I'm sure your daughter's friend will love it! In fact I love it so much I just went over to Ravelry (thanks for the link) for the pattern and I'm going to make one. The original yarn called for has been discontinued so I'm thinking perhaps a kid mohair and silk blend although cotton is one of my favorite yarns to work with... so many choices! LOL!
Thanks for sharing this beauty!
Hugs,
Beth P

sandy said...

oh that is sooooo pretty and outstanding work! who wouldn't love the red?

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blessings
sandy @ french laundry 132

Quinn said...

What a lovely gift! I always think giving someone a shawl or sweater is like giving them a hug every time they put it on.

Roxie said...

Bravo! I'm like you. If a friend has a crisis, I want to knit them something. Unless it's a big crisis. Then they need a comforter. That's a gorgeous shawl! You're a good mom!

girlunwinding said...

I think that is a wonderful way to show your appreciation to someone. The pattern is lovely and I think that red is perfect!
~Dawn

Benita said...

What a special way to say thank you. That young lady is going to be stunned and happy at the same time. You are a good mom!

Patty said...

what a gorgeous shawl. She will be so happy with it!

lifeinredshoes said...

What a sweet thing for you to do! When someone does something nice for me it's wonderful, but when they do it for one of my girls it takes it to a new level :)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Gosh this piece is gorgeous!!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

This is gorgeous! I recently completed a shawl with Serenity Garden yarn in blues, purples and greens. Yours is just fabulous. I bet she loves it!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

This is gorgeous! I recently completed a shawl with Serenity Garden yarn in blues, purples and greens. Yours is just fabulous. I bet she loves it!