Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bora Bora

Hip Hip Hooray!  This shawl is finally done!
I started it last spring and I should have finished it long ago.
All of the other South Bay Shawlettes I've made have crocheted up very quickly.
But, not this one!  The fine, single ply lace Malabrigo yarn was a bit slippery
and I didn't enjoy crocheting this project with it.  I took a lot of breaks from it.  
But, I sure do love the colors and how it looks!

I crocheted it with a size "G" hook.

It's delicate and oh so soft.

The finished size is 66" across and about 36 inches long from the center top to the bottom point.
It's big enough to wrap around arms and shoulders or drapey enough to wrap loosely at the neck.
It's light enough to wear in warmer months on a slightly cool day or evening.
The beautiful colors, pattern and texture will be such a wonderful addition to an outfit.
It's like soft jewelry.  And, I noticed that it goes with a lot of things.

It will soon be on it's way to a very special person...Patti.
She's my cousin's wife and she's one of the sweetest people you could ever meet.
She loves the beach and vibrant colors.  I thought she'd love the colors in this yarn.
The blues and greens look like the gorgeous colors you see in photos of tropical islands like Bora Bora
...the lush green landscape and incredible blues in the water.  So pretty!

I hope she likes it!

I made it with two skeins of Malabrigo Lace.  
There was a total of 940 yards but I have a bit left over.
This was my first experience with Malabrigo and it definitely won't be my last.
Malabrigo comes in such gorgeous colors and it's SO soft.


lynn cockrell said...

Your shawl is lovely. I really like the colors.

Sarah Jane said...

This shawl is beautiful! Definitely worth the time it took :D

Sarah xx

Cindie Kitchin said...

It's stunning!

September Violets said...

Anyone would be thrilled to have such a beautiful shawl! Gorgeous colours, and I love the flowery lace pattern. Wendy

Deborah said...

What a beauty this is!!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous and that yarn is Yum!! she will love wearing it for sure.

Sandra said...

looks pretty similar to my favourite colourway that I'm knitting with right now...

Susan said...

Oh my goodness! That is so amazing! It's so delicate - and the colors are just beautiful. What a lovely shawl. Your cousin's wife will LOVE it!

Cheryl said...

That shawl is stunning! Very professional looking :-)

judith said...

That is gorgeous! I love the colorway.

ladyoftheloom said...

What a gorgeous shawl! definitely worth the effort.

kathyinozarks said...

very beautiful, I love the pattern-like little stars

Connie said...

It may have took a long time to make and the yarn may have been hard to work with, but WOW!!! you have such an elegant and lovely shawl.
It is perfection :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

kareninkenai said...

Wow - this is just amazing. Such a vibrant colorway. You did a fabulous finish! congratulations. Karen

Patty said...

Oh my goodness, your work is just gorgeous. What a lucky gal Patti is - are you sure it isn't Patty? - LOL

Miss LindaLee said...

Where can I find the pattern for this shawl? I love, love, love it, and what a beautiful job you did.

LindaLee from
CrossN' My Stitches

Benita said...

Oh my goodness! The way the colors are worked over that pattern are stunning! I think that is the prettiest shawl I have seen in a long while, and it is really the yarn that makes it so. Lucky Patti!

thewovenspoke said...

That is a beautiful shaw! :ove the pattern and colors!

Pamela said...

This shawl is simply beautiful! Love the pattern and such special yarn. I've been wanting to make a couple friendship shawls and this may be the pattern I use. Thanks for posting the finished project.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Oh my goodness, that is gorgeous! Love the lacy look. Patti is one lucky lady!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous yarn and I love the way it turned out! I like your analogy, "soft jewelry" - perfect! I might need to look further into this pattern, lol!
Beth P

Roxie said...

That shawl is a knock-out! But lace weight? No wonder it took forever! Good for you!