Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Friend

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bitterroot

yarn: knit picks shadow in spring green
needles: size 6
pattern: bitterroot from knitty

you may think i am strange but lace is really my favorite thing to knit. i am trying to make at least every other project be a lace one - to make myself happy, of course. but how many shawls does one person need? so i started to knit this one not really knowing who it was going to - i had some left over yarn for a shawl i made my grandmother. as i was knitting, i decided it would go to a really good friend of mine who is also a knitter. i find we don't tend to knit a lot for fellow knitters, after all they could just make it themselves. but my friend wasn't having the easiest weeks and i thought she could use a little pick me up. who doesn't feel better getting a little present? once i decided who the shawl was going to it became an even faster knit. i highly recommend this pattern to anyone wanting to try knitting with beads. since the beads are only at the ends it isn't too much. the only negative is that it is a little smaller than i would like.

oh, i use the oral-b super floss method of placing the beads on.

2 comments:

Melissa said...

your friend was -- and is -- very happy, indeed. what an amazing gift and what an amazing knitter and friend. thank you thank you thank you!
xoxo
m

Acrylic-Girl said...

What a lovely shawl! Very pretty. :)