Thursday, October 11, 2007

Repair job

Last October I bought some lovely wool-mohair blend boucle in gorgeous autumn colors. I decided to knit a wrap-around shawl out of it to remind me of the fall foliage Penny, Meg, and I enjoyed as we traveled to and from the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New York.

Because I was lazy I ended up with a mess. When Penny came to visit me last spring, she helped me figure out how to rescue this shawl. I cut it in half, sewed the two long sides together with my sewing machine, then sewed a line at each end as a precautionary measure, although by then I knew from bitter experience that a wool/mohair boucle will NOT unravel. Ever.

After Penny left, I stuffed the shawl in a bag, along with some wool that I thought would work as a fringe, and promptly forgot about it. Until last night.
Last night I dragged the shawl and wool out of the closet, got a crochet hook and scissors, and made fringe. Ten minutes later I had a much better knitted garment than I had thought possible.

And Laura wore her shawl happily ever after... .



Blogger Dana said...

Very nice :)

Such perfect colors for the autumn weather than has finally arrived in GA.


1:45 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

This turned out really nicely, after all, Laura! :0)

2:19 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

How clever! It's beautiful!

5:21 PM  
Blogger Donna Boucher said...

Looks great on you!
Love the pin!

6:47 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

Great fix! It looks very pretty on you. Enjoy.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Penny said...

Looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see it in person.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Meg said...


4:14 PM  

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