Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mabel Barbara

My husbands grandmother turns 75 next week and i wanted to make her something beautiful and special.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Morag put up some gorgeous deep red sock yarn on her site Vintage Purls the other week and it was a perfect fit for Barbara. I wanted a pattern to could churn out quickly so went with my old faithful Ishbel pattern, this time trying a little different construction.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I used the small stocking stitch section and the large lace pattern, as i had seen other projects on Ravelry who had manged to get that size out of a single skein of sock yarn. I didn't unfortunately and had to cut out the last 4 rows in section D to make sure i had enough yarn for the cast off. i had JUST enough so lucky i didn't just keep going! I think it still looks beautiful and you can hardly tell :)

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

This is shawl #7 for my 10 in 2010 challenge!!!!! i am so proud i have made this many so far and i know i have many more than 3 left up my sleeve.


Julia said...

That's gorgeous Hannah! And your Grandmother's name reminded me of my own g'ma's (who's birthday I haven't thought of yet but she'll be turning 91 eek) - my dear old Ethel Winifred :)

lauren carney said...

oh my my your blog is a bit on the lovely side of things!
i enjoy your gazing at the pretty pictures ever so much