One word only: HALLELUJAH !!!

And here is a video of it, which I insert largely on account of the loud shout I give mid-way through. You soon observe why.   :D

The colours are too well-bred, I have decided. In fact, I decided that some years back (What ? – I haven’t been knitting this for years ? Well, I’ll be blowed !) by which time it was Too Late. Alas.

I’m not going to be able to enter it into the Geelong craft comp next year: it’s not nearly good enough. The  last bit of brioche was marked, for me, by the virtual impossibility of getting that every-second-row decrease tight enough; and nearly every one is far too loose. Lesson for me: never make patterns that have a regular decrease at the end of rows.

As well, I don’t do Nan Bray’s White Gum Wool any favours by all the frogging and re-knitting: no fine 100% wool likes that, and WGW certainly doesn’t. It’s meant to be worked in pristine condition !

So several errors in this project, and all to be learned from.

Only thing is, I have NO IDEA what to do with it. Sighh … Anyone want a well-bred, mistake-free but not absolutely top-class in terms of even stitches light shawl ?


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Have finally found home: in my ... ahh ... later years. With no family within coo-ee and no assets, I'm in a wonderful and totally independent unit within the auspices of a celebrated aged care organization. Idea is that I have two 'houses' I can move into were I to become cerebrally challenged: but it's my firm intention not to. :D P.S. I have no idea how I got to this number of years: I was young only last week ..

12 thoughts on “One word only: HALLELUJAH !!!”

        1. I shall. I shall go to the wonderful little woman who heads up this place and ask her to give it to her favourite – erhmm – patient ? inmate ? Whatever.

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  1. It’s gorgeous! I agree with Sue, you should keep it … bed shawls are the absolute best for reading in bed!
    Or perhaps you may know an old lady who would like it. When my mother was nearing the end of her life and was in palliative care in Queensland, she was always cold. I was laid up in Melbourne after surgery and couldn’t get up to see her. But I wanted to do what I could, so I decided to make a bed shawl for her, in beautiful soft cotton yarn. I’m not a very advanced knitter, and I had to abandon the fancy edging on it, but she loved it, and apparently would not part with it. She had taught me to knit and she would have known how I struggled with the lace pattern.
    In an Aged Care Home near you, there is bound to be an old lady who would be ecstatic to receive such a beautiful gift as your shawl:)

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  2. That’s a very elegant cat and a respectful one. Mind you I think that shout might have brought me to heel as well. They must have very high standards at the Geelong Craft Comp. That looks pretty darned perfect to me.

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    1. My little Boodie …
      He is – he is astonishing. Never have I known such a sweet cat. Yesterday I went out to the near end of my back ‘yard’ where he was playing at the very far end. I called his name. He looked up, and came rushing to me where he stood waiting to be picked up.
      I believe he understands all too well that I am a complete pushover, and shouts of “OY !” will never be followed by – well, anything. :)
      Thank-you for that nice comment.


  3. It’s really quite lovely. I am sure you see the inconsistencies, but they’re not glaring. I now wonder if you’ll be trying this pattern again? You’ve undoubtedly got the hang of it by now. :-) Job well done!


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