Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ahh it is over

Please do not take this the wrong way but, Yeah the holidays are over!! Too much stress going on for my liking. When I told Hubby that I was most likely not going to be knitting gifts next year and he was happy. He told me that he hated to see me stress myself out and turning into a Grinch

Anyway everything is back to somewhat normal. There were a few gifts I didn't get to finish but they will be finished soon and everyone understands.

I have lots to post about and today I am going to start with one of my favorite things that I made. It was for my Mommy. It was my first lace and first shawl. It is Keri.

I used Palette (from Knit Picks) in red. It was really fun to knit and well I have a list of lace shawls I want to make. =)

Here is the pic I first post - it is unblocked

pic of IT

Here it is in color and blocked

I have read about the magic of blocking and well I didn't really "get it" until I did it. Wow. You go from this lump of knitting that you really can not see well to this amazing piece of knitting.



mom said...

Well, honey, i know what you mean about the ahhhh. such anticipation and then boom it's over. i'd love to spend more time w/the kids, though.
and everyone, my daughter did a fabulous job on my shawl! ! ! it's really beautiful.
thank you bunches love mom

Knitty Gritty Thoughts said...

Oh my goodness the shawl is gorgeous! What a wonderful job! =)

Lene Andersen said...

I love lace. I love blocking. And that's a beautiful shawl.

Also, I'm starting to be OK with the holidays being over. Ready for next year. Happy new year!

Jill said...

Looks wonderful! I'm very impressed (as always).

I think was wondering if I'd missed a bunch since I haven't really been blogging or reading my usual blogs for a while...but then I checked in and I guess I'm not the only one! LOL Thanks for making me feel better!! :D Now that the holidays are over we can all finally get back to normal, right?

Now if only I can find time to upload pics and get a post in myself...

shewolfy said...

The shawl is just beautiful! Really impressive.
By the way, I alway refuse to do Christmas knitting. I would always be behind, and stressed about it, and things are stressful enough this time of year.