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Handmade Christmas Craft Along – Week 5

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For this weeks Christmas Craft Along, I am going to share a very labor-intensive project.  A friend, who knows both my love of shawls and Daughter’s love of the Little House books, sent me a link to a Little House Shawl Pattern from Rhythm of the Home.  I fell in love with the shawl, didn’t read the pattern (who does though?), and committed myself by buying a beautiful pink wool to knit it with.  I then realized that you need to cast on 396 stitches before you even get started, and that it took me the better part of 20 minutes to knit one row.  Throw in the shawl slipping of the needles a few times because of the weight of the wool and then losing a ball of wool completely, and this became a project to be reckoned with.

Needless to say, I finished it, managing to keep it mostly hidden from Daughter in the process, and I am happy with the result.  Now I am just praying that Daughter isn’t going to lose it or accidentally felt it, or something along those lines.

Since Husband has returned, I also have pictures…

Here is a detail of the Old Shale lace pattern on the edge.

And…

a bird’s eye view of the shawl.  I can’t wait to see it on Daughter!

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About Kara

I am what happens when you combine a WWII enthusiast, an environmentalist and a frugal celiac/coeliac.

2 responses »

  1. The shawl is beautiful. I can see why you fell in love with it. I’m sure Daughter will love it.

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