25 July 2007

Diamond Fantasy Shawl

Diamond Fantasy Shawl
Originally uploaded by Mary The Digital Knitter

Here's the Diamond Fantasy Shawl, finished, blocked, and ready to go. It was finished (and photographed) on Sunday and went to its new home on Monday.

Pretty, isn't it? Hey, I didn't design it, I just knitted it. The designer gets all the credit.

As you may recall, it was knitted for my friend to wear to the wedding of her godson on Friday. The wedding is in Camarillo, which can be quite cool, even in July, She went down to Simi Valley help the mother of the groom (her best friend) with the last preparations on Tuesday and I don't expect to hear from her again until at least Saturday, maybe Sunday.

My friend's daughter and her family came out from South Dakota in part to go to the wedding and in part just to visit. They came by Sunday and we had a really nice visit. We hadn't met her husband or his daughter, so it was a real pleasure to do so. He's a very nice fellow and a very devoted father. His daughter is a real sweetie.

You may wonder why I'm talking about this family at such length. Well, they live in South Dakota. It gets cold and windy there and they're in dire need of scarves, hats, mittens, and other knitted items. I pulled some yarn from my stash for them to see and they picked out quite a few choices for me to use. In fact, I've started the Mystery Stole 3 (MS3) in an apple green wool fingering weight yarn because she has a dress it will go with perfectly.

More photos will appear shortly. Right now I have to zip to the grocery store before the thunderstorms start popping up. Yes, the Summer Monsoon has sneaked over here to the SoCal High Desert, further west than it usually goes.


Kathleen said...

That shawl looks lovely- I had a wee browse of your Flickr shots of it too- really pretty.

Kuka said...

ooooh, just what I need - another gorgeous lacey project to add to my must knit list!!!!
It is beautiful!

Vyvyan said...

Absolutely gorgeous!