The story of a little skein

(Quick note: My dad’s health has declined since his long illness a couple years ago. This past summer, he was accepted as a candidate for a heart transplant, and last week, he was admitted to the hospital and is now waiting for a new heart. My cousin up north is also in the hospital with kidney-related problems. Wish us luck and healing!)

This cute little skein in lovely blues and greens was given to me by my parents after a trip to Michigan for a family reunion in August. Grandma liked the colors, so I decided to make something for her, and I knew just the thing.


A Forest Canopy!


It was a fairly quick knit, and I took a calculated risk (that means I did the scary math thing), and worked one extra repeat of the shawl before the border section. I ended up with just 7 grams left in the end, woo!


The colors in this shawl were difficult to photograph. They’re much deeper and more vibrant than these photos show.


After blocking, the width of this shawl was about 48″, not very big. As you can see, it does fit over my shoulders and should work well with Grandma’s narrower shoulders as either a shawl or a scarf. Happy Birthday Grandma!!


Pattern: “Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl” by Susan Lawrence, I’m knitting as fast as I can (or get it via Ravelry) Size: About 49? long across the top, blocked. Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug, Dusk Needles: Takumi Clover US 7 (4.5 mm) circular Started: August 20, 2008 Completed: August 26, 2008 Token Progress: 1 of 2 1 laceweight token pending.

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14 Responses to “The story of a little skein”

  1. Jeanne B. Says:
    August 31st, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Very stunning shawl. I’ve sent up many prayers for your family members, may you experience much luck and healing.

  2. Chris Says:
    August 31st, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Gorgeous! Lucky Grandma! I am sending lots of healthy thoughts to your family.

  3. Erika Says:
    August 31st, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    The shawl is lovely. Hugs to you and your family.

  4. bellamoden Says:
    August 31st, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Seriously beautiful! HUGS for your family.

  5. Jeanne Says:
    August 31st, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Beautiful! Consider me thinking healthy thoughts in the direction of your family.

  6. deb Says:
    September 1st, 2008 at 6:54 am

    Lucky Grandma! Beautiful shawl. Holding you and your family in my prayers.

  7. mrspao Says:
    September 1st, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Sending your family healing thoughts. Your grandma’s shawl is stunning.

  8. lisa Says:
    September 1st, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Very nice! Yes… luck, and healing!

  9. Opal Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Gorgeous shawl! I’ve been thinking of knitting that up since I got some Malabrigo handpaint. hrm

    Best wishes for your father and your cousin. hug

  10. Carrie K Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    I’ll keep your father in my prayers but that’s good news that he was accepted for a transplant and it looks like one has come his way. Your poor cousin!

    That shawl is just lovely.

  11. Nicole Says:
    September 3rd, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Hope your family is doing better. Love the shawl! It turned out really well.

  12. Mary lou Says:
    September 3rd, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Beautiful shawl. I’m sending healing thoughts, and everytime I pick up my keys with the ‘recycle yourself’ tag, I’ll be hoping someone who’s number is up did the same thing.

  13. schrodinger Says:
    September 4th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    I’m just catching up with blog reading and wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts.

  14. trek Says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Very nice!

    Healthy thoughts your way.

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