Monday, June 6, 2011

Amazing Pumpkin Pie Colored Swap Shawl

The shawl back.

 


Wrapped and modeled by my daughter, L.

 


In all of its winged glory.

 


Close up detail.

 


My friend, Mary, and I arranged a 'mystery swap' recently...

...where we sent each other color and item preferences...

...and then just tried to wow each other!

I have to say that she sure did her part, as I am IN LOVE with my new shawl...

...and with the breezy week we just had, I've worn it many a morn (har) as I catch up with friends on the Internet.

She made it in the most exquisite shade of cooked pumpkin...

...in a blend of 70% wool and 30% silk...

...so it's really soft and warm!!

For you knitters who might want more details (where to find the free pattern, yarn brand and colourway, etc.)...

...check out Mary's post about it here.

Thanks again, Mary!! I love it!!!!

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13 comments:

Marushka C. said...

I'm so happy that the shawl pleases you! I hope you will find lots of opportunities to wear & enjoy it.

Heather Woollove said...

:)

Happy Mommy said...

That shawl is absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to see it in person!

Voie de Vie said...

Nice shade of pumpkin!!! I don't think I need to check - that's the Summer Flies pattern, I'm pretty certain.

Excellent job!

WonderWhyGal said...

It is super beautiful...and on my knitting bucket list. Enjoy!

Kelly said...

Very nice gift indeed! You might actually start looking forward to cool weather with all of these shawls you have been getting! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Leann!
Denise--You knitters AMAZE me! I guess it's like some women with couture purses...they know one when they see one! :)
Thanks, Andrea!
Kelly--Yes...I'm always looking forward to cooler weather at this time of year, here in Philly! :)

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow! What a beautiful shawl. I'm sure that you look lovely in it. Perfect color for you and the design is gorgeous! Lucky you;-)
XXX

FeltersJourney said...

Lovely shawl Heather, the colour is such a comfort-colour too
Dx

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Dawn and Deborah--Yes...
the color is absolutely perfect...
in the orange family, but not too orange!! XXO-

Sandie Knapp said...

The knit shawl is absolutely gorgeous. I so love the color of it too, a very warm pumpkin color. I know it will see a lot of wear and enjoyment in the months and years to come. It could not have found a better home. :) Wear in good health, always.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie! XXO-

Janee Lookerse said...

OH MY GOSH!!! That is gorgeous! What a great gift!! It seriously looks so classy.

xoxo
Janee