Tuesday, January 10, 2012

'Della Robbia Wreath' Swap Shawl


My glorious swap gift...


...with yummy, fringy details.


Knitted leaves and dyed locks...


...and 'spun-in' flower accents.


So many kinds of fibers were used in making this hand-spun yarn...


...and look at the cunning little knitted fruits!


You'll notice that it's in all of my favorite Fall colors...


...and each time I wear it, I continue to discover new kinds of fibers and little knitted surprises! :)


My sweet friend Melissa and I arranged a swap together...

...and this is the amazing shawl that she made for me!

It's WILD and colorful and full of various textures and fibers...

...and I continue to discover new surprises each time that I examine it!

This scarf reminds me of a Della Robbia Christmas wreath...

...chock-full of knitted seed pods, fruits and leaves!!!

I know that this project was a long and complicated undertaking...

...and I am so grateful to Melissa for this delicious gift!!

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19 comments:

vilterietje said...

WOWZER!!! such a beautiful thing:)

Heather Woollove said...

Riet--I KNOW!! Isn't it?!!?

Patty Biermans said...

This is AAAAmazing!!! My kind of thing :)) hugzz...peebee

Heather Woollove said...

Peebee--No wonder you and Riet are best friends...you have the same taste in things, I think!! :) XXO-

Stefanie Seltner said...

so wonderful!

WonderWhyGal said...

Melissa is a rock star!
You have a gorgeous shawl there...

Rachel said...

Gorgeous - aren't you lucky!

Heather Woollove said...

Stefanie, Andrea and Rachel--It's SO much fun having talented fiber friends!! I feel really blessed by the gifts my knitter friends create!!!

Pumpkin said...

Oh, wow! That is truly some handspun to aspire to!

Sandie Knapp said...

Oh WOW! That is amazing, and I agree with you, the colors are just gorgeous! That will be a treasure of a life-time, I'm sure. :)

CATHERINE DANIEL said...

Just landed on your blog for the first time and have enjoyed my visit - I love all things textiley. The colours in your little shawl are just gorgeous.

Jenn said...

Gorgeous!

Heather Woollove said...

Pumpkin--I know...all told, she has Finn, Corriedale, bamboo, wool noil, silk noil, Lincoln locks, cotton batik, Wensleydale, merino, sari silk, sari silk ribbon and Angelina packed in there!!
That is some crazy mad spinning!! :)
Catherine--I'm so glad you stopped by! Yes...and this shawl is also just heavenly to touch.
Jenn--I thought you would like this!! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--I will treasure it...that's for sure!

Melissa Plank said...

Gosh Heather, you make that shawl shine, thank you for all the kind words. My goal was to make something nice and creative for a super nice and creative person. I'm so glad you like it!

Maaike said...

Hi Heather, lucky you to receive this gift!

Thank you for your sweet message on creJJtion last week, you make me blush! I wish you a wonderful, healthy and creative 2012.

Love, Maaike

Heather Woollove said...

Melissa--Yep, it's awesome!! I will wear it with pride and enjoy every time that someone asks for its history!!
Maaike--Yes, I am a lucky girl!! :) Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment!

FeltersJourney said...

Oh wow Heather, this is GORgeous! I can really imagine you in this :)
What a wonderful swap & talented friend
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--I must admit...wearing it, I look pretty darn good!! Giggle, wink.