Thursday, August 16, 2007

61304


The prayer shawl is complete. 61,304 stitches. 61,304 prayers. I can't wait to give it to Cousin Margie.

One observation: Although incredibly soft and luxurious, wet baby alpaca smells a lot like William Shattner's toupee.



11 comments:

Sherrill said...

You've first hand experience with said toupee?

Michelle said...

It's gorgeous - congratulations!

Ted said...

Pattern source?

anne marie in philly said...

yeah, sherrill, my thoughts exactly.

who in their right mind would EVER want to get that close to captain kirk?

hope norbert is feeling better, BTW.

Jen said...

Wow it's super gorgeous, and filled with love. What a stunning gift. And yeah, alpaca is the stink.

Tracy said...

Stalked you from Franklin's... You mentioned the Club Peorian and Big Al's, are you originally from Peoria? The Club Peorian is no longer open, it closed a few years ago, or at least it's no longer on SW Adams, perhaps it moved?

It's so rare to find people from Illinois that aren't from Chicago.

Looks like your Ravelry invite will be coming soon. Hope to see you there. It truly is the most wonderful time sucking place to be. :-) "NoImNotFranklin" cracks me up!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the prayer shawl!!!

Sue said...

The shawl is stunning!

Leslie said...

I'm with Anne Marie & Sherrill - please enlighten us regarding your close association with said piece of rat fur... :)

I hope Norbert is back to feeling as well as the prayer shawl looks.

Susan said...

Your prayer shawl is absolutely gorgeous! It looks like a shawl (The Box Shawl?) in Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle. Where did you find the pattern, and how long did it take you to complete this?

Aidan said...

The shawl is a variation of the Box Shawl -- just rectangular instead of square.

I began the shawl in April, but put it down for quite a while because of some sad events in our lives -- I was knitting the shawl as a prayerful experience, and I didn't want to knit on it when I wasn't able to bring myself to a prayerful place. I finished the shawl on August 8th or thereabouts.

As for my knowledge of William Shattner's toupee -- Please don't judge. I was young and needed the money.

Diane said...

61304 beautiful stitches. Cousin Margie is one lucky lady.