Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Fair Tablecloth

You may have already seen it on Ravelry or Facebook, but I finally finished the State Fair shawl/tablecloth from the Queen Anne's Lace pattern. I loved every stitch of it (the second time around) and see another one or two in the future. I had a blast with it, but for now I'm glad it's over. James helped me block since I've been having a hard time breathing and moving around on the floor blocking a large shawl was something that just wasn't going well. I think he did a fabulous job, and I dropped it off at the fair (with a couple other things) on Friday. And now I wait...But in the meanwhile here's a few pictures that I snapped before it went to the fairgrounds.

*Please ignore the red hair and dirty blonde roots. I'll get there eventually.
**The designer asked if he could use the third picture on the pattern page on Ravelry- I'm absolutely tickled pink!
And a little something I said I wouldn't start but did anyway... It's just a little baby blanket in a crocheted shell stitch. My mom is at the age where her friends are starting to have grand-babies and I'm at the age where my friends are starting to have babies, so I try to stash baby blankets. My mom picked up this fun yarn at Hobby Lobby a few months ago and I'm just tired of looking it at in my stash room, so I'm gettin' it over with. And I might have to make a Paige-sized blanket in this stitch pattern too- it's crazy addictive!

6 comments:

Critterknit said...

Ooh - absolutely GORGEOUS tablecloth!!!

knittinginatree said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the photo of you modeling it too. I think it's definitely a wearable item.

Bonnie said...

It looks beautiful! Congratulations on getting it finished in time for the fair.

Jessica said...

LOVE THEM ALL!!! One of these days I'm going to make a lace tablecloth.... someday!

Kim said...

That second picture makes me think that there should be a knitted wedding veil in your future.

Jenny Schouten Short said...

This is just gorgeous. You're very good, and patient.