Friday, June 12, 2009

Myrtle Leaf Shawl

Captain's Log, Stardate 06.12.2009

I finally finished this shawl! It’s from my favorite knitting book, Victorian Lace Today.

It’s knitted in the Lost Lake colorway of Shadow laceweight yarn (if you’re on Ravelry, you can see details by clicking here).

I guess I wasn’t really thinking, but the book says it should be blocked to a size of 21” x 76”. I ended up blocking it to 22” x 89”. But even if I blocked it to the published size, this shawl is way too long for me—I’m only 5’2”, and I have short legs for my height.

So I’ll probably give this away. I don’t know if Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference would do this, but I wonder if they’ll let me donate this for a silent auction at next year’s conference?


  1. Wow, the detail on the shawl is amazing.
    You're so talented. I tried knitting a scarf years ago and never finished...

  2. Camy,
    The shawl is beautiful... I would love it- why not use it in one of your weekly giveaways - only if you pick my name, of course ;)

  3. That is gorgeous, Camy! You have a wonderful talent there.

  4. What an absolutely gorgeous shawl! I wish I could learn to knit! How long did it take to complete?

  5. That's absolutely gorgeous, Camy! Good job!

    Instead of giving it away, why don't you try figuring out another way of using it?

    * Honey

  6. Hey Camy!

    Sorry I haven't been around in awhile. Visiting family, trying to sell the house, etc., so I just now got caught up.

    That's absolutely beautiful craftmanship, or in this case, maybe knit-womanship? :P

    I second Honey. You could try googling different ways to wear a scarf, but if you can't find anything you like, I suppose you could always use it as a table runner, lol


  7. That is beautiful but is it knited, it looks croched to me, that is what I do. If you blocked it you can still redo it. just wet again and re-block smaller.
    I love to crochet but have run out of anything to make, have made all my family everything they want.


  8. Ooh, pretty!

    But you're right--that's enormous. I'm 5'7" and I can't imagine what I'd do with a 7½ foot shawl. Makes a nice runner for the hallway, though. :)

  9. Thanks, guys! This took a really long time. I started it late last year and only just completed it (I completed a few other projects in between).

  10. Wow! That's knitted? Exceptional, Camy.

    Why don't you donate it to Brenda Novak's next Diabetes Auction?

  11. Really beautiful! You can always donate it to the ACFW silent auction :-)