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Yes I Do!


There has been an ongoing discussion among lace knitters.  Do we wear the lace shawls and wraps we knit.  And if we do, how???  So, not that I’m the fashion police of all things lace, but here’s one example.

I have 13 finished lace projects in my drawer right now, and I will have to say that this is the one I wear the most.  I love the colors and the fact that it’s not so fragile.

Since I finished this before I started blogging, I’ll give you the details.  The pattern is Irish Diamond Shawl.  It’s in the Folk Shawls book by Cheryl Oberle.  I used 12 colors of Koigu in this project.  I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this, and it makes me want to dig out the Koigu stash right now!!!

I hadn’t worn this shawl with a shawl pin before this morning, and I’ll have to say it made it much more comfortable to wear.  I just stuck the pin in never thought about adjusting the shawl again.

This pin was purchased at Chico’s.  Thanks, Mom!!!

I’m back to working on Honey’s My Hero Sweater.  By the way, he was my photographer this morning.  He did a pretty good job with the artsy shots, huh?


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

13 thoughts on “Yes I Do!

  1. This is really pretty – I’m glad you shared, I’m often curious about how much a lot of the lace knitting gets worn. :0)

  2. That’s – wow! – totally gorgeous. I love the colors you chose.

  3. Those colors are perfect for you! A few months back you had made a comment about how svelte Anne Hanson looked modeling her shawls, in this photo, you caught the same look of you modeling your shawl. There is just something about the composition of that photo, just beautiful! So many of my shawls I leave in the drawer or hanging on the bar in the closet, but the shawls I give to people are amongst the most worn clothing items they have. Funny how that works although I have to say I have a favorite shawl I knit that I travel with. It’s bigger, warmer, and prettier than the blankets you sometimes get on an airplane if you are cold, and my shawl folds up pretty darn small to tuck into my carry on bag. I just got back from your neck of the woods and really, really enjoyed the dusting of snow Rochester received the last day we were there!

  4. Your shawl and pin are beautiful!

  5. I so wear mine…
    all the time.

  6. Oh… and I tagged you for the 7 things meme….
    I’m interested in YOUR seven things!

  7. I saw your post the other day and just drooled over this shawl. Today I had to come back and look at it again because I’ve always wanted to make a multi-color Koigu shawl. I also thank you for showing how you wear it as I actually have this pattern, but had never given it a close look since I didn’t know how to wear it.

    Maybe next year I’ll have knit enough of my stash to let myself by Koigu….

  8. Maria,
    you look absolutely lovely in your shawl – very chic and especially cozy. You have a splendid color sense and it shows up in all of your knitting choices.
    I like your mother-in-law’s piece – I just completed one of those flannel raw edged pieces for my husband’s cousin who, unfortunately, is in end stage lung cancer. He loves his flannel quilt and i am glad that it gives him comfort. It was fun to make. I appreciate that you are such a prolific quilter AND knitter – a woman after my own heart!!!! I enjoy your blog so much. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  9. LOVE your shawl and the colors! Looks great and yes, wonderful photography!

  10. Oh, I have that book! Yippee! The shawl is beautiful! Koigu? Hmmmmmm. I may have to try this. It looks wonderful on you!

  11. The question is “What CAN’T you wear that shawl with”? It’s stunning and so versatile. I am getting a lot of wear out of my Klee scarf, also multicolored. Yippee and three cheers for color!

  12. That is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I’m going to have to check that book out of the library. But it’s really your choice of colors and the way you blended them that makes it.

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