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I’m Gonna Be a Model When I Grow Up!


I modeled my Hypernova!

What?  That wasn’t what you were looking for?   Neither was I!  I was planning to head outside for my glamour shot….maybe by the fireplace.  Then I ended up running my taxi service and it gets dark so early. (Thanks to Frankie for being my photographer!)

The pattern is Hypernova by Arlene’s World of Lace.  I made the shawlette verson that uses two skeins of Wollmeise.  I did have to eliminate about 6 rows near the end or I would have run out of yarn.

Oh, the yarn….love this yarn!  It’s Blue Moon Fiber Arts Marine Silk Worsted.  I used all of 4 skeins.  This yarn is heavenly to knit with and the drape is amazing.  It’s 51% silk, 29% merino and 20% SeaCell Rayon.  I will definitely be using this yarn again.

There are a few mistakes, because the pattern was mind numbingly boring once the setup was complete.  I had a terrible time fixing mistakes along those double yarnovers.  Sometimes mistakes really bug me when I finish a project.  I don’t think mine will even be noticed when I wear it.

I also bought a flower for my hair last night.  At Target!

Am I too old to wear a flower in my hair?  I could wear it on the shawl too!

I need to go pack!  I’m leaving tomorrow for my knitting and spinning retreat.  This retreat is the reason I learned to spin in the first place.  I have no idea what I’m bringing for knitting projects.  And I suppose I should bring some clothes along too.

Pray for My Hero.  He gets to deal with The Bickersons by himself for a week!  He’s great at the Mr. Mom thing except that he can’t cook.  The kids already have their take-out rotation figured out.  They’ll be just fine.  Right?

Oh, and the idea of being a model when I grow up?  Not gonna happen.  I’d have to starve for a year first.

Author: mariajhmom

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

10 thoughts on “I’m Gonna Be a Model When I Grow Up!

  1. Bellissimo!!!Ciao Domenica

  2. Mistakes? What mistakes… that shawl is gorgeous with the color of your hair, and the flower will complete it 🙂

    Love the goofy photo collage too.

    Enjoy your Bickerless week.

  3. Dawling… you make that shawl look faaabulous!!

    (that’s my attempt at a French accent… or maybe it’s southern 😛 Great job!

  4. You are too cute! So glad you don’t take yourself too seriously. The Bickersons – that’s what I call my kids! Have fun on your retreat.

  5. Just beautiful Maria! Love the color and size. Might have to make this. Have a great time on your retreat! Your spinning tales are hilarious! Strengthening my resolve not to even attempt to start!

  6. There you are! so nice to see you (and not a hanger!) modeling a finished item!! Have a great trip!

  7. your shawl is really pretty, and i really like the color, I do believe this is the first thing that you made that I have actually seen on your body!! and I know that means we just don’t see much of each other!! have a great weekend

  8. The shawl is gorgeous. You do amazing work. I so enjoy reading your blog and love your sense of humor. ~ Phyllis

  9. Love the picture, but I ccould do better 🙂
    Love ya

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