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Friday, May 5, 2017

FO Friday | For Renie.

finished - details on Ravelry here
I finished knitting the piece last Tuesday evening. Working a two-stitch i-cord along the two ends was a bit tedious, but it makes a lovely edge. Then it sat on the dress form for a week before I got up the nerve (and the energy!) to block it.
pre-blocking
I followed the pattern's blocking instructions exactly. and wow.

The somewhat wonky holes opened up to circles, the edges are flat and straight and the "haze" turned into a subtle halo.

Spur of the moment, I texted Renie Tuesday afternoon to see if she wanted to get together for a glass of wine. Another neighbor joined us and the timing was perfect to gift the finished piece. Renie loves it.

This is certainly one of the prettiest things I've ever knitted. But as much as I'd love to have one myself, I think it will be a long time before I even consider another Kidsilk Haze project!


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13 Comments:

Blogger Kym said...

Oh, Mary! It is just lovely. What a wonderful gift. Kid Silk Haze is kind of magical. (But also kind of a pain in the butt.) I just love it. XO

Friday, 05 May, 2017  
Blogger karen said...

that is BEAUTIFUL. I love how airy and light it is. Gorgeous and wonderful!!!

Friday, 05 May, 2017  
Blogger Carole Julius said...

That's just wonderful and such a thoughtful and heartfelt gift for you friend.

Friday, 05 May, 2017  
Blogger Bonny said...

That is so beautiful, and truly a labor of love. I'm imagining Renie feeling as if she's being gently hugged and comforted when she wears it.

Friday, 05 May, 2017  
Blogger Nancy said...

Simply beautiful!

Friday, 05 May, 2017  
Blogger Honoré said...

Exquisite! Renie is one lucky friend. May she always wear it in the best of health.
Cheers~

Friday, 05 May, 2017  
Blogger margene said...

Elegant and such a lovely gift. It looks ethereal a lovely.

Friday, 05 May, 2017  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

Oh.My.Gosh. Wow... it is stunning! Exquisite is exactly right, Honore! I love it!

Friday, 05 May, 2017  
Blogger Penny said...

Just beautiful, Mary!!! Everything about it! And such a caring and lovely thing to do for Renie.

Friday, 05 May, 2017  
Blogger Vera said...

This is so amazing and beautiful and lovely and words are not enough. Truly a wonderful gift for your friend.

Saturday, 06 May, 2017  
Blogger Lydia said...

Oh that came out lovely. I know Renie really loved it not only because it's gorgeous, but all the love and thoughtfulness that went into it.

Sunday, 07 May, 2017  
Blogger Juliann in WA said...

It looks so soft!

Sunday, 07 May, 2017  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Oooh, it sure is beautiful!

Wednesday, 10 May, 2017  

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