Saturday, May 26, 2012

A New Shawl

 I had a  request to make a shawl.  I know you have seen this one before, I hope you like it again.  Made from Rozetti Polaris in the colorway called Cloud Cover.
 This is a beautiful yarn to play with.  Can you see the sequins sparkling in the sunlight?  It is so amazing to me that someone would like something I made so much, they would ask me to make one specifically for them!  I get a bit nervous wondering if they will like it when they have it in front of them.  I think people who make things often feel unsure about their projects.

I really love to make shawls.  I envision the person wearing it to be wrapped in love. I love to make them, yet I don't often wear them.  Hmmm.....What is with that?
 I had to order this yarn online as my local yarn store did not have it in stock.  I also ordered a lovely cream color with gold sequins.  I think I will make another shawl for a very, very good friend of mine who is moving to New York.  She is moving in June, so soon.  I will miss her terribly.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

24 comments:

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

It's sooooo pretty, Mere!

I don't wear them either; don't think I could pull it off. Somehow I think you should be tall and look regal, lol!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

S
xo

Kris said...

Oh so pretty!! I'm sorry your friend is moving away. Good friends mean so much! She will love the shawl you make her.
Oh...... About coming over to my house, yes, do bring the wine,and we will knit and be fast friends!!!
XO Kris

by Teresa said...

That shawl is gorgeous and I think it will be very pretty in the cream too. I know I love my red scarf that I ordered from your Etsy shop! After I finish my 6 Teddy Bears I'm going to go back and work on my alpaca flower shawl. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

LiteraryLadybug said...

What a lovely shawl! I have wondered how that yarn would look all knitted up. It's really pretty!

minaandme said...

That is very pretty yarn! The sequins top it off beautifully. I'm not surprised you had one requested; your shawls are beautiful! I'm sure your friend will truly appreciate the one you're making for her. New York gets a bit chilly!
~Lacey

Susanne said...

It is gorgeous, I know, I have the first one you made and I love it. It can also be worn as a scarf, the yarn is that light. I love the sparkle and have never been sorry I bought it. You do an excellent job, don't sell yourself short. It is wonderful and your friend will love it. New York is cold in fall and winter, she will use it often I'm sure.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Petunia Pill said...

Oh Meredith! It's beautiful! I so agree about feeling unsure of others liking our creations! I guess it's just so personal to us and carries our heart in it - and we want it to be loved and cherished. How WONDERFUL that someone asked you to make something especially for them! They'll be thrilled! And one VERY blessed friend will get that other gorgeous piece you're planning! I'm a sucker for ivory/cream anything!!!

crafterzdelights said...

I LOVE the color! AND it sparkles! Beautiful work!

Grayseasailor said...

It is so delicate and beautiful, Meredith, it is a treasure that will be appreciated, I'm sure!

Thanks for letting us admire your work<3

Babajeza said...

Your shawl is beautiful. BEAUTIFUL yarn.

And yes, you are right about the people doing hand craft. Yesterday I had a friend over who makes bobbin lace. She did it in class with students. I think it is great but she mentioned that it was easy (it is not!) and she just a beginner.

lovestitch said...

Oh Meredith, your shawl is really FABULOUS!!! I love the yarn too, so charming! I'm sorry your close friend is going to move, yes I can understand how much you will miss her.
I hope your weekend is wonderful too!
Much love,
LS xoxo

Knitting Nix said...

I too love knitting shawls but never wear them. I started making cowls instead - more wearable for me. I love your yarn, so pretty!

Michelle said...

Your shawl is so amazing...I adore the colour and the sparkles...
You work is so beautiful!!!
I am sure that anyone who owns a Mereknits original would be thrilled...

Michelle said...

Your shawl is so amazing...I adore the colour and the sparkles...
You work is so beautiful!!!
I am sure that anyone who owns a Mereknits original would be thrilled...

Sentimentally Me said...

Oh My Goodness that yarn is scrumptious! Just lovely, and no worries for sure, the recipient will LOVE it :)

PS: got the clogs at DSW (year and a half ago) but try ZAPPOS or google GRANNY CLOGS!

Happy Long Weekend!

xo P

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That shawl is gorgeous! I bought some red yarn with sequins a while back but haven't done anything with it. It's not often that I use or wear what I make either -- I seem to give it all away or stockpile it. We should treat ourselves to our own creations and enjoy them. :) Hope your day is great. Tammy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very pretty Meredith! I like the sparkley effect! I can't believe in this 90 degree plus heat that I am making a scarf for next winter. Oh well....it is meditative. ~Hugs, Patti

Pammy Sue said...

Love your pretty, sparkly shawl! I really like that cream color too. I also like to crochet shawls but don't ever wear one myself. I always think I will, but I never do.

Toni said...

Oh, that is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kathy b said...

Meredith

That shawl is stunning. .How long does a masterpiece like that take you to knit up?? WOWZA . Gorgeous.
How is your son's injury these days?

Shari said...

Meredith.. It is sooo pretty. I don't wear shawls myself but I would wear this one.. LOVE the color.. looks very dressy!
Shari :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

The shawl is beautiful!

Everything you make is always lovely...so stop that wondering if they will like it, they will love it!

Blessings always and hugs to my pal Max, too. :)

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Meredith, so nice to visit you and that gorgeous shawl. I love the sequins. Both colors are so pretty. I know your friend will love it and think of you while wrap in the gift.
Hope your days are going well and you are enjoying the summer weather. (even if you are in Florida)
xoRobin❤

Amanda said...

Hello Meredith
I am your newest follower and I've found you via Shari's blog.
I am impressed with this gorgeous creation....it looks absolutely superb. I'm very much a shawl,scarf person and my craze is crochet. I recently crocheted a wrap for my sister in Coats Gedifra which is mohair and Merino wool in a bronze tone..lovely and soft and shiny. However this sparkling shawl looks wonderful I'm wondering if I can get hold of that yarn here but you did mention an online store perhaps you could give me the name of that yarn please...the cream colour is lovely too.

Amnda :-)