Monday, September 30, 2013

Is Four Enough?

 I have finished my fourth Elise Shawl want to take a peek?  Yes I know you are all a bit sick of this pattern, I have to say that I am, too.  But it is a nice, easy pattern that looks really nice when it is finished. 

Once again I used my Christmas present yarn to make this shawl.  It is from The Fiber Seed, Sprout in the color Amethyst.  I used 480 yards to make this shawl, almost the entire hank.  It steam blocked beautifully even though it is superwash wool/nylon. I love this color and can not wait to give this to a friend for Christmas.


I have given away the other three shawls and I would say they have been a big hit with my friends so far.  I love a handmade present don't you?


Now I have a decision to make, can my brain handle at least one more, or should I try something new?  I have another 480 yards of this yarn to use in a brilliant blue.  It is for yet another friend who is having her birthday this month.  

What do you think?


32 comments:

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I think as long as you're happy hooking it why not ... nothing wrong with a bit of repetition when the final result is this lovely :)

kathyinozarks said...

I say go ahead and make another one--I love handmade gifts too.
I have a scrappy quilt pattern that I just love-large pieces-so goes together quick out of any material theme that fits the person-my go to pattern for gifts--so yes I say go ahead and make another one-hugs

Nica D said...

This pattern is so addictive! I'm working on my 6th now! Everyone loves them so much and I like them as a project to watch tv or a movie with so much. I'm afraid I'm going to hit a point that I won't know anyone else that will want them and I'll have them piling up. lol!

Tammy said...

I say go for it! I love easy patterns and the results are beautiful. Amethyst is my birthstone. :) Have a lovely week. Tammy

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh.. I'm not tired of seeing your gorgeous shawls at ALL! I love them and am so inspired by them. Maybe when I get done making my "kid blanket". Caleb said it's not a baby blanket as he's not a baby. :-) I vote for another one! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Oh Meredith, Go for it! Sounds like you have fun with the pattern.....and you probably know the pattern by heart. Why don't you make it for yourself?!
The blue sounds pretty : )
xoRobin

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Olga said...

I usually don't like making same thing more than once, but if it's something as gorgeous as this shawl, I wouldn't mind.

Jennifer said...

I think that if you love making them, you should keep going. Life is too short not to spend most of your yarny time doing something that you really enjoy.

Grayseasailor said...

Handmade gifts are precious, and this shawl is sooo pretty! If it gives you joy making it, then make another, Meredith. I am in awe of all you accomplish in life!!!
Gracie xx

Shari LeBlanc said...

I say go for it! As long as you love making them, make as many as you like. I think blue will be prettie!
Shari xx

ColourMeCrochet said...

That is the most amazing colour shawl. I love the purpleness of it.it has to be my favourite so far.
I say go and make your next one , hand made gifts are such a treasure.
Take care
Sally xxx

Joy said...

I also say go for it Meredith, you do such a fab job with it - and I LOVE this purple. I thought you would make one for yourself eventually - maybe next one? It's such a beautiful thing!
Everytime I see your gorgeous shawl in the making I think I must try one but haven't shopped for the yarn yet, and besides, so much stitching keeps getting in the way - but I'm definitely ready! You are inspirational lovely Meredith!
Warm hugs,
Joy xo

Susanne said...

Okay, I have been toying around in my mind to do something different for once and I think you have sold me on trying this shawl pattern. I never get tired of seeing it and if you are content to make a hundred that is perfectly fine with me. At least you always have a different look using the colors you have chosen, my AF motifs are starting to chew on my last nerve because as much as I love the scrappy color look, I am growing weary of the same ole, same ole thing. I honestly can say I never figured on making 3 of these blankets in such a short time period. Alas, burn out does suck!
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Babajeza said...

Maybe four is enough for now, but I am not at all tired of seeing your shawls. :-) Go on, girl! Have a nice week. Regula

Petra N said...

Well, after reading all the comments it seems obvious that you'll make another one! I really love seeing your work!

Betsy said...

Meredith your shawls are so beautiful! If you are still enjoying the process of making them, then by all means make lots more. We're enjoying looking at the finished works of art. :-)
Blessings,
Betsy

gaia said...

Gorgeous shawl! It would look great in blue too. I was so inspired by you that I have started one too!Have a lovely week. Gaia.

Kris said...

Meredith, it is gorgeous! Anyone to receive such a lovely gift, would be ever so pleased!!!
xo Kris

Fay said...

I just love that colour and that pattern! When onto a good thing, why change it? It is so pretty!:) Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog too. hugs, Fay:)

fotolabida maria said...

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honeycat said...

On your advice I'm making my first one and very happy I am too. Its such a lovely easy pattern to follow and just flows off the hook. Just one more and think how happy your friends will be.
Melanie x

Dee said...

I think you need to make TWO more. You should have one for yourself too.

Melanie said...

Well, whatever you decide, it's a lovely shawl and I know the person receiving it will love it!

kathy b said...

Im such a potato chip knitter Mere. I say keep on knitting them . THey are a stunning finish. !!!
Hi Max boy

Deb said...

beautiful ♥
happy October Meredith & Max xo

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

It's beautiful!

I think you should make however many you want to!

Hugs to my pal Max, too

Blessings always

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Another very lovely shawl Meredith.. Enjoy making as many as your heart desires.. I am sure the shawl will be gratefully appreciated by your friend. hugs Judy

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Follow your heart, dear girl. Follow your heart. My, oh, my this one is lovely, too!! Beautiful job, Meredith. blessings ~ tanna

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Well they can say that they are tired of it if anyone is...but I doubt it very much. I live for the reveal of each new one...lovely.

Jen

Toni said...

It's a beautiful shawl, and I'm sure it would look fabulous in blue, so unless you're getting tired of the pattern, go for it! :)

Rose Red said...

I hope you'll be pleased to know that I have started one of these now, all because of you and your beautiful versions! I'm not sure I could make four in a row though, but go you! Might as well make it five!