Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Shawl and a Giveaway at Kathy's

Happy Wednesday morning to all of you!  I am feeling quite chipper right now because I have crossed one more project off my Christmas list.  Another Elise Shawl, I know you are probably really sick of seeing these by now, but I am still enjoying making them.  I have one more on the hook and then maybe I will be finished.  Here take a look.


This one will be a present for my friend Terri.  I like to make her something special for Christmas every year.


Purple is her favorite color.   I made this Elise Shawl from Malabrigo Yarn, Rastita.  I purchased this yarn a while back from Eat. Sleep. Knit., my favorite online yarn source. 
 

It is gorgeous yarn to work with.  Of course what Malabrigo yarn isn't?
 

I hope she likes it!  
 

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my knitting ornaments.  Many of you said you were going to make them, I sure hope you do and that you include them on your blog.  I'd love to see your version.

My friend Kathy of  Kathyinozarks is having a Christmas Basket Giveaway.  She contacted me a while back and asked if I would like to send her a cup cozy for her to include in the giveaway.  I gladly accepted, made one up and promptly shipped it.  She also had help from two other friends.  Included in the basket are fun items from Kathy including homemade soaps, scrubs and lavender sachets, a lovely hand knit scarf and some hand made jewelery.  Please pop over to Kathy's blog and leave a comment so you have a chance to win this fun Holiday treat.

Hope you are having a great day.

40 comments:

My Little Home and Garden said...

Yours is a fortunate friend to receive such a lovely knitted shawl in her favourite colour.

-Karen

linda said...

It's beautiful Meredith, I have a feeling that if I got started on making them I wouldn't be able to stop either, it's a lovely stitch. We don't wear shawls much over here which is a pity because I love them, your friend will love hers too Meredith she is very lucky. :)

Bridget said...

I never get tired of seeing your FOs of that lovely shawl! Your friend will be thrilled with something so beautiful that you made just for her.

Beth P said...

I love this shawl and the color is beautiful and I'm not a big purple fan! :D I seem to have misplaced my knitting/crocheting mojo at the moment... everything I've started over the last few months I have ended up ripping out!!! My muse has moved me into a painting mode it seems... But I continue to love popping over here to see your latest FO!!! :D
Hugs,
Beth P

Betsy said...

Gorgeous shawl and in my favorite color. You're friend is going to be a very happy lady to receive it.
Blessins,
Betsy

RedSetter said...

What a gorgeous shawl and so intricate looking. I'd be totally blown away if I received this as a gift and I am sure your friend will be utterly thrilled.

Jennifer said...

You are a wonderful friend. I am sure she will love this gorgeous shawl.

RedSetter said...

Ps thanks for my grump waiver too!

RedSetter said...

Ps thanks for my grump waiver too!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I'm behind the times!! LOVE the shawl!! Lovely color and so versatile. Neat idea using the hanging knitting balls and needles too!!! I could even make those!!
Will have to check out Kathy's place. Thank you!!

Penny said...

That is gorgeous, I love the colour you chose and yes to Malabrigo yarn! I loved crocheting this pattern too, so rhythmic and relaxing, your friend will love it I am sure xox Penny

Cache-Mire said...

This shawl is gorgeous! I love the pattern and the color. Wish I was the lucky Terri receiving it :-)

Hugs,
Terri

Gracie Saylor said...

The shawl is perfect! She will love it, Meredith. Thanks for posting so we can enjoy it as well :-) xx

kathyinozarks said...

Oh, I love this in purple-this shawl just always looks so comfy-it drapes really nice off the shoulders.
thanks much Kathy

Acorn to Oak said...

This shawl is gorgeous!

CJ said...

A really beautiful shawl, you have a very lucky friend!

Shari LeBlanc said...

It's beautiful Meredith!!!! just as the other ones are. I will never get tired of seeing your beautiful work...knitting ornaments and all!
Happy Holidays,Shari

ColourMeCrochet said...

I still love seeing your shawls, they always look amazing. The colour of this one is gorgeous, purple is also my favourite colour. I also love your little tree ornaments.
Hugs
Sally xxx

Teresa Kasner said...

Meredith.. you are so supportive and generous! I adore you shawl and never tire of seeing them. I'm thinking of getting a big skein of red alpaca to make one to wear in the winter.

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*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
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((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Dee said...

I never get tired of seeing Elise. The color on this one is beautiful.

I intended to start a shawl tonight, but I don't have the right size needle. Oh darn....I have to go to the yarn store tomorrow. LOL

Linda Gilbert said...

Meredith. I am sure your friend will love her shawl. It is so lovely to get a present where you feel the love worked into every stitch.
I also love the little ornaments and will try and make some of them next year for my favourite local Charity Shop.

Thomasina Tittlemouse said...

Oh what a gorgeous shawl! I love it! Your friend is one lucky lady! Going to check out the pattern! Thank you! E x

kristieinbc said...

That shawl is gorgeous! Your friend is going to be very happy when she unwraps her gift!

Lynne said...

Another pretty, pretty shawl. I never get tired of looking at them! The Malabrigo is just perfect for this pattern, showing off all those subtle color variations. I am almost finished a scarf in a green Malabrigo. I love this yarn!

Faith said...

Another beautiful shawl...a friend of mine made an Elise shawl and said how nice it is to make....you don't do things by halves do you! ;-)

I've discovered shawls this year, but haven't made anywhere near as many as you....I've really enjoyed wearing a couple of them too, which i wasn't sure that I would (goodness knows why i was making something I wasn't sure about!)

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi Meredith. I never tire of seeing your beautiful shawls so you just keep on making them. I have bought the yarn to make this shawl but haven't been well enough. One of these days......! Meanwhile I'll just sit back and enjoy yours. Joan

kathy b said...

I love that shawl. YOu never cease to amaze me.
IM heading over to enter the Christmas Basket giveaway..what fun!

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

What a beautiful shawl, a wonderful present, love your knitted ornaments too :) xx

Terriea Kwong said...

Pretty purple shawl and festive ornament. Wish you Merry Christmas and another year filled with creativity.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

That's a beautiful shawl Mere :)

Hannapat said...

Love your shawl and the colour is beautiful. I am definitely going to make these ornaments, but it might be next year as time is against me. They are such a lovely idea xoxo

Hannapat said...

Love your shawl and the colour is beautiful. I am definitely going to make these ornaments, but it might be next year as time is against me. They are such a lovely idea xoxo

Susanne said...

Purple is my youngest daughter's favorite color. It was also my mil's favorite as well. Your friend will love it. I like that pattern too. It is fun and I know exactly why you are hooked on it. I made 3 and sent one to a friend. The other 2 I am debating about. I don't know now who to give them to and so bogged down with this last minute stuff that I am about to go crazy. No matter how I plan, no matter how hard I try, I am always swamped.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

elns said...

Mere, you are amazing with the yarn selections and patterns. I love the sheen on this in the shawl. I'm still hoping to make some knitting ornaments!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love seeing any version, or color of your gorgeous shawls...bring em on.

And your darling knitting ornaments are so cute.

Jen

Petunia Pill said...

Love the color of that shawl! I NEVER get tired of seeing your makes! I'm going to check out the online store you linked to. I've never bought online. Always afraid to when I can't feel it! Why is it that every shawl I see, I want to make...and you and I have already shared our thoughts on shawls. My weather here in VA is either too hot for such things or way too cold! Unlike Goldilocks, I can't find the one that is "just right"! Hugs, A.

forgetmenots blue said...

What a lovely shawl the colour is beautiful.
I love the baubles made from yarn there fab! x

moonstruckcreations said...

I love the shawl, I'm sure the lucky recipient will love it too!!

Helenxx

Jo said...

Your shawl is simply beautiful. Jo x

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh the shawl looks so yummy! Love that color, too.

The yarn ornaments are awesome!

Wishing you a most wonderful day filled with many blessings sweet friend.