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some shawls are not meant to be photographed

April 10, 2014

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Brooklyn Tweed’s Rock Island Shawl has been on my to-knit list for years. It was one of the first shawl patterns I saw on ravelry that I really liked but the knitting skill level needed (4 out of 5) intimidated me.  I’ve knitted a lot of shawls over the past years and didn’t come upon a pattern that I couldn’t tackle. So when BT had all their patterns on sale (I think it was on Valentine’s Day.) I purchased it and took it to Florida with me as my vacation knitting. I didn’t take any other knitting with me so I couldn’t back out.

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I didn’t finish knitting the shawl in Florida but I got the most intimidating part done – the lace border. Looking back, my fear of the pattern was baseless because it wasn’t hard to knit, it just took some patience and concentration.

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Turns out taking pictures of the shawl is much harder than knitting the shawl.

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The color of the yarn (it’s Wollmeise Lace in the color ‘Ruby Thursday’) seems to be impossible to capture with my camera. Quite frustrating because it’s such a pretty color in reality.

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Last but not least, an ‘Autobahn knitting’ photo. I love seeing in-progress pictures so I’m gonna share more of those on the blog.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Nancy April 10, 2014 at 13:29

    It's lovely and such a pretty color!

  • Reply Lisa-24-7 April 11, 2014 at 20:42

    I still can't figure out how to properly wear a lot of my shawls, I guess I need to google that. But I love this one! Lovely color and perfect pattern. I agree, something looks intimidating at first, but in the end it's usually not.

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