some shawls are not meant to be photographed

April 10, 2014

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.

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.

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

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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  • 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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