Sunday, November 26, 2006

Hexagon Spider's Web Shawl

Hello, my name is Alison and I am insane. I got this book a couple days after its release and I fell in love with a lot of the shawls, but for some reason the huge, Hexagon Spider's Web called to me. I told myself that it would be lovely in some of Webs coned alpaca silk. I'm in a purple phase, so I was thinking eggplant. I placed my yarn order and got the yarn and started the shawl. I worked on nothing else and realized, hey, I have a holiday party coming up and this purple will go lovely with a silver dress. So, I figured out exactly how many rows I had to knit each day in order to finish and block by December 2 and tried to do at least one more and neglected housework, husband and kids, but I did finish.

More details and specs on my blog. I do love this shawl and I love the book and will probably do tons more in the book, but hopefully not at such an insane pace. I can't wait to see what else everyone is working on!

11 comments:

judy said...

Wow! That is beautiful! I have about 4 ounces of Jaggerspun Zephyr in a pale purple color to make the half hex shawl.

Heather said...

Beautiful! I cant wait to get my book (should arrive tomorrow)

Brenda said...

Very beautiful! It will look great with the silver dress. I am glad you realize that you are insane, but at least your insanity led to a thing of beauty. Congratulations!

hege said...

My god, that is just amazing! It looks beautiful, and will really be perfect with a silver dress. Enjoy wearing it! (I have not even decided on what to make yet, although I have been studying the book :)

Marsha said...

Oh my goodness - it's beautiful! That's some serious dedication!!

Sande Francis said...

Gosh, Beautiful hardly covers it. I just love that book - I couldn't decide what to make first, but the amount of handspun on hand made the decision for me. I'm on the Harebell Lace fichu -got the neckband done and am in the first 7 sts of attaching the harebell and edging.

I looked at other stuff on your blog - how many balls of Gloss did the Wool Peddler's take? I bought a few balls with scarves in mind...

sandeleh@sbcglobal.net

Janice in GA said...

Wow, well done!

jacqueline said...

Oh wow alison! that is just gorgeous

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous. You're setting a good example for all of us.

Michelle said...

You are insane.
But in the best possible way.
Congratulations - it's gorgeous!

Queen Mudd said...

You are not insane, you are a "Lace Knitting Godess"!