Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Knots of Love
That is what I call this shawl- Knots of Love. I had made this shawl some time back but never got around to posting about it. There were internet issues, then blogger issues and then so many other things....Finally I took the pictures today before packing it up to send it to my dear friend.
This is made for a dear old lady with lots and lots of love. This is a very special person to me because she has inspired me so much with the beauty of her knitting. I actually decided to learn knitting after seeing her gorgeous works.
This shawl is called ' Midsummer night's shawl ' and is designed by one of my favourites designers Lisa Naskrent of Crochet Garden. The deisgn has a lot of fine details but as usual the pictures don't show it. I hope my dear friend likes it.
The funny thing is that we never met each other, yet there is this strange bond of love. She made a little book of pattern hand written and even put in actual swatches of the pattern stitches for me. This time she even sent me her own book of knitting patterns - something she had compiled and preserved for many years. I had no idea ...when she heard my sister was visiting us she just gave the package to her for me. Can you imagine ?...I was totally astounded!!! Got a bit teary too :)
I am so touched with her kindness and love. I feel very lucky ! Some people are truly 'kindered spirits' (in the words of Anne of Green gables). Now that it is rainy and cold in Bangalore , I hope she enjoys using this shawl.
Some more pictures :
ETA : the rest of the pictures are not uploading ...maybe later .