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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 .

19 comments:

Santosh Bangar said...

BEAUTIFUL DESIGN AND COLOR OF SHAWL I TRY IT SOON
HI YSSMIN DO FOLLOW ME SO U ALSO ENJOY SOME FOOD RECIPES

Santosh Bangar said...

BEAUTIFUL DESIGN AND COLOR OF SHAWL I TRY IT SOON
HI YSSMIN DO FOLLOW ME SO U ALSO ENJOY SOME FOOD RECIPES

Lekha justin said...

love the colour Yasmin...and its looking beautiful...

Ninu said...

Love the colour and pattern! looks stunning!sure your friend will love this

Hussena said...

your shawl is so beautiful yasmin am sure your friend will love it.

vikki said...

I like the red..I am sure your friend will think of you each time she wraps herself around in it. Just as you think of her when using one of her patterns..Such a wonderful feeling..have a great week

chillin with Quillin said...

Beautiful,I'm sure she will love it!. And what a sweet story!!!
Paula

Yasmin said...

Thank you , Santosh :) the follower tab doesn't seem to work ...but I'm a visitor and love your recipes.

Thank you , Paula,Lekha, Ninu, Vikki and Hussena. The colour is a little darker than in the picture. The sunlight makes it look brighter. I'll let you know her reaction when she gets it :).

g.aruljothiKarikalan said...

wow nice... the life looks more beautiful when such people live around us... really touching relationship

nima said...

that's so sweet. you inspired me to work on that pattern...lovely shawl

Yasmin said...

Thanks , Arulgothi. So true....there are a few people like that who make the world a more beautiful place.

Yasmin said...

Thank you , Nima. Hey, so good to know that I can inspire you !!! After all the inspiration that I get from your beautiful work....I feel so gald. do give it a try ...it's a pretty easy pattern and turns out very beautiful.I'd love to see your shawl- I'm sure it'll be as good as all your work.

Mimi said...

Its a very pretty shawl, Yasmin, takes time and skill to make one. Your story of friendship is sweet and inspiring :)

Yasmin said...

Thanks, Mimi !

Shaheen said...

It's turned out so beautiful! Love it!

Vik said...

Beautiful and a very nice friendship story.

Yasmin said...

Thank you , Shaheen and Vik.

Benzi said...

What a sweet and beautiful gift you're giving this lady...straight from the heart.

Yasmin said...

Thank you , Benzi. I hope she likes it.