Tuesday, July 16, 2013

LEAVES OF GRASS

."..And of these one and all
I weave the song of myself"

~ Walt Whitman
 Leaves of Grass






 
 






 
 
 
 
For the last three days I
have not done much except
knit. This morning around
9:30 a.m. I finally finished
immediately blocked it and
then took it for a photo shoot.
 
Can I  tell you how much
I love this shawl? I do. It
is truthfully the most beautiful
item I have ever knit and
now I just have to wait for
the temperatures to fall out
of the 90's and the humidity
to drop below 2,000 %[ oh yes,
that is what it feels like]  so I
can wear it. Or else I may just
turn the a/c down and wrap myself
up in it.;)
 
The pattern was super easy
as long as you pay attention
to what row you are suppose
to be knitting..ahem. Now
I am back to working on my
other Leaves of Grass, although
this one may be a long time
project.
 
If you have never knit with
charts before I would highly
recommend trying out one of
Jared Flood's patterns, they are
well written, such a joy
to knit and if I can follow a
chart I know you can. Really,
charts are easier than written
patterns so go ahead and
try one then let me know
what you think.
 
Oh, and the figs are finally
ready . It's been a great
day here and I hope
yours was too. 





37 comments:

  1. I LOVE it, Tracey!! Well done and I'm so glad you decided to give it a try ~ now you know you can knit anything :)

    Proud of you! Melissa

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  2. Hooray! It's done. Gorgeous shawl and fantastic color.

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  3. You are so clever, this look wonderful. I bet you can't wait to wrap yourself up in it. A baby would look wonderful wrapped in this too.

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  4. Oh my goodness...it is beautiful, and it looks lovely on you.

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  5. Oh, Tracey! It's so beautiful! I simply adore the picture of you leaning on the fence. (:

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  6. oh tracey! it's beautiful! you have a leaves of grass! i am so happy you tried and made it, and it is so lovely. i told you it was a simple knit, but with spectacular results. enjoy this treasure my friend!

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  7. Tracey! it turned out beautifully, that green is perfect! here is to some chilly nights so you can wrap yourself up in your beautiful shawl. :)

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  8. Well, the temp is in the mid 60s here, so you just have to come over and sit here with your shawl. It is just breathtakingly beautiful - well done lady xxx

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  9. you are definitely a master knitter! I love the photos and you look so very happy in them :) The shawl is a work of art may you get your wish of cooler temps soon and send some chill up to me!!

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  10. That is just gorgeous! Well done, you!

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  11. Oh, Tracey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It truly was a labor of love.....and worth every single tiny stitch!!!!!! (and endless row on chart E!!!) b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!

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  12. Eveything looks so gorgeous, your shawl, the color of the yarn, the tree, everything.

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  13. Oh my goodness - that is SO beautiful!!!

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  14. Beautiful! Your knitting is getting better with each project.......p.s. your hair is so pretty:)

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  15. Tracey, it is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on finishing your beautiful shawl.

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  16. Stunning! I say drop the AC and wear it to your hearts content!

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  17. wow! how beautiful! lovely pictures! what a treasure! :)

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  18. Stunning - both the shawl and the photos.

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  19. that shawl is almost as beautiful as you.
    XO

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  20. Beautiful, just beautiful Tracey (you and the shawl!) How perfect is that green? That it matches the grass so well, wow! Great color choice! Have a lovely day!!

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  21. Tracey! It's stunning. What an accomplishment. I'm so proud of you!

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  22. Applause!!! I am so happy you have your leave of grass done. It is beautiful! I am so happy for you. It is such a rewarding project isn't it?!

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  23. Such a beautiful shawl! I love it! Great job. Don't know if I told you already, but I had to take my old blog private and am trying to let all my "blogging friends" know. I have started anew and am no longer posting to the old blog. Please feel free to visit, comment and follow if you would like. Have a great week!
    http://dayinthelife2013.blogspot.com/

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  24. Gorgeous! The shawl is nice too!

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  25. Gasp! It's gorgeous Tracey – absolutely gorgeous!

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  26. Congratulations on finishing! Absolutely gorgeous (and the 2nd to last picture I LOVE!!).

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  27. Oh my it is so, so lovely. I have long admired this pattern but am yet to think about starting one.
    Congratulations on finishing.
    Have a beautiful week.

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  28. Gorgeous.
    Lovely knit in a perfect colour.
    Enjoy admiring it until the weather cooperates.

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  29. Oh wow! Your shawl is beautiful. Truly a work of art:)

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  30. The first word that popped into my mind while looking at your shawl photos was WOW! It's absolutely lovely. And the color is simply perfect too. Happy knitting!

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  31. Stunning. And beautiful. Oh, yes...and the shawl, too! xoxo

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