Tuesday, August 27, 2013



How beautifully leaves grow old. 
How full of light and color are their
last days. 
~John Burroughs 



Sandness by Gunrun Johnston,
published in Wool People 5,
has to be one of my top 
knits. This sweet pattern is a
whopping 13 pages long and
very well written, even showing
you photos for the cast on.
in Ravelry Red on a size 6 needles
and blocked aggressively since
I wanted it light and airy; a shawl
to lightly cover your shoulders
on a cool night, something

This shawl is a gift for someone
very special in my life, but I have
plans in the near future to cast on
another one, this time for me.

Project page here.


  1. Oh Tracey, it is beautiful!

  2. Whoever is getting that shawl is one very lucky person and deeply loved :) You did a lovely job :)

  3. I'm not usually a fan of red, but I must say that your shawl turned out *beautifully!*

  4. oh, Tracey!!! It turned out so beautifully!!! What a labor of love!!! And to think you are going to tackle this one again!!!! (what a knitter!!!!!!)

  5. It;s knitted up beautifully Tracey and such a gorgeous colour. Lucky friend.

    Thanks for introducing to the Wool People, new to me...lovely projects.

  6. Absolutely stunning! The recipient of this gift is one lucky person!

  7. it turned out beautifully. that is going to make someone very very happy. what an amazing gift. :)

  8. Absolutely RED HOT !!!!!

    Great color and pattern

    Lucky recipient


  9. Wow Tracey- it is so beautiful! Love that you chose red for the color- it goes so well- what a lovely shawl you made. The patience you had for all that detail- simply stunning!

  10. Wowzers! 13 paged pattern? That sounds so daunting yet as a former teacher who used to type out a 6-8 sub plan, I understand. You knitted one beautiful shawl. That is certainly something to be proud of. Its recipient will be thrilled.

  11. Stunning. Simply beautiful. I love it, Tracey!