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Lida Shawl

by greenrabbitdesigns

The lovely yarn pictured above is Sparrow from the very, very lovely Quince & Co.
It is the most beautifully soft 100% organic linen.

I’m going to knit myself the Lida Shawl. Now when it’s finished I want to wear it as a scarf just like the model on the pattern. I don’t really see myself wearing it as a shawl. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing the matter with shawls and please don’t be offended if you like to wear them, it’s just not me! I like a big scarf when it’s cold (which isn’t going to be for ages yet)!

I’ve already made a start, I just need to keep at it and not put it to the bottom of my knitting bag, you see I’m not very good at making things for myself.

I’m also very easily distracted by new projects, as you can see from this basket…….

There are quite a few W.I.P.’s in there!!!! I have vowed however to do a few rows every day. You would think I didn’t want to make it, I do, I really do, I just know what I’m like! It is a beautiful yarn and it’s going to make a gorgeous scarf. I must be disciplined! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I want you all to keep your fingers crossed for a sunny weekend, the weather forecast is however awful, so you’ve got to wish very hard! We’re off to the Festival of Flight tomorrow in Newcastle, Co Down at the foot of the Mourne Mountains.The air display will include an appearance from the Red Arrows and then in the evening my son’s band will be playing at the music festival. So looking forward to all of that, I just don’t fancy getting soaked!

It’s been lovely ‘seeing’ you all here this week, I hope you have a wonderful weekend whatever your plans. ๐Ÿ™‚

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faith76 August 5, 2011 - 7:58 pm

I would probabyly wear a shawl as a scarf too as never warn a shawl in my life although I think they look very pretty the one’s I have seen. It looks a very pretty delicate shawl/scarf pattern hope you enjoy making it.

Leah x

Amanda Wytas-Ackermann August 5, 2011 - 8:03 pm

Oh I have the same guilty habit! Your basket full of treasures looks wonderful though and I know you’ll finish all of them in due time.
Wishing you a bright, warm weekend – have a great time ๐Ÿ™‚

Ruth August 5, 2011 - 8:09 pm

I love both the yarn and the pattern! Can’t wait to see your scarf finished!! ๐Ÿ™‚

harmony and rosie August 5, 2011 - 8:53 pm

What beautiful yarn, the colour is stunning and will work so well with your shawl. Looking good so far!

We’ve just seen the red arrows today, if there are any good photos I’ll be posting some next week. It was so exciting seeing them. Good luck to your son for tomorrow, hope the rain stays away!

Happy weekend x

@home August 5, 2011 - 9:11 pm

What beautiful wool, I can’t wait to see the finished scarf… I know it isn’t going to be cold for ages and ages yet, but the leaves are beginning to turn on the trees ๐Ÿ™ so I wouldn’t leave it too long ๐Ÿ™‚
Sue Xxx

Simone August 5, 2011 - 9:18 pm

I think the shawl looks beautiful and lacy. I would definitely wear it! I love your basket with all your neat projects lined up inside. If only I could be that tidy! Have a lovely weekend and don’t forget your brolly! x

Jane August 5, 2011 - 11:29 pm

That looks like gorgeous yarn there, your scarf will be beautiful. It’s so soft and gentle, almost like a cobweb. I shall have fingers and toes crossed for you Vivienne for good weather but enjoy your trip anyway. Have a great weekend,
Jane x

Annie August 6, 2011 - 1:54 am

The Quince & Co yarns are gorgeous aren’t they. I have some skeins of their Tern just waiting to be made into a shawly sort of scarf. Looking forward to seeing your finished LIda.

Can you have too many WIPs? Or should that be WsIP?

jooles August 6, 2011 - 9:20 am

what a beautiful shawl and the yarn looks divine.
Don’t worry about WIP’s i have a drawer of them :o)
can’t wait to see your progress and have a lovely time at the festival Vivienne
jooles x

Patty August 6, 2011 - 6:48 pm

Most unusual shade, I think it is going to look lovely and there’s something a bit more practical about a scarf. Best of luck with progress, it seems a lot of us have many WIP’s on the go but I think it can be said for many creative folk.
Enjoy the festival, take your brolly! x

thelinencat August 7, 2011 - 9:44 am

The yarn looks lovely (and the pattern) and I’m with you in that I’d never wear a shawl but love scarves. Actually that’s not entirely true, I do own some shawls that belonged to my Gran which I sometimes wear in the Winter indoors to keep my shoulders warm but I’d never wear them outdoors. Wonder why that is?

My box of WIP’s is HUGE ๐Ÿ™‚

Kristyne August 7, 2011 - 7:37 pm

Ohhhh, fighter jets! I love fly bys and such. Always very thrilling. Especially with the colored smoke. Would you be surprised to know that I once dated an RAF pilot? He was much too old for me though … I think he would have been big trouble if I’d allowed things to continue … ๐Ÿ˜‰

K @ Aurora Blythe August 9, 2011 - 5:25 pm

Your basket of WIPs is so homey and cozy. Made my heart warm to see it =)

crochetingdoc August 11, 2011 - 12:13 pm

Oh my, that yarn looks absolutely delicious!! Cannot wait to see the finished project!
Have a nice day,
Liz

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