Art in the mail!

I’m speechless.  Or I was speechless… then I decided that I had to come up with at least a few words to go with the pictures, because I totally had to show you the pictures.

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Do you see the beads?  The multicolors in the beads are the same as all the colors in the shawl.

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And all the textures!  I always think of shawls as fundamentally two dimensional… This one absolutely isn’t.

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Every border is different.  Every section is different.  I always have a hard time neatly picking up stitches to knit on borders… I can tell from the color changes that the borders were knitted on, not stitched on, but I can’t figure out which side she did it from.  I guess if I can’t tell which side is the “public” side and which side is supposed to be the other side, it won’t matter which way I wear it 🙂 .

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This edge was knitted continuously with the section, I think.  I’ve spent HOURS admiring the details in this shawl and being amazed at the workmanship.

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Sharon, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You are an amazing knitter, and I know how many, many hours (..weeks… months… years….) went into this shawl.  I am truly humbled that you made this art especially for me.   Thank you.

9 thoughts on “Art in the mail!

  1. Wow is a good word to describe this shawl ! Any chance of a full photo of the garment ? Looks fascinating.

  2. Hi Mom! I know who that lady is and you don’t!

    Ok, fine, Nana knows who knit that. But she told me, so the knowledge is passed on.

  3. Elizabeth,

    Your mother and I saw this shawl near completion at the quilt shop one evening. It is a work of art and it was made with love. Sharon did a beautiful job on it.

    Teri

  4. Elizabeth,
    I am so glad you like the shawl! The shawl pattern was the first time I ever knitted anything that complex. I had lots of help from the knitting shop in Kazoo.

    Sharon

  5. Sharon, it’s truly stunning. And the fact that it was a challenge to you tells us even more what a wonderful powerful prayer shawl it is!

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