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Wednesdays Are For Knitting

As Hillary pointed out to me last week, it can be hard to fit in knitting projects on the blog these days. Tuesdays , Thursdays and Fridays are pretty tied up with themes and Mondays are usually about weekend activities so that really only leaves Wednesdays to talk about knitting.

Last week I remembered that I never showed you pictures of the other thing I knit for Margene. Susan came up with an idea, right before Margene’s surgery, for she and I to each knit a half of a shawl. She volunteered to find the pattern, send me the yarn, graft the two halves together once we finished, and then present it to Margene when she got home from the hospital. I was thrilled to do it!

clementine shawlette

The pattern is the Clementine Shawlette from Interweave Knits, Spring 2007. And the yarn is Louisa Harding Kashmir DK.

clementine shawlette half

We each got 35 full repeats done and, while I was worried that our gauges would be different and obvious when the pieces were grafted together, Susan assured me that they were remarkably similar.

clementine shawlette end

She also assured me that Margene was quite thrilled with our handiwork.

Margene Wearing Clementine

I’d say, given the smile on Margene’s  face (in a photo that Susan sent me – thanks!), that Susan wasn’t exagerrating.

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  1. Wow, what a shawl, and what a project.

    Yes, I would be shy about two knitters meeting up with the same gauge in the middle. Congrats on matching up!

    You reminded me, however, of the old Muscatine, IA bridge over the Mississippi. The builders started out from both sides of the river…and missed! There was a significant jog in the bridge to connect the two sides. I HATED driving that bridge!

  2. A sensational idea. Nothing aids healing like the love and care of good friends. That lovely shawl has certainly done more than keep Margene’s shoulders warm. What a blessing. Enjoy today, Carole!

  3. A beautiful shawl, a beautiful gift from two friends: a circle of two friends holding the third friend gently in their “knitted arms.”

    And a beautiful Margene, too!

  4. I love that it’s a Carole/Susan collaboration — gorgeous and special. BTW, after October, I’m having Carole withdrawal!!!

  5. Oh, the wonders of blocking. Although, truly, our gauges were almost identical. Are we knitting twins separated at birth? Were you also born at Norwood Hospital?? 😉

  6. Awww.. lookey all that yarney love surrounding our dear one. What a fabulous gift idea – and she can have a virtual hug whenever days get too long.
    It’s beautiful Carole.

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