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Wednesdays Are For Knitting: Through the Loops Mystery Shawl 2014

Like so many of my knitting friends, I spent the month of June working on the Through the Loops Mystery Shawl. I bought the yarn from Black Trillium Fibre Studio and I managed to keep up with the weekly clues, finishing the entire thing on the 6th of July.

shawl 1 for carole knits

It’s beautiful and I love it. The colors are stunning and progress from light to dark in an awesome way.

marys shawl 2 for carole knits

I do wish there was more of the darkest color than just a couple of rows and the bind off, since that’s my favorite, though.

marys shawl 3 for carole knits

But still – beautiful. And really fun to knit. The pattern was challenging but not too difficult. Entertaining without being frustrating. And all the more enjoyable because I was knitting along (virtually, of course) with a whole whack of other friends.

marys shawl 4 for carole knits

Now here comes the part you’ll probably find surprising: I gave it away. Yes, indeed. As much as I love it, I realized about halfway through the process that it just wasn’t meant to be mine, it was meant to belong to my sister-in-law, Mary.

marys shawl 5 for carole knits

And so, I gave it to her as a gift for her 60th birthday. She was thrilled and I am happy that it has gone to a good and loving home.

Of course, this means I will have to knit another one.

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  1. A beautiful gift! I, like many of us, wished the last clue had more of the darkest color. Yours reminds me of a persimmon.

  2. Wow! Stunning. Your crazy knit skill is only exceeded by your generosity!

  3. As part of the whack pack, I was so happy to knit along with you for this project. It turned out beautifully. How wonderful that you gave it to exactly the right person.

  4. The best part was knitting along with favorite peeps! Seeing the shawl in a variety of colors from blue to pink to gray to orange, showed just how cool the pattern is. I love your persimmon, so warm, and refreshing. It just pops! You have always been a generous knitter and a 60th birthday is very special. You made hers that much better!

  5. Whack pack….I love it..ha! Kidding aside, your shawl is so beautiful and I was happy to knit along with some of my favorite peeps. Here’s to the next one! xoxo

  6. It’s gorgeous, Carole!! It was wonderful to knit it together with you and so many other friends. Your sis-in-law is one lucky woman!!

  7. That is just gorgeous! I know that Mary will love it (and wear it) well. I may have to add that to my queue!

  8. Tha color is so you, Carole. You are definitely a better person (notice I didn’t say than what). You definitely need to make another one!

  9. Carole that is simply stunning. Knit a longs are so much fun. As I was reading your post I got mid-way through and thought “I bet she gifted this to somebody”. And I was right. Cause you’re just cool that way!

  10. It’s beautiful and so lovely of you to gift it. I’ve seen yours and Kym’s and Margene’s now, and they all are so pretty.

  11. It’s beautiful!!

    I’m enjoying knitting mine – I’m almost finished with the 3rd clue. I got a late start because I had to finish a shawl that was a gift.

    I love seeing the different colors everyone used.

  12. Lovely! You did a great job with the blocking too. I need to re-block mine. I did it outside on a perfect day and it dried as fast as I could pin it! Lesson learned 🙂

  13. Just stunning! The gradient and design are a perfect match exceeded only by your knitting. How gracious of you to gift this to your sister-in-law!

  14. Stunning! And what a lovely thing to give it as a present. I’m not surprised your SIL is thrilled with it. 🙂

  15. it was fun knitting along with so many folks…your SIL is a lucky girl to have this one. (what colors are you going to use for yours?!)

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