Monday, August 20, 2012

Big Bang ! ! !

Sheldon and Leonard is FINISHED!!!


Our Camp Loopy Project 3 Challenge:

must use two or more colors
must use at least 500 yards in one item
must use a pattern new to us
must complete between July 27 - Aug 27
must be posted to the Project 3 Photo Gallery
at The Loopy Ewe website.

My Sheldon and Leonard Shawl
is knit using 540 yards of pashmina yarn
[75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere]
in the colors Lapis and Whitewash

I love the way it's designed to hug my shoulders while staying close to my neck
Oh, how it wraps 'round to snuggle me. 
There's enough shawl to tie in front for accent.
A BIG WIN! ! ! 

Gotta love the Loopy Ewe for providing these three challenges this summer
while treating us like special, special friends.
Whoot!  Whoot!

now I must go post to the Photo Gallery

hugs
Did you check out all those pointy-points at the border's edge?

20 comments:

  1. I did notice all the point-points. Good job on the blocking as well as the knitting. Blue is a nice color for you.

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    1. Points, points and more points.
      What fun! ! ! ! I sure wanted them to be pointy, Betty, even if it took weaving those blocking wires through each and every one of them.
      I think the results are terrific.

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  2. Very pretty! You did a great job!

    I bought an antique crochet turtle today. It's actually a soap holder. I never had the crochet talent.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment, Patti. It was a fun knit and I love the shaping. Think it'll be great this winter IF it ever gets cold.

      I crochet but right now my PASSION is knitting. As the Knitting Meter in the upper right sidebar documents. Yikes that's alot of miles.

      hugs

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  3. Gee Whiz! Lots of points! You have blocked them beautifully. This is the "short row" shawl that I have been waiting to see--very pretty the way it hugs your neck and shoulders.

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    1. You're right Anna Marie. Lots of points. Wendy D Johnson's creative talent never ceases to impress me.
      I'm looking forward to wearing this an awful lot this winter.

      hugs

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  4. Definitely a super snuggly shawl that is perfect for you! And yes, I'm still obsessed with that gorgeous blue! Congrats on the completion of yet another beautiful project!

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    1. Thanks, Ivy. It is a gorgeous blue, isn't it.

      Camp Loopy certainly does put out the challenges. And I love each one of them.

      Have a wonderful Autumn.

      hugs

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  5. Lovely. It fits so nicely. Must say I'm surprised to see all those points since a picot edge wasn't your thing. I know this is different and it looks very nice on you. Great job (as usual)

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    1. Thanks, it does fit snuggley at the neckline and through the shoulders.

      You're right about me and Picots.
      However, these points are along the lines of the Hitchhiker.
      Achieved with bind offs with each sequence repeat.

      Wendy D Johnson worked her genius to make this a very easy knit to achieve a wonderous shawl.

      hugs

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    1. Thanks, Barb.
      I am so delinquent in following my favorite blogs, however, Camp Loopy has occupied more time this summer than I care to admit to.
      Well, Camp Loopy is over for 2012 Summer and my blogging and blog reading will return to 'normal'.
      My sewing machine is out and at the ready. There are several quilt tops that are aching to be quilted.
      hugs

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  7. You and I must have been thinking the same thing for CL 3 ... Blue and Grey. This looks amazing. Wow, and all those pointy points! I love how you had one colour at the end and so it really is a show stopper when you are wearing it. A lot of work in that piece. Well Done!!

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    1. I really like the 'fit' at the neckline and the shoulders. I think that once our weather cools it'll be worn pretty darn often.
      hugs

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    1. If they paly their cards right, Sheldon & Leonard just may tag along with me this evening when I go to McAlister's for Knit Nite.
      hugs

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  9. Oh my goodness, that's gorgeous! Your points are so even and perfect!

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    1. Hey, Julie Rose, great to Plurk-up with ya.
      Thanks for checking out my blog and really hope you'll be back often.

      Those points! ! ! Wendy D Johnson, I'm certain, wants each and everyone of these babies to show their stuff. I ran the blocking wire through each and every tip and it's worth the effort.

      hugs

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  10. Those pointy points are quite a pain, aren't they? When I did my summerflies shawl, I pinned out all 197 points when I blocked it. Oy! Yours looks wonderful, as your work always does.
    Joanna

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    1. It did take a long time for those dang pointies. But I sat down when I did them so I would be bent over for the following week.

      I'm particularly proud of Sheldon and Leonard. I love the way it fits 'round the shoulders.

      I'll probably knit this one again. Ohhhhhhh, all those points to block.

      hugs

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