One of my favorite shawl patterns is Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Stonington Shawl. This one was knitted with Elsebeth Lavold’s Silky Wool. I wear this around the house quite a bit in the fall.
This shawl is my own design using some lace patterns from a pattern book. It won a first place ribbon at our county fair several years ago. I can’t recall the yarn I used but it’s a singles yarn. I always intended to write the pattern down but I still haven’t managed to do that. It is a nice shawl for wearing to Mass in summer when the A/C is a bit cool.
This is a hap shawl that I knitted from Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool. It’s very warm on cold winter nights. I’d like to knit another one out of DK weight yarn, perhaps with some of my own hand-spun yarn.
There are a couple of Pi Shawls that I like but I’ve not be able to get good photos yet. I’ll try again another time and post them when I do.
I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl.
I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles.
In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s.
I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.
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