Friday, July 30, 2010

Haruni - My First Lace Shawl


In my spare moments, I've been hunkered over this little basket of goodies for the past couple of weeks.


Hand-dyed wool with a smidgen of silk and bamboo.

Finally, to be able to block it... wet and staked out with pin after pin, waiting to dry and be done.


I continue to be absolutely amazed at how a ball of string (yarn) and two sticks (knitting needles) can be wielded to create objects such as this... I continue to marvel that someone ever imagined how to!


This is an Emily Ross pattern called Haruni, which means grandmother (in Tolkien's elfin language).


It is exciting to be done... But, I'm movin' on...


And, I have already started on the next project...


It is pink... pale, soft pink.   (no... that doesn't mean I'm looking forward to another Little One yet) 

26 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, that is beautiful. Do I hear a hint that you have another little one on the way?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Kim, I can see how the "haruni" and the pink led to a thought of a new grandbaby... not as far as I know... the pink is for someone else... Thank you for your always kind thoughts. Tanna

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful. I can appreciate every stitch.
A friday's favorite for sure!

Chatty Crone said...

That is truly beautiful and I too can't imagine how something so lovely comes from yarn. You also have to have some talent and know what you're doing too! And you have it.

sandie

From the Kitchen said...

I have wanted to be a knitter. I've known the basic stitches since I was a child (I'm from the south where all little girls learn the basics of many things). I've made a few scarves, one sweater (it wouldn't go over my head when finished) and a baby shawl. What you have produced here is not just knitting, it is a work of art. Truly beautiful.

Best,
Bonnie

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

So lovely! I wish I could knit, but --maybe someday!

Christine said...

It just totally amazes me that someone can take ball of yarn and create such a beautiful shawl!
Beautiful!!

Deb said...

it is beautiful....

a little bit of everything said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your shawl. It is exquisite! You must have such patience for such intricate work. It is just lovely...

Solar Powered said...

noni, i'm blown away again. it really is exquisite. your posts make me calm lately, i love it.

MandG said...

Stunning!

Julie Harward said...

Hi there...ok, this is what I love about blogging...not knowing you from Adam and then meeting here and connecting and feeling like I just love you already! It is so amazing to meet such wonderful women through blogging!
Your little grandson is quite a guy I can tell...cutest ever! I have a darling 1 year old Ella that would love him! LOL
Your hand work here is just divine...not many do that kind of work anymore. I have added you to my blog list and will follow you! :D

Debbie said...

It totally amazes me, too! Just amazing! And who thought of it? You got me! That shawl is amazingly beautiful! Fortunate the woman who wears it!

Tara said...

Beau-ti-ful!

Hugs,
Tara

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh! It is so lovely!
Dottie

Katherine said...

It's beautiful and looks great on that bed! Great job!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh my goodness! That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, Tanna! Amazing! I have never seen a pattern like that! I laughed out loud when I saw the ruffled rose print pilow on your bed...I have the same bedding! lol "Sisters" indeed! Needless to say, I was not surprised to see that you also have spider lilies and a FABULIOUS French grain sack pillow! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

nanny said...

Another masterpiece!!! So delicate!
There is alot more to it than a ball of yarn and two needles....your talent and patience are amazing!!!

Amanda said...

Ooooooo. Ahhhhhhhh. The Haruni is gorgeous! Stunning. Exquisite indeed. I can't wait to see it in person. I've decided I think you need to wear it on the dinner cruise! We may have to keep LM away, though. He might destroy all you've worked so hard to create.

Dana said...

It looks great! Can't wait to see pics of you wearing it!

I'm about 60 pages into The Girl Who Played with Fire. It's good - very similar to the first so far. I've heard from friends that it ends with such an amazing cliffhanger that you will want to immediately go out and get the third.

Darlene said...

That is TRULY GORGEOUS!!! WOW, I can't even imagine how to make something that beautiful!!! I sure hope to learn someday.♥

Diana said...

It's beautiful!! Love the color.

Andrea said...

This is beautiful! I've been wanting to knit this but haven't quite been prepared enough to take it on just yet.

Susan said...

Your shawl is beautiful!! What yarn did you use? I am glad I found you through your winning at "My Kind of Cooking"

Sandra said...

Tanna -- That is absolutely beautiful! It really makes me wish I had shown more interest when my mother wanted to teach me to crochet (several different times).

podso said...

The detail is amazing, when I think of the old crocheted shawls we used to make --this is far more delicate and beautiful. I love the color.

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