April 26, 2006
To say I'm happy would be the understatement of the fucking year!
I have no clue as to how I'm going to properly photograph it. It's magnificent. If I thought it wouldn't detract too much from the shawl, I'd go to the wedding wearing nothing but this beauty. The beads are cool against my arm and gently remind me of their presence. The yarn is soft. It's (amazingly) light. It's perfect.
Anticipationas a form of procrastination.
Posted by Cara at April 26, 2006 05:31 PM
Oh, those pictures are beautiful. What a sophisticated shawl that will be!
Posted by: Mary-Heather at April 26, 2006 05:37 PM
Posted by: nikki at April 26, 2006 05:54 PM
I love your pictures!
Posted by: Christie at April 26, 2006 05:57 PM
Wonderful, wonderful pictures. I especially like the first one.
Posted by: naomi at April 26, 2006 06:08 PM
Gorgeous!!! I may just jump on the black shawl bandwagon after all! Thanks for the inspiration!
Posted by: Leah at April 26, 2006 06:20 PM
Posted by: liz at April 26, 2006 06:42 PM
Damn Cara- That's alot of black lace. Are you sure you didn't go blind? It's beautiful.
Posted by: Julia at April 26, 2006 06:44 PM
The shawl is breathtaking. I cannot wait to see the whole thing after it dries!
Posted by: silverarrowknits at April 26, 2006 06:44 PM
Your pictures are always such a pleasure to view.
Posted by: Aija at April 26, 2006 06:45 PM
Gorgeous. You're such a tease :-)
Posted by: Stephanie at April 26, 2006 06:55 PM
Wow. Just, wow. It is stunning.
Posted by: Michelle at April 26, 2006 07:17 PM
Totally perfect. Look out for me, hiding outside your door... :)
Posted by: Chris at April 26, 2006 07:31 PM
Wow, that's a stunning shawl. It doesn't matter what dress you wear.
Posted by: gale (she shoots sheep shots) at April 26, 2006 07:35 PM
Totally gorgeous and stunningly beautiful. That's one of the best ''why we knit'' garments I've seen. You will look beautiful.
Posted by: Emma at April 26, 2006 07:37 PM
That is so fabulous. No matter what you wear underneath (although SOMETHING is probably a good idea) or how many chocolate chip cookies you eat for breakfast (although personally, I think brownies go better with coffee) you'll upstage everyone at the wedding with that gorgeous.
And on an unrelated note, I could sit here are reload your page all day to look at the photos on top change. That is too cool.
Posted by: Theresa at April 26, 2006 07:39 PM
Incredible!! Don't go upstaging the bride :)
Posted by: jillian at April 26, 2006 07:41 PM
And you were considering another repeat . . . mess with perfection?! This is stunningly, sumptuously GORGEOUS.
Posted by: Carol Dean at April 26, 2006 07:47 PM
That's absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!!
Posted by: Nonnahs at April 26, 2006 07:55 PM
She's absolutely beautiful. You will receive many many compliments.
Posted by: Nurseshar at April 26, 2006 08:02 PM
Your right, it is magnificent!
Posted by: Ramona at April 26, 2006 08:18 PM
Perfection. OMG, Cara, it's just gorgeous. I would love to see a portrait of the two of them -- because I know where this one is reposing in all its splendor!!
Posted by: Vicki at April 26, 2006 08:29 PM
Spectacular. Just. Spectacular.
Posted by: Jane at April 26, 2006 08:38 PM
Oh, it's so beautiful! I want one! I just have to finish the shawl I'm working on first! Congratulations on your new beauty!
Posted by: Maryann at April 26, 2006 08:38 PM
Gorgeous dahhhling, just simply gorgeous!!! you will look devine in your newly minted shawl. Make sure you tell EVERYONE that you did it your very-own-self!!!!
Posted by: Susanne at April 26, 2006 08:47 PM
Absolutely amazing. You will be gorgeous!
So. Fun. Talking to you!!!
Posted by: Jenny at April 26, 2006 09:00 PM
I can tell how absolutely gorgeous it is! It's a fabulous pattern and your interpretation with beads is fabulous!
Posted by: Carole at April 26, 2006 09:24 PM
Posted by: Katie at April 26, 2006 09:26 PM
it's beautiful. a success!
Posted by: maryse at April 26, 2006 09:32 PM
And, if anyone is going to figure out how to get fabulous photos, you will!
Posted by: --Deb at April 26, 2006 09:39 PM
Me too! Me too! I love it.
The miracle of knitting is nothing compared to the miracle of blocking. wowie. xox Kay
Posted by: Kay at April 26, 2006 09:41 PM
Beautiful, beautiful shawl!
Posted by: Angelia at April 26, 2006 09:45 PM
Holy Toledo. I am out of adjectives. Great blocking job too (I always have trouble getting the points perfect).
Posted by: Lucia at April 26, 2006 10:06 PM
She's a beauty! And the pics are wonderful!
Posted by: amanda at April 26, 2006 10:07 PM
Posted by: Faith at April 26, 2006 10:39 PM
It's really quite beautiful. Excellent work! What pattern is it?
Posted by: Ava at April 26, 2006 11:33 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! You did a fantastic job!
Posted by: Oiyi at April 26, 2006 11:58 PM
I love it. I can't wait to see pictures of you in it.
Posted by: Kimberly at April 27, 2006 12:19 AM
It's fabulous! And in black...phew! Gorgeous.
Posted by: Jan at April 27, 2006 12:24 AM
Wow. It's amazing.
Posted by: Scout at April 27, 2006 12:32 AM
beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!!!!
Posted by: Julia at April 27, 2006 03:17 AM
WOWEE! It is such an amazing process, watching lace being knitted and the transformation as it is blocked.
The shawl is stunning. But don't forget that you are gorgeous too! And no upstaging the bride by being naked hahahhahahahahah
Posted by: Abi at April 27, 2006 04:47 AM
Posted by: Jeanne at April 27, 2006 05:04 AM
ooh! Stunning You must post a photo of you wearing it at the wedding. I would love to see what it looks like with the dress.
Posted by: janine at April 27, 2006 06:03 AM
It is fantastic! But you already know that!
Posted by: Annie at April 27, 2006 06:20 AM
Posted by: jacqueline at April 27, 2006 06:33 AM
It's beautiful. Just beautiful. I have to make a black shawl - will it make me go blind??? I'm in awe!
Posted by: Chris at April 27, 2006 06:49 AM
Poor bride - no one will notice her except the groom.
Posted by: DebbieB at April 27, 2006 06:55 AM
OMG!!! That is amazingly beautifil, Cara. I canot wait to see a picture of you wearing it!
Posted by: Jackie at April 27, 2006 07:28 AM
Posted by: Wendy at April 27, 2006 07:54 AM
I love it. It is such a different look in the solid black than the handpainted one my mom knit. Lovely dear!
Posted by: Kathleen at April 27, 2006 08:08 AM
Cara, it is stunning! I love the black! and the little beads are just perfect! :)
Posted by: Lolly at April 27, 2006 08:18 AM
Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely gorgeous, Cara! Well worth it I'd say.
Posted by: Ann at April 27, 2006 08:25 AM
Posted by: Liz K. at April 27, 2006 08:29 AM
Posted by: hillary at April 27, 2006 08:29 AM
Yay! The shawl is fantastic. And the post title made me laugh out loud (not good when you are reading knitblogs at work).
Posted by: Danielle at April 27, 2006 08:57 AM
The shawl is AWE-SOME!
Posted by: delia at April 27, 2006 09:39 AM
Fabulous!!! And fabulous photos as always. I'm just sitting here, stunned, at how gorgeous it is.
Posted by: CarrieScribe at April 27, 2006 09:45 AM
Wow, Cara, it is gorgeous!
Posted by: Rosemary - Quietish at April 27, 2006 09:49 AM
It looks beautiful!
Posted by: Monica at April 27, 2006 10:20 AM
Beautiful! I can't wait to see it with whatever dress you wear. :)
Posted by: Kris at April 27, 2006 10:31 AM
It is a fa-fa better world with that beautiful shawl draped over your shoulders. Well done. It is magnificient!
Posted by: Miss Twiss at April 27, 2006 10:53 AM
i LOVE it!!!! you did a really great job.
Posted by: emily at April 27, 2006 11:20 AM
Posted by: Scribbles & Bits at April 27, 2006 11:23 AM
Oh Cara! It's beautiful! It's perfect! The beading makes it absolutely to die for. Congratulations. You'll be the best dressed person at the wedding =)
Posted by: Felicia from sweetgeorgia at April 27, 2006 12:21 PM
Oh wow...now that is gorgeous! I so love the little beads.
Posted by: Heather at April 27, 2006 12:39 PM
That is a gorgeous shawl!
Posted by: brooke at April 27, 2006 07:10 PM
Posted by: flair at April 27, 2006 07:18 PM
Wow! I can see why you're pleased with it, it's gorgeous!
Posted by: Peeve at April 27, 2006 07:52 PM
That shawl is absolutely gorgeous! No wonder you're naked! =)
Posted by: Tam at April 28, 2006 12:27 AM