Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Not that Serena.....

Thought I'd squeeze in another blog post since I've just finished blocking a certain shawl I was knitting.  It's the Serena Shawl by Paulina Poplolek for Quince & Co.



I used Quince & Co Piper in the Pampa color way -- I love this color!!!  I am one of those people who finds lace knitting a bit intimidating.  But Quince & Co. patterns are wonderful.  They provide both written instructions and charts for the lace knitting.  Makes all the difference in the world for me since I prefer charts.  Endless lines of written instructions just aren't for me.

I also got the model that I stitched for Needlework Press back!  It's Mary McAllister, and I still love her!


She is already hanging on the wall of the sewing room.  Yay!


Let's see, what else has happened?  Well, I went into NYC and Purl Soho for a book signing by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed.  He was signing his book "Woolens," which is just a wonderful book!  I was so thrilled to meet Jared.


More recently, the boy child and I went into NYC and met the girl child at the cinema to see this.


We had a great time.


Father type, meanwhile, was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for his Google vacation trip of the year.  Look at that view!



Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  Have a great week!


(Did you get the title of my blog post?  :D  Been using that hash tag on instagram.)

20 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Beautiful knitting Margaret, lucky you getting to go to Purl Soho. I've ordered a few things from them in the past.
I've never been keen on knitting lacy patterns - I always end up making mistakes.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your shawl is beautiful! Envious of your husband and his vacation

Jackie said...

No European Google trip this year? I would rather go to Jackson Hole myself. SO much of North America I want to see still.

Your shawl is gorgeous! The color will look really nice on you. I like lace patterns. There is something about making something substantial out of "thread" that is so satisfying. It's been a while since I've had one on the needles though.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I love both Serena's but especially your shawl! It's beautiful and I also love the color. I'm so envious that you are close enough to NYC that you get to go so often. How'd you like the movie? You said you had a good time but was the movie good, too. Yu BC and GC have grown into such lovely adults.

Susan said...

The shawl is gorgeous! You finished just in time for the cooler temperatures we're having.

Our favorite family trip was to Yellowstone. On our return we passed through Jackson Hole and I immediately vowed to spend more time there one day. That hasn't happened yet but your picture reminded me of why I want to see more.

Vera said...

Love your shawl Margaret - great pattern and color! I just started (last night) Oaklet Shawl which, so far, is a very easy knit and really pretty! Purl Soho is always fun!! Jackson Hole is a fabulous place -- lucky father type.

Vickie said...

Oh that shawl!! L♥VE! The Father Type and his trips!! Envy!

Annie said...

Gorgeous shawl finish. I make too many mistakes when I do lace knitting and I have a hard time recovering from them. So I'll just admire yours and be envious of your skills!

For a sec, I thought that Serena title was some obscure reference, kind of "inside baseball"-like, til I realized it must be "inside-tennis".

Cool NY fun and you deserve that while your DH gets that western R&R.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I simply love that shawl. It looks soft and cozy and warm! The stitching is beautiful too! Looks like everyone is having a grand time!

Carol said...

Oh, it is just so, so lovely, Margaret--and the perfect color for fall :) And how nice to get your sampler back that you model-stitched. Does that not usually happen? I know nothing about model stitching :)

I envy your husband getting to see Jackson Hole--my youngest son went there for a wedding two years ago and couldn't speak highly enough of it! Looks like you had fun and kept yourself busy with your kids and the book signing and Beatles showing while he was gone...

Enjoy these last couple days of September!

averyclaire.org said...

Your shawl is beautiful! It looks so soft and lightweight, bu cozy warm! Just ideal for the coolish Autumn weather we are having here in Chicago! What a lovely sampler as well. You always do the nicest things!

woolwoman said...

OH how AWESOME you met Jared Flood - did you buy any yarn or just the book? I think I fav'd something the other day in Loft I thought I might do -must hurry and look into that before I forget again. Nice that Mary came home - such a pretty sampler and great work. Hope your week is a good one too ! Mel

Vicki said...

Love your shawl! It looks so comfy. Your framed piece looks awesome. Looks like you had fun with your kids in NYC.

Melissa said...

I had to laugh at that last photo of Mia and the boy! She's looking like "yeah, suck up to me now when you've abandoned me for months on end!" haha.

Love the new shawl, so pretty! I am envious you can just get to Purl Soho so easily. One of my knitting teachers was there recently (while visiting family) and brought home a Fringe Bag! So nice you got to meet Jared Flood too.

marly said...

Just so delicate and lovely. It is a gorgeous color too. I don't know why, but except for a few tunes, wasn't a big Beatle fan. Forgive me Margaret.

Penny said...

That is such a pretty shawl - pattern and color! And even though I haven't been knitting long, even I know who Jared Flood is. How exciting that you could meet him!!! Another beautiful sampler, Margaret! I've needed some inspiration lately, and have been going back through some of your old posts. Lots of lovely stitched pieces to see! I love the look your daughter is giving your son. : )

Rugs and Pugs said...

Wonderful finishes. I am in awe of your knitting.
Looks like fun times in NYC.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Brigitte said...

Your shawl is just gorgeous and the colour is similar to my favorite DMC colour 356. A great pattern. Pearl Soho seems to be a very cool yarn store. And well known, too :)
Ahhh, Jackson Hole in Wyoming, I know I'd go there immediately.

Beth said...

Jackson Hole is so beautiful - I was there in 1982 and 1984 (guess it's time for me to go back!). Mary McAllister is so pretty, I'll be you are glad to have her back!

Kaisievic said...

Such a pretty shawl, Margaret, you must be pleased with it and with Mary McAllister, too. A lovely finish. Looks like fun times in NYC, as always. I hope that your husband had a good time on his Google vacation.