Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WIP :: Swallowtail Shawl

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Reading: I picked up The Forgotten Garden a few days ago - and so far I love the story.
A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book—a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-fi rst birthday, they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, "Nell" sets out to trace her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell’s death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. 

Knitting: After finishing three pair of socks latey, I felt the need for a shawl and some lace. So I casted on Swallowtail yesterday.

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And we've been out hiking today as well :) Read more about that here.

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE The Forgotten Garden!!!!! The Secret Garden was my all time favorite book and it's like a grownup version...I actually love Kate Morton and am on my third book of hers....good luck on the shawl..pretty color...

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  2. That was an interesting book, a bit sad but good one. A dramatic Swallowtail that it especially in black.

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  3. I still can't believe you can knit so much with black yarn! It makes my eyes hurt thinking about it!

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  4. I've knit that and loved the pattern! I also read that book and really loved the story :)

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  5. Sounds like a lovely book, I will make sure to read it! Looks like you are well into your shawl already!

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  6. Good for you on the Swallowtail! I tried one once but I just wasn't ready for it. Maybe someday!

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  7. That is a good book. I have had that shawl in my queue on Ravelry for ages. I haven't made it yet.

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  8. You are knitting lace in black. Very brave! ;-)

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  9. En fantastisk bok, det er forresten alle av Kate Morton :)

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  10. I would love to see the completed project. I love the photo of the water.

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