Tuesday 23 June 2015

Altitude shawlette

I have finished the first shawl for the 4 ply shawl club.  It is the Altitude shawlette by Brenda Green, here on ravelry.  This is such a pretty pattern and was quite quick too once I became familiar with the pattern.  The yarn is so soft which is perfect against my neck and face.  It is a 50% merino and 50% silk mix, hand dyed by Happy-go-knitty and the colour is Midwinter night.  I have worn it quite a bit already so that shows I love it!

Some lovely things:

My first lovely thing is the pleasure that flowers bring.  I am enjoying the last of our iceberg roses before they have their winter prune.

My second lovely thing is my coffee table.  It is an old oak table that belonged to my grandmother and I inherited it many years ago.  It has been in a sad state all that time, with a very dark stain and lots of marks and blemishes.  Paul recently finished sanding it back and has given it three coats of oil.  Although some of the blemishes still show it now has a golden glow and I think it is quite beautiful.

Wishing you all a wonderful week with time to do what you love, Wendy xx


  1. Hello Wendy,

    Your shawlette looks so lovely and soft. The mix of wool and silk sounds amazingly soft. Lovely to see the furniture restored but I do like that a little bit of the history of use remains with you.

    Happy days.

  2. Your shawl is gorgeous , looks very complicated , so beautiful . Love your roses and your table too , so nice to have it refurbished .

  3. I love your shawl , Wendy - the colour and design are so pretty. I love having those inherited things around me too - the table has come up beautifully with Paul's loving care.

  4. Your shawl is so delicate and pretty! It's nice you have something of your grandmothers, your hubby did a good job of bringing it back to life.

  5. Love the table - it has come up so well being sanded and oiled. I am in awe of your knitting skills.

  6. What a beautiful shawl. Love the colour.
    Your grandmothers coffee table has come up lovely and I think the blemishes make it special.

  7. Lovely shawl! You have more patience than me!
    So nice you have your Grandma's table, I have my Nan's bureau, it really does need a facelift though!
    Happy memories.

  8. The shawl is gorgeous and so suits you! The colour is also gorgeous! I have just 3 roses still flowering-bring on summer! The table is a treasure! Hope it isn't too cold in Hamilton, it is freezing here in the Naki!!

  9. your shawlette is beautiful.. it hangs so well.... lovely roses and the table is beautiful, i love the look of natural wood...

  10. That shawl is just beautiful Wendy - Love the colour & the wool looks so soft & drapey., Gosh your knitting is just lovely. I think your spotty jug with the roses in looks adorable & your new/old coffee table came up amazingly. Thats lovely to have a piece of your grandmothers heritage.

  11. Paul did an awesome job on your coffee table. A very special treasure to have. Another gorgeous shawl x


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