Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Wedding Ring Shawl is DONE!


This morning I had 6 points to go and decided I was going to finish it today. Now it is done done done!!!!!
The pattern is by Sharon Miller from Heirloom Knitting. It is project #16 with a limited number of patterns available. I used Shetland cobweb yarn and needles size 2.5 mms. Started in late August 2005 and finished it TODAY. It will be worn as a bridal shawl by my cousin Maria Jose who is getting married by late Summer. I still have to block it and dress it but it is done, done, done!
It is knitted lace, meaning every row is a pattern row. When I was working on the border it would take me 2 hours to knit a row. The points for the edge took 20 minutes each.
I am very happy with the shawl, it is a piece of art and if I am not mistaken and according to Sharon, I am the first person to finish it after her of course. Click to see more pictures here.I will post more pictures when I block it.

23 comments:

latvianmittens said...

it is really, really beautiful. Congratulations!

Ulla said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
What an achievment, you have truely created an heirloom.
Ulla

sillyewe said...

Stunning, So beautiful there aren't words. Congratulations!

knitsteel said...

It's gorgeous! You've truly got an heirloom to pass on through the generations.

susoolu said...

Many, many congratulations - it looks beautiful now, and I can't wait until we get to see if fully blocked and dressed. (And done in under a year, gives hope to all the rest of us WRS knitters, that it is achievable!)

sloth-knits said...

What a gorgeous shawl! Congratulations!

Heather said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations!!

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous, plain and simple. Congratulations! What amazes me the most is that you did this for a cousin's wedding. I hope she appreciates all the work that went into it. It is spectacular.

Kathy said...

Wow Laritza, that is amazing, you must feel totally awesome about finishing it.
I will start mine as soon as I finish the Princess shawl, I have no idea when that will be as I keep getting distracted by too many other things.

Again, awesome, and I hope you continue to make beautiful eye candy for us to drool over.

Lorri said...

So beautiful! Congratulations on being the first person to complete the shawl. What an accomplishment!

Kate said...

Stunning! Well done, you. I can't wait to see it blocked. I've ordered the silk for mine - should be here tomorrow. I can't think I'll be as quick as you. You have created a true heirloom.

Jess said...

Wow, wow WOW! Gorgeous! Congratulations on beautiful *finished* work.

Tracey, in MI said...

incredible!

can't wait to see it blocked out!

Jen said...

It is amazing, you should be so proud!!!!

Marilyn said...

An absolutely phenomenal piece of work. Even unblocked, it is a work of art and you are the very first! Congratulations for a terrific achievement.

Ted Myatt, Franklin Habit, me and my friend Loopy are all starting this shawl this month. We'll be writing about it on a joint blog, The Wedding Ring Chronicles. I've pointed my readers to your blog because you were truly the pioneer, besides Sharon, of course.

Jane said...

Utterly beautiful! It will be magnificent on a bride. How appropriate! Congratulations!

Wannietta said...

Truly worthy of being an heirloom. I am really looking forward to seeing it dressed out & then on your cousin.

missalicefaye said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see it blocked!

knitnthings said...

Wow - just wow! Can't wait to see it blocked & on the bride!

tocspaw said...

Can I say "holy cr*p" on a public blog? It's GORGEOUS. You should be proud of yourself - it's truly a work of art!

brewerburns said...

Beautiful. (I can't believe you're going to give it away!)

vanessa said...

simply stunning!

Silverthyme said...

I just saw your pictures - completely gorgeous!!