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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Wonders Never Cease

I'm done. Not only that, I'm amazed. Here is the Snowdrop Shawl straight off the needles.
And here she is right after a little washing and a zillion pins. This is a queen size bed.

I was a little taken aback by the beauty. I can't believe I made this. In 15 days. It truly was a challenge and I deserve that medal! But, I didn't do it alone. I've got to thank my Sugar Daddy. Without him, the kids would have been starving and wallowing around in trash these past few weeks. I think he knows that I am extremely grateful for his support of my "dream" and I'm going to be repaying him for it dearly. I already promised not to knit another stitch until the Olympics are over. I know that's only 1 more day...but that's a big deal for me and he knows it.

Here's a closeup. Try not to cry.

I used 100% baby alpaca (Perlita brand) color 2105. A skein is 437 yds. This shawl took about 880 yards. Good thing I bought that third skein or I would have been in a big mess! I loved the yarn, the pattern, the joy of blocking, and I'm sure I'll love the finished product!


  1. Deanna6:59 PM

    I just have to say WOW and congrats on a job well done. It is nice that Carl helped I know that Steve would have said when is dinner and put those needles down.... Heck I just learned to knit and pearl so I am now making a handle for a knitting bag. Great Job! When is the move?

  2. Deanna--I know that you could tell Steve to just stuff it because you're a girl with a dream! That's what I did. :)

    We're moving sometime in April. Believe me...I'll be letting the blogging public know all the details!

  3. It's just gorgeous, Christy.

  4. That is so gorgeous! Can you believe it? I bet you're glad you did the edging, it really finishes it. Congrats. . ."and now, from the United States of America, gold medalist. . Christy Nelson!!!"

  5. Spectacular! You rock!

  6. That is so amazing! You did and awesome job! I love the edging, and I'm glad to see that you pushed yourself. Beautiful, just beautiful! Congratulations!

  7. YOU ARE AWESOME... now aren't you glad you didn't stop at no border? if i had any say i'd say GOLD! and you finished early. what a trooper your DH is! congrats what a great team!
    have you got your acceptance speach written yet?
    BEAUTIFUL i almost cried... is it for you? are you going to wear it? you must show a pix when you do!

  8. Christy, your snowdrop is truly a work of art. I really like the border. I hope to be able to knit a snowdrop someday, but it is a bit ambitious for me right now. How cool is it that your olympic project was designed by our KO "founding mother" Stephanie Pearl-McPhee? I think that makes it even more meaningful. So hats off to you, enjoy your gold medal, kick back and relax. The olympics aren't officially over until tomorrow. You can go back to being mommy and wife on Monday morning!

  9. It's gorgeous! I love what the border does for it.

  10. Gosh, I want to cry, it's so breathtaking! You really must go somewhere now to show this off--fine dining and dancing with Sugar Daddy--you deserve every bit of attention this beauty will win you! Guess what? You just created an heirloom!

  11. Weeping tears of joy! I'm so dang proud of you (and Sugar Daddy and Frog and BA). I hope you wear it today or sometime soon to somewhere really special. We need pics of you modeling it.

  12. I'm so proud to know a medalist! It looks fantastic, and now I want to see you modeling that puppy!