Recently I have been anxiously awaiting the release of the new shawl pattern by Kirsten of Through the Loops called Lavalette.  She generously posted the pattern for free with the hope that if you chose to make it you will donate to Alzheimer Research.  Her goal is to reach $5000 by July 22nd, and at this rate I think we can help her bust right past that goal!


My grandmother, Norma, was a wonderfully creative and talented woman.  She sewed, painted, crocheted, cross-stitched. Anything she put her hands on she was able to  do something beautiful with.  She passed down this trait to my mother who continues to amaze me with all the things she does right down to her perfect handwriting.  I, of course, try to live that forward with my knitting and can only hope to create things that would make them both proud.  When my grandmother starting showing signs on her sickness she stopped doing all those creative things.  It was hard to see her not express herself through her craft.


I made this out of my summer favorite, Rowan's Linpur Linen on Size 6 needles (Ravelry Link).   The size is perfect for a summery night when all one needs is a kiss of warmth.  I dedicate this shawl in memory of my grandmother and hope that you will also decide to make one and to donate to Alzheimer's research.  Thank you again Kirsten, for sharing your talent and generosity!


8 thoughts on “Emerald

  1. Riaknits says:

    What a lovely shawl and such a worthwhile cause. Your account of your Grandma sounds much like my own. Thanks for posting this.


  2. Beverly says:

    Thanks for the link to the shawl! Yours looks great and now I’m anxious to cast on. I’ve been looking for a small shawlette with a simple, elegant pattern (not too “delicate”) and this fits the bill perfectly!


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