Monday, 21 April 2014

Catching up with a Nordic shawl

I finished this Nordic shawl some time ago, but it's only now that I've had the chance to post some pictures







Worked in:
  • Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK:  Salty (010), Eskimo (342), Holiday (350), Audrey (351), Black Cherry (364) 
  • Rowan Pure Wool DK:  Hyacinth (026)
  • Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK:  White (930)

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Easter for us has been touched by much sadness. Our beautiful Irish Setter, Millie, passed away last week. The photo below (obviously taken on a very bad house day) is perhaps not the best taken of her, but the smiley face is typical of her (that and a constantly wagging tail). She was the sweetest girl and we are heartbroken.


Millie
2001-2014
Loved everyone, loved by everyone


Hope all is well out there ...
Jane x


16 comments:

  1. Beautiful shawl you must have so much patients as for your house it"s no different to anyone else it's a home first a foremost:-)

    So sad to hear of Millies passing she obviously had a good life with you and yours she got to be quite an old lady.

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    1. Thank you Mitzi. The shawl was quite quick to make. The pattern, from Annette at My Rose Valley, was really easy to follow. Jx

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  2. Oh Jane that is so sad. How awful for you all. Its quite overwhelming isn't it when you lose such a big part of your family. Keep all those happy memories running through your head.
    Kate x

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    1. Thank you Kate. My stiff upper lip seems to have deserted me for now, I'm sure it will return soon. Jx

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  3. So sorry to hear that Mille has passed away - the loss of a beloved pet leaves such a gap. Thinking of you and your family.
    Your shawl is beautiful, a lovely choice of colours. Best wishes, Pj x

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Pj. I'm pleased with the shawl, I didn't think I was a shawl kind of girl but I think I might make another - there are quite a few lovely patterns out there. Jx

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  4. Oh Jane, I am so sad for you and your family on your loss of Millie - it's the most terrible thing to go through - I understand the terrible grief that washes over you in huge tides and hope that you can concentrate on your many happy memories.
    You've done a lovely job with your shawl - cuddle up in it and feel comforted! Love, Joy xo

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Joy. The shawl is indeed very cuddlesome, the Sublime yarn is so soft and feels lovely. Jx

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about Millie, such a sad time for you.
    Tracey xx

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  6. Hi, I saw your comment on a blog and I wanted to see yours.
    First I have to say that I'm sorry for your dog, it is always a great loss!!
    I can understand as my siberian husky (only 6) passed away this winter.
    Your shawl looks great and I like the purple in it.
    Miss xx

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    1. Hi Miss, thank you and sorry to hear about your dog too. I'm pleased with the way the shawl turned out. I see your blog is new, hope you enjoy it and good luck. Jx

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  7. Oh Jane I'm so sorry to hear about Millie. Our pets are so much a part of family life, she will be so sadly missed by you all. She has had such a happy life with you all, lived to a good old age and enjoyed it to the end, and has given and received so much love and fun with you and the girls.
    Big hug Jane, will email you and see you next week hopefully
    Gill xx
    Ps The shawl looks beautiful Jane, well done.

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    1. Thank you Gill. Look forward to seeing you soon. Jxx

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  8. Jane, I'm so sorry to read this about Millie, sending you a huge hug!! S xo

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