Guess who's blocking


It's only about 4 feet wide, so it's a mini-shawl, but it's my first and it's made from my handspun so I'm as happy as can be.

Leo said "It looks like it could fall apart, like it could break." I informed him that the term is "delicate" and that, for lace, that's a good thing.

It should be dry tonight and I'll be able to get some better pictures, but for now, this will have to do.

And boy, Panda has been in belly rub heaven. She loves the love, so thanks to all of you who sent her some. For those who asked, yes, she is getting cuter and yes, I'm a complete sucker for her big brown eyes and yes, she knows she's working it.


That shawl is beautiful!! You did an awesome job.

It's absolutely beautiful. You must be totally thrilled.

It's really beautiful. It's nice doing lace that isn't mohair, isn't it?

Marnie! That is amazing, I love the leaf pattern. You must be feeling pretty accomplished with your shawl made from absolute scratch. Pretty fancy!


Wow! Love your shawl. Very pretty lace pattern. And the yarn is a beautiful color.

beautiful, marnie! really gorgeous - you must be so proud . all spindlespun yarn, wow.


The shawl looks beautiful--you should be so proud! And out of handspun, too . . . marvelous!

Your color gradations work wonderfully! Yay handspun lace!!

Oh Marnie! It came out beautifully. I can't wait to see it modeled.

How wonderful is it knit a shawl from start to finish. I have spun, and I have knit, but I haven't knit anything I have spun yet.

You have inspired me!

Beautiful! and hand spun to boot. After spinning fiber for 5 years, I've just started to knit with my hand spun. (Long story). You've inspired me to find my lace-weight and knit a small shawl for someone, maybe even myself.
Yes, lace is 'delicate', sort of like steel wire. The only time I've had a lace shawl have stitches torn is when my cat used it as a bed and must have really kneaded it. Fortunately, I had left over yarn and was able to fix it.

Wow! I'm in awe. The detail is stunning and I love the color. Great job. All this and a dog as cute as Panda...

oh my, woman, you are a triple threat. hand spun, hand designed, and hand knit. vavavavooom!

You must just love it. I can't even imagine what it would be like to knit something using yarn you'd made yourself. You are such a talented designer too.

It's beautiful!!! Is this the one you designed yourself for the contest? Quite impressive. I am guessing the colors just don't do it justice in the photos - how would you describe the finished product or are the photos pretty true to life? Plans for more lace in the future?

wow marnie, i just found your site thru a british mag " simply knitting" and it`s great! you helped me finally figure out how to use the k tel knitter i bought on ebay and your free patterns are just beautiful. i`ve marked you in favourites and will definitely be keeping an eye on your blog and your gorgeous little doggy! you`ve probably got plenty of fans on this side of thepond but you can definitely add me to your fanclub. thanks again!

oh, such a nice job! that colour is just amazing, and such a beautiful pattern, it does it justice.

Hi, I'm one of the'silent readers' but I'm so impressed with this that I've got to pop up and say "Its gorgeous!" I find it amazing that you actually handspun enough yarn to make a shawl, using a hand-spindle. In fact, I decided to try handspinning after reading this. Thanks for the inspiration. =)

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