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Just a quickie for those that asked for close-up pictures of the knitted shawl:

(These were taken with the good camera; click on the picture once, then again to get to the largest version of it)



The knitting is actually gathered along each zig-zag - so pretty!

And the corner:

You can see how the fringe is gathered on the corner.

I'll post some close-ups of the lace scarf soon.

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moira_ramsay
May. 12th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
Wonderful!
misscrabtree
May. 12th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
Lovely
ccunning
May. 12th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Belonged to Great Grandmother, who was a woman who while frugal in nature, knew when to buy items of quality.

Just wait till I unleash her dessert recipes on you. She and her sisters were professional bakers.

Warmest regards,

Chris
attack_laurel
May. 13th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
It is absolutely gorgeous! I experimented with one of te aged pieces of bobbin lace and a solution of sodium perborate; it's turned out very well, so I'm going to do the other two pieces of bobbin lace that are similarly browned, so they should turn out very well.

I can't thank you enough; I love all the pieces so much!
valkyr8
May. 13th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Can I be your friend too?
ccunning
May. 13th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Heh heh
Oh sure, but then you and attack_laurel will come for my collections of antique pottery, bone china, and cut glass. :)

In this case it was sort of chance. I was trying to figure out what to do with the stuff and attack_laurel mentioned here that she liked antique lace.

-C
attack_laurel
May. 14th, 2009 10:28 am (UTC)
Re: Heh heh
Like?! Like??!! I Looooooooooooove the stuff. :)

(A couple of the smaller pieces are going into my doll-making stash - they're the perfect size for a really special doll I'm planning. One of the larger pieces may possibly be framed.)
my_stitching
May. 12th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
Purdy.
isenglass
May. 12th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Squee!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Now I want to make one just like it!
attack_laurel
May. 13th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
I have to tell you, I'd love it so much if someone reproduced it! It's beyond lovely, but quite delicate - it's got some small holes in it that I may very carefully mend to help stabilize it, but I'll have to be very careful! Thankfully, I learned how to darn from some of the mended pieces I got from my grandmother.

There was also a darling christening gown amongst the pieces that has a large rip on one shoulder - I'll have to try and mend that, too - I'll post pictures at some point, since they seem to be inspirational to people wanting to copy! :)
thornbury
May. 13th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised if Jake could reproduce it... she's knit some crazy-complex stuff. (But then, I'm biased. ;-)
eternalism
May. 12th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's lovely! And I suspect I'll be staring at it for hours trying to figure out how to make one of my own. :D

Thanks so much for the close-ups!
maricelt
May. 12th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
wow. beautiful work! Thank you for the close-ups.
elfie_chan
May. 13th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
How gorgeous!
xrian
May. 13th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yes, that is large enough that it should be possible for someone to "decode" the pattern, which is what I was hoping for. I won't be doing it this week, though ;)

It looks as though the knitting may not exactly be "gathered" as in sewing: the additional fulness may just have been knitted in through a bunch of closely spaced increases. Clever, if so!
pinkcountess
May. 13th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
WOW - you are ready for your close up Mr. Demille. Quite LOVELY - thanks for sharing
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