To Eyre

May 19, 2011

To Erye Shawl by Carole Sunday.  This is a copy of the shawl that was worn in the latest Jane Erye movie.  Isn't that an ingenious idea?  I love anything Jane Eyre, even tho this might not have been my favorite film adaptation, still was a beautiful movie and love that a shawl pattern came out of it!  I think in the movie Jane's shawl was in a beige color.

But mine is in black and black does not photograph well so it's difficult to see the details.  It's knit in garter stitch with short rows and a ruffled edge.  I used just 3 skeins of Rowan Kid Classic and used bamboo needles.  I know I've said before, how much I enjoy knitting Kid Classic with bamboo.   This was a stashbuster, so yay, but people, it barely made a dent.  I love this pattern, this is the version 1 as the pattern has a few versions and sizes.
I played with the exposure so you could see some stitch detail.   This is shawl/scarf #5 for 2011.
I tried to model it by my Eden Climber, but it's best to enjoy the Eden on it's own.
I'm having 70 people over for dinner tomorrow night.  Yep, 70, not a typo.  It's a rehearsal dinner for good friends of ours and luckily the weather has turned California nice after having really cold weather.  So, now  it will be indoor/outdoor with roses still making a good show.
It's nice to have a party early on in the spring.  It gives me a good reason to get everything all ship shape and sparkly. 
 And no, I am doing none of the cooking, etc.  :)
But still, must go, I still have lots to do.  Be seeing you soon!

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  1. Oh I love your shawl - so pretty! And your roses are just beautiful - I'm so green with envy. Best of luck with your dinner!

  2. That's a lovely shawl ~ enjoy!!!! I'm thinking about a copy cat shawl but not from a movie. It's Kate Middleton's shawl that apparently she wore out shopping.

    Have a wonderful time at your party ~

  3. Gorgeous! You, the shawl and the roses!!!

  4. Woohoo! You cranked this out in no time. I'm so glad you made this, I've been wanting to see someone else's version, and it looks terrific. Kid Classic is a good choice, it's a lovely yarn. I don't always like knitting in black but I sure like the result when it's all done. I thought it was a very pretty Jane Eyre, and I enjoy watching British period drama just so I can spot the knitwear! Your garden pics are gorgeous--we had a week of what I would call No. Cal. weather in Seattle and were all so grateful, but today it's back to the gray.

  5. I love this shawl, it is so simple and lovely. Your roses are sublime and I hope the dinner went off without a hitch!

  6. What a beautiful post! I love Jane E. too, but did not see the latest movie. :(
    Your roses are gorgeous! I hope you had a wonderful time with your 70 friends.


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