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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6 Comments

  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!

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  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 ~

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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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