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Friday, November 30, 2007

Solace Finished!

I was planning on waiting until Monday to show the finished Solace but it dried so fast, I was able to get pictures yesterday afternoon while the sun was out! Here it is:


This is the Solace wrap, knit in Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool in Forest Glade Heather. I used 12 skeins and knit it on US 6's (4.0 mm). I did not do the border specified in the pattern, but did a garter stitch border instead. Other than that, I knit it as directed in the pattern. It finished at 26 inches wide x 87 inches long so it's more than big enough to snuggle into. And here are the modeled shots I know you're all waiting for:


Finn is demonstrating the correct way to wear a shawl.


Now he is showing why it is sometimes called a wrap.


And finally Finn is showing us why he really isn't allowed to model knits. (No knitwear was harmed during the photography for this blog - dog spit washes out.)

Have a great weekend!



Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

It's beautiful!! I love it.

But my heart is worse for wear after seeing that last modeling shot. Whoa.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Gammy aka Peggy said...

Very, very pretty!!!! Finn is so adorable. I was afraid I was going to have to call the National Knitwear Abuse Prevention hot line but, thankfully you cleared that up.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Sheepmom said...

Love the shawl and your model is fantastic.
I have a girl-pup who models some of my things and, around here, dog slobber is common place ( thank goodness for soap ).
Benita Buck

10:13 AM  
Blogger Teyani said...

what a gorgeous shawl.
and Finn is so adorable - makes me homesick for my parent's dogs.. tell him he makes a gorgeous model

10:30 AM  
Blogger Rositta said...

That's it, I WANT that dog...the shawl is very beautiful also, but the doggy, well he's special...ciao

10:35 AM  
Blogger Marianne said...

Oh Melanie, Solace 'tis Stunning!
and Finn, what a beautiful and handsome beast he is, and so very kind to model the knitwear! Loves me a good dog, give him extra lovin' from me.

10:38 AM  
Blogger shortoldlady said...

Your shawl is lovely and the color certainly suits your model!! Bet good models don't come cheap - multiple treats!! Wear it in good health!

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Butterflyknitter said...

Very very nice!!!


10:49 AM  
Blogger jennsquared said...

Beautiful! My white dogs are not allowed for modeling since one likes to chew (he literally ate my first ever sweater - but he was only a puppy then) and one slobber so much that it probably needs 3 washes before it comes out of knitted items... However, I could try it on the black dog...

You can see a pic of the three pups on my blog :)

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah for a finished Solace! I really like it in that nice dark green. And Finn is the perfect model, I love how he showed us all the ways the stole can be worn, very versatile model indeed!!!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Suna said...

That's one beautiful model! And a beautiful shawl. Your patience has been rewarded!

11:14 AM  
Anonymous passingdowncrazy said...

Gorgeous! I want one!

11:27 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Oooh, it's lovely! The modeled shots are great - and also why Suzy-cat hasn't gotten to model any of my knits to date...

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it! Finn is a remarkable model. I'm not sure I could've gotten either of mine to sit that long wearing something. Very impressive!

The Solace is beautiful, too, but you know I'm here for the dog! : ]

12:47 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...

Wow,it turned out even prettier than I was expecting.

My favorite is the first shot, where Finn looks quite dignified, as if he is a head of state or something ...

1:42 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

The stole is gorgeous, but Finn really steals the show. I just adore the first picture!

2:31 PM  
Blogger Geek Knitter said...

Oh my goodness, that's just priceless!

5:53 PM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

Finn is absolutely adorable.

He may model my knits anytime.

The wrap is lovely.

6:01 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

The wrap is gorgeous - looks so cozy. And with Finn, you can't go wrong - I think I'd like to snuggle up with him and Solace!:)

7:52 PM  
Anonymous trainlady said...

I want a Solace for cuddling on the couch. My husband was not at all impressed by the wrap, but thought the model was just right.

Very nice!

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Finn is a heartbreaker!!

11:43 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Just beautiful - and love your model!

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but that is just adorable. I'd throw knitwear at that dog all the time to see something like that. About the best I get with my dogs is the occasional nose/ear rub on the afghans. Nice wrap, too.

4:01 PM  
Blogger knitaroo said...

You are amazing. Being a former Virginian myself, I may have to make you my knitting goddess! (insert euphoric music here.)I just heard about you while catching up on Lime and Violet episodes. I want to do the mystery stole next year. pleasepleaseplease keep doing them! I am off the buy the
Scheherazade pattern now!

4:28 PM  
Blogger Knit'inCrazee.... said...

Your work is breath taking, as is Finn! Keep showing us your work, it is absolutely Beautiful!

4:59 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Wow what an accomplishment, so lovely. Great photo shoot with a persnickety model;)

7:37 PM  
Blogger hopalong682003 said...

Finn was just testing your joins, right? :-)

7:48 PM  

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