Thursday, December 30, 2010

History in the making...

The first white Christmas in Hendersonville since 1981...
I was just 16 years old at the time...nothing stands out in my memory about that day.

My Belle, a dachshund-terrier mix, is 17 1/2 years old and celebrating another Christmas as an "old girl."

Began a Shetland shawl on my triangle loom with the above yarn on the 26th, my wedding anniversary, as my husband was out with the tractor scraping driveways...

Completed 7 foot shawl in a record four days...


Finished product commissioned by my brother in New York for his wife...
Wow!! Much going on in western North Carolina over Christmas break!!
Hope everyone has a blessed New Year!





9 comments:

Ok Acres Shetlands said...

What a spectacular piece of fiber art! Love it.

Michelle said...

I've JUST heard of tri-looms recently, and have been looking and pricing ever since. I'm thinking of something small, portable and affordable, since neither my husband or I would ever get around to making one, capable or not.

Nancy K. said...

Are all of those presents for Belle???
She sure looks good for such a grand old girl...

Your sister in law is one lucky lady! What a gorgeous shawl.

Hidaway Farms Shetlands said...

Thank you, Kelly! I think I will spin more yarn to make another similar to it.

Michelle, we ordered a book with directions on building triangle looms. My husband, not a carpenter, built the 7 ft. first. Next he built a 3 ft. that I use for demos and I stitch two together for a poncho. Last year he built a five foot which is also fine for demos and makes a shawl for a smaller person. They are easy to create and usually no two shawls are alike.

Nancy, no, Belle only received one present...doggie treats. We just found out that she has a tumor in her mouth so time is limited. She grew up with my two girls and we can't imagine life without her.
Thank you for your comment about the shawl. It went in the mail today.

tonya said...

I am a new visitor to your blog and I first have to say that I LOVE your shawl! (I would love to know the name of the book with the pattern in it.) I enjoyed reading your blog, and your snow pictures look so perfect! (like Christmas card perfect) :)

Oh yes, and I'm here to tell you that you are the winner for my after Christmas giveaway :) Just visit my pottery mug page at flatcreekwoolandpottery.com and send me an email with the mug that you havwould likes (when you hit the buy it now button, there will be an item#, or you can just give a description) Be sure to leave your mailing address and I will get it out to you as soon as the mail runs again! Thanks for playing! Happy New Year too!
tonya
flat creek wool and pottery

Kara said...

Christine,

What is the name of the book? I keep thinking about how beautiful this shawl is and have been looking at youtube videos on triangle weaving and I think I could do it.

Lilac Haven said...

Gorgeous shawl. Beautiful scenery.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The shawl is absolutely beautiful! Hello neighbor to the south of me; visiting from someplace I can't remember but enjoying my visit.

WHY I'M HERE said...

I sent you an email today about coming for a visit - but the email could have ended up in your filter? I was hoping to visit you to see the lambs, but recently learned of a farm near Cleveland that will receive visitors. Katie, we met last summer at the Carl Sandberg house. All the best!
Susan