The Mother-in-law Shawl

It's wonderful to see what gifts you guys made and received! We're having a wonderful, quiet Monday here in DC. Fire in the fireplace, leftover Christmas breakfast casserole and sourdough coffee cake, and hot tea. My elbow is much better - yesterday for Christmas I got to wash up a bit and put on a new bandage. I felt like a new guy! Today we'll eat leftovers - roast duck, asparagus casserole, and maybe go see the Tintin movie.

Here's the shawl I made for my partner's mom - it's the yarn I spun right after a Pluckyfluff workshop, spun up of different colors and fibers.

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JRob's picture


Really, really nice. Love the fibre and the dye job. Looks great and I bet it has a fabulous feel.


CLABBERS's picture

Beautiful shawl. I really like the yarn type and definitely the color. It looks so cozy warm. What kind of yarn did you use and did you spin/dye it yourself.


potterdc's picture

Hi Mark,

Yep - yarn was made from raw fleece that I dyed in small batches and then carded along with silk thread and some natural browns. It was a lot of fun to make, from the dye pot to the knitting up of the shawl.

Think less, enjoy it more.

sundazzed's picture

Beautiful Work!! Great color and yarn..

Bill Carl's picture

It is just beautiful. Nothing like hand spun yarn. It has the appearance of like no other yarn. I love using my own spun yarn. I hardly ever buy commercial yarn any more. I try to use my own spun yarn. You did a great job.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice spinning and knitting, Jonathan. That pattern is perfect for that yarn. I'm sure she'll appreciate it very much.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kerry's picture

Beautiful work Jonathon.