Why is that and can I avoid it, if I can ,how?
If you do cables, twisted stitches, bobbles, ribbing, or various other stitches, it will make the fabric more narrow.
If you do lace, it will sometimes make the fabric more wide.
The only way to know is by trying it out. It’s a good experience to try different stitches, to learn firsthand how the fabric will react.
Hello all. I’ve been AWOL from KH for quite a while but I just wanted to come onto this thread and say thank you so much again for my beautiful Barbie shawl. I still love it and use it and get a lot of comfort from it
Great to hear from you, DQ!
It makes our hearts warm to know that one of our Oddball Shawls is comforting you across the pond! cloud9
It’s been a couple years since we worked on our Oddball Shawls. I’ve been finishing them up, and storing them for the perfect recipients. This week, I finally found a home for them!
I recently learned that the [COLOR=#c883d5]Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte[/COLOR] needs 15-20 shawls a WEEK!
REknitting, a member of the Ravelry Charlotte Knitters Group shared the following about the shawl ministry: [I]“At [COLOR=#c883d5]Levine & Dickson Hospice House[/COLOR] (LDHH) a cozy prayer shawl is provided for each new patient admitted. These heartfelt gifts provide great comfort during their stay at the hospice house. The shawls also play an important role in the ceremony at LDHH, held by staff and family members, to honor the patient’s life after they have died. Each shawl that provides warmth in life is lovingly placed over the patient in death. Rosemary, symbolizing remembrance, is cut fresh from the grounds of LDHH, tied with ribbon and hung on the door of the patient’s room. When it is time, with the lights dimmed, a candle lit, and soft music playing, the staff joins the caregivers in escorting the patient from the building. Both the rosemary bouquet and the shawl are presented to the family, in a tangible symbol of remembrance.”[/I]
Sounds like our shawls will be greatly appreciated there! I am so pleased to share our beautiful shawls with such a wonderful, caring group.
Thank you all for your kind contribution of time, talent, postage, and sweet spirits, while making our lovely shawls.
Since we have a home for our Oddball Shawls now, I’ve been inspired to finish them all up quickly. And now, they are DONE!
Take a look at our eight beautiful Oddball Shawls.
8 Oddball Shawls - fan by Shandeh, on Flickr
Here they are all stacked up, and ready to go to Hospice.
8 Oddball Shawls - stack by Shandeh, on Flickr
And here they are one at a time.
Purple Shawl by Shandeh, on Flickr
Misty Greys Shawl by Shandeh, on Flickr
Blue Skies Shawl by Shandeh, on Flickr
Cotton Fields Shawl by Shandeh, on Flickr
Angel Wings Oddball Shawl by Shandeh, on Flickr
Midnight Shawl by Shandeh, on Flickr
Sunset Shawl by Shandeh, on Flickr
Pink Passion Oddball Shawl by Shandeh, on Flickr
Those look amazing, Sandy! Once I get back into the swing of things, I’d love to help with this project. (I’m assuming I’m reading your post correctly, that you are restarting this group?)
No, we are not starting the group over again. The postage was just too much to deal with. But, you are welcome to start your own Oddball Shawl group in your area.