little house shawl

The Little House Shawl, pattern by Joanna Johnson.

This project has been done for a while and the pictures are from sometime in April/May.  The first several are ones that I took to show my mom the things that Rosebud would be wearing for our Vow Renewal, the last one is from May Day.  I made this shawl as a warm layer for her to wear for the renewal and forgot to give it to anyone to hold.  Which is why during the ceremony when I was standing up front, I had a moment of motherly panic, as I heard her complaining about being cold.  I remember fleetingly thinking that maybe I should go run and get it?  I didn’t, if for no other reason than that I couldn’t move very well in the small space and huge dress and before I could even wrap my mind around the logistics, our neighbor had Màiri contentedly wrapped in her own jacket.  This is why there are no professional pictures of her wearing it on that day.

  The yarn is the same one I used for my own sweater.

After these pictures were taken, I added two sets of ribbon ties so that she could run and jump without fear of it falling off.  Which is why it’s taken me so long to post about.  I really didn’t have any true “finished project” pictures.  And I still don’t because I keep forgetting to take pictures when she wears it!  So I’ve finally given up.  Close enough, good enough, moving on!


5 thoughts on “little house shawl

  1. Carol Urban

    I love her shawl! I would love one for myself. In fact, I’ve been looking for a pattern to make one. Is this one that you designed yourself? Where are the ribbons sewn on? I love that idea!

  2. Melody Post author

    It’s not my design. There is actually an adult version of the same shawl, if you go to the pattern link I posted, you should be able to find it. The ribbons…hmm…hard to describe, which is why I should have taken a picture! There are two on the edge of one side and then two corresponding ribbons on the other side where that edge would overlap. Does that make sense?

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