Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday was a joyful event. Elliott is the first grandchild of dear friends Beth and Scott and I have been working on his baptismal blanket, a Spanish Christening Shawl - I think he likes it. (He was very impressed - I could tell by his yawn he does.) He has transformed his grandparents and I am getting a taste of what it might be like if grandchildren ever come our way. I don't think I have seen such head over heels love than a grandparent has for their grandchildren - as many of my close friends have demonstrated, there is nothing like it. By the way, look in the mirror and you can see Elliott's "Gran" Beth - she's the photographer.
The shawl comes from the book Folk Shawls (Folk Knitting series) by Cheryl Oberle. Yarn used was Dale of Norway Baby Ull. I used size 7 needles and cast on 155 stitches instead of 195.

Here is a close up of the edge. I think if you click on the picture you might be able to get a better look at it

(Notice Hooper the dog's feet underneath the blanket - he had to be a part of the celebration).

Here is Elliott with his Mom, Ginny, and flanked by my girls Laura and Allison. They grew up together and Laura and Ginny's birthdays were 3 days apart so one year they had their birthday together. Oh how time flies.

Welcome Elliott - what a blessing you are!


Extra Planet said...

Lovely version of the shawl. And tell your friend the baby is cute too.
The dog feet made me laugh though

Emily said...


I am blown away by your knitting on that shawl! That's a lot of beautiful knititng.

Have a blessed 50 days!

JessaLu said...

Beautiful shawl - congratulations and Happy Easter!

Wonderland Knitter said...

The shawl is absolutely breathtaking! What a lot of work and a great heirloom piece!

Jennifer Page said...

I wish we could have been there! He looks so precious and the shawl is beautiful. You are so talented Cathy! Hope to see everyone soon.

Love, Jen, Freddie, Joshua, and Sophia Page

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy,
The shawl is beautiful and what a special gift. You are a very talented lady. I am so excited for Beth and Scott being grandparents because there is nothing quite like it. Jimmy and I received the double punch with our girls. It is just so much fun watching them grow. They just make me smile. I miss seeing you. Jimmy keeps me posted on the going-ons of PSE. Your daughters have also grown up to be beautiful young ladies. Thanks for sharing.
Carol Inlow

Patti said...

Beautiful shawl and beautiful girls!

Mary Beth said...

Apropos of nothing in this post, but re your question on my site: I can't locate or identify the Melchezidek Mass!

The CD I was listening to it on is "God's People Give Thanks" from Celebration

and that's how it's credited.

Here's what I was originally written with that title for Rite I, and then renamed and reworked for Rite II as the Mass for the King of Glory, which I bet you know from the maroon Songs for Celebration book.

Ya like it too?

hugs, mbb