Friday, June 09, 2006

My Pride and Prejudice Shawl

I have had my Knit the Classics Pride and Prejudice Shawl done for about a week and a half. I meant to download them, but we had to put our dog to sleep last Friday and there were pictures of Dani on the camera, pictures from before we went into the animal hospital (before she went to play with God). I could not bear the thought of taking them off the camera, because then I would have to see them.

It has been a week and I managed to look at some of the pictures, so I thought I could put my shawl pictures in a post.

I decided to create a very simple shawl, because Lizzy Bennet would have preferred such a thing. Lizzy likes to take walks and it would be the perfect light cover. I used Red Heart Yarn, because it is inexpensive and washable, something which the Bennet girls, not being rich, would have used. The colors are Windsor Blue and Aran. I knit five stripes of the Aran, a sort of creamish color, to represent the five Bennet sisters: Jane, Lizzy, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia. Two stripes are bigger and represent Lizzy and Jane, because they are the most sensible of the sisters, play the largest parts in the novel, and are my favorites. The pattern was pretty simple. If anyone would like it, I can post it here.

I plan to use it at the lake this summer.

Next up is another of my favorite novels, Wuthering Heights. I really like shawls and think one would be perfect for this novel. I need to figure out what I want to do regarding pattern. I am going to use a grey yarn.

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Maryanne said...

You've created a shall named after one of my favorite movies and novels for that matter. I love it and I can totally see Lizzy grabbing it as she ran out the door to another lovely walk in her English country side. I am so in awe of people who can make things like this. My daughter-in-law is also gifted when it comes to knitting. I envy you both for your awesome talents.

Lady Jane said...

Thank you, Maryanne! That is so sweet of you! I always took walks with my dog, so this will be a lovely reminder of her. I am glad you think Lizzy might use it too! :)

Thanks for visiting!

Kimba said...

I absolutely love it! And am terribly jealous! If only I knew how to knit, I'd have "knitted the classics" long ago. However, I just can't seem to get the hang of it. I keep vowing I'm going to hire someone to knit for me!

Lady Jane said...

Good luck, Kimba! I hope you can pick it up. :) Thanks for the compliments! :)