I have been knitting the Cedar Leaf Shawlette for some time now. I mean, I think I started it in 2010 or something. The main part went quick, but then I had to start the leaves. The never ending leaves. All 31 of them. Might as well have been 120 of them, because thats what it felt like to me. They were just never ending. It was to be a gift for a friend that has had multiple neck surgeries and has a lot of pain because of it. I knit her a cowl that she wears all the time, and I wanted to make her something more…pretty. Well, today is that friend’s birthday and its FINALLY DONE! Yes, it will make its way to her a couple days late, but its done!


The yarn is Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino in the color way Tatami. I used almost 2 skeins. Its very soft, and has a slight shine to the knitted fabric. I thought the silk/merino blend would feel nice against  her neck and also keep her toasty warm. The color is a medium tan color with a hint of variation into a darker tan. I can’t wait for her to get it!


About zenren

I am in my mid-thirties, and blissfully married to a guy named Dave with whom I have a 17 year old daughter named Anela, and she is my world. I'm the RN Clinical Nurse Manager of a Transitional Care Unit where I work extremely hard to make my nurses and my patients happy. I knit shawls, and hats, and baby sweaters. I obsessively use Burt's Bees lip balm. I love spending weekends on our little slice of lake in northern Minnesota, and laying in the grass near the bonfire on a cool spring night with the kiddo watching for shooting stars while eating gooey s'mores with sticky fingers. I enjoy wrapping up in over-sized, snuggly warm sweaters in the autumn and going for walks with the smell of fallen leaves and trees blazing with color. I read a lot of self-help books. I frequently do not answer my cell phone. My husband adores me because of my quirks, not in spite of them, and I do my best to appreciate that. Im learning to meditate, and have a weakness for a good cup of tea. My nephew is adorable, and brings me so much joy. I knit to wind down, stay sane, and create beautiful things.
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2 Responses to Finally!!

  1. Den says:

    Wow, it’s beautiful! I’m sure your friend will love it!



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