Vista Shawlette

I have completed my Vista Shawlette! I got it all blocked and photographed, then I gave it to my Mom. She loved it. The color, the pattern, everything came together in the end. Im glad I didn’t quit it, although I did think about it once or twice! The lace part was a challenge for me, but it also gave me something to focus on while I knit – rather then obsess about God knows what – I had to pay attention to the pattern. I enjoyed that more than I thought I would.


Again, the pattern is Vista Shawlette by Carina Chao. The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Baltic. I liked working with the DK weight in a lace pattern. And the color shifts just enough to give it some depth.



Im very happy with this project. Im already searching ravelry for my next lace-edge shawlette challenge. And I know just who to make it for…


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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