Inside the Mind of Isadora

Wearable Art – Shawl

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In November, I posted a few wearables I had knitted. Click here if you missed it.

I started attending a knitting group, that meets at our local library, once a week since August, 2017.

I’ve been relearning my knitting skill from my youthful years. I must admit its’ been a pleasure.

I’ve learned some new skills: working with round needles, better pattern reading, tunisian crochet,

brioche knit stitch and blocking your finished garment.

The two hats above are for babies. These two hats helped me gain an understanding of working

with double pointed needles after the hats stitches have been decreased.

The hat with 2 pom-poms was gifted to a friend who was having a baby boy.

The hat with one pom-pom is in a box waiting for additional preemie hats to be made for a Christmas hospital drive.

I must work on pom-pom skills.

The photos of the pink stripe hat was a gift for one of my grandchildren.

This peach shawl took me about 5 months to complete. The slide show is about the process of blocking.

I’ve been enjoying the calming effects of knitting. It helps with manual dexterity, focus of mind and

it isn’t a bad way to meet friendly helpful people. I’ve made new friend along the way.

We’re of all skill levels; meeting and helping those who pop in with a desire to learn to crochet or knit.

I hope you enjoy some of the items I’ve been working on. I hope to add more as I go on.

 Happy Crafting … Isadora 

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of whom I am no matter what venue I choose to express it.

17 thoughts on “Wearable Art – Shawl

  1. Lovely garments, Issy. I haven’t knitted for many years. My grandmother was an ardent knitter and made a good income out of her hobby. Well done to you. 👍👏🏻

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  2. So beautiful. It would be so cozy just to wrap up in that shawl. I’ve crocheted a few things (self taught) but never took the time to learn how to block. Looks like an important step! 🤗

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    • I’m glad you could feel the softness of this yarn. It was quite pricey. I never thought buying yarns could be expensive. This yarn was hand dyed. It has silk blended in it. There are artisans out there hand dying yarns. Amazing – right? I’ve joined a knitting group at our local library. It helps a lot. We all share whatever we know. No one is a professional and we get to enjoy the company of like minded people. A little less cerebral than writing. I had been a crocheter too especially during the 70’s. It’s fun to be back with this fiber art again.
      Izzy 😎
      Yes … blocking can make a difference as does the gauge. Try it again …!!! 😊

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      • I definitely need to get those needles and yarn back out. It’s fun and relaxing. I visited a yarn shop not long ago. I’ve never seen so many different types of artisan yarns. Very beautiful and very expensive!

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        • Check your local library for groups gathering together to knit. Yarn shops have rooms for gathering with other knitters. They do want you to purchase their yarn. If you’re thinking of purchasing an expensive yarn – which are unique – they will guide you from beginning to end of your project. Have FUN !!! 😎

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  3. The pink shawl is beautiful! Looks soft too! 😉

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    • It is very soft. The fibers are silk and cotton. The yarn is hand dyed which is why it doesn’t have a perfect
      pattern. It was worth the work and money it took to make. I plan on creating some other wearable arts.
      I’m enjoying this process very much. I’m pleased you liked my creation. Thank you …
      Isadora 😎

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  4. Lovely work! One of these days I’ll try my hand at brioche, but I admit I find it intimidating. I’ve also had to cut back a lot on knitting because of a pinched nerve in my back. 😥

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    • Aahhh … I have back issues too. It can be a real bugger. I do a little at a time. I feel there’s no time frame. It’s the process not the ending. ~~~ : – )
      I took the brioche class feeling the same as you. It turned out to be a lot easier than it looks. The stitch creates that dramatic difficult look.
      There are videos on You Tube that can show you how it’s done.
      Thank for popping by and leaving your lovely comment. Welcome …!!!
      Isadora 😎

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  5. Absolutely beautiful, Issy! I tried to knit many years ago and I never caught on! LOL!

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    • It’s takes a little practice to get it going. I made hats over and over again until I was able to handle more stitches.
      Crocheting is a bit easier. There are so many You Tube videos that teach both. Craftsy is a web sit that teaches
      these skills plus many other skills. Hope you’ll try it again, PJ.
      I’m pleased you like my shawl. Thank you …
      Isadora 😎

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  6. What a lovely scarf – it goes so beautifully with the brooch. Very elegant!

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