Thursday, 19 May 2016

My promised gift to my first grandchild

Hello everyone Thank you for coming along. It is a scheduled post as my laptop is still being fixed. Today I am showing the shawl I made for Oscar. It is a fairly old knitting patttern and made with 3ply yarn.

All of my friends and family know I am an avid knitter and years ago I promised myself that I would knit  shawl for my first grandchild. I had in the past, finished a couple that other people had started but for one reason or another weren't able to complete them. I thoroughly enjoyed doing it, whether I'd make another one is another matter. I don't know if my daughter will ever use it - these days they're walked out of hospital in a car seat. They're not allowed to leave hospital if the baby is not securely looked after in the car. But she was thrilled with it and has said it will be a beautiful keepsake


  1. This shawl is absolutely gorgeous! I love the pattern! It reminds me of the knitting my Nana used to do! It will be treasured!

  2. A beautiful keepsake Karen

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. An absolutely beautiful shawl Karen. It must have taken a very long time. A fabulous piece of work. I'm sure it will be treasured. Barbxx

  4. Hi Karen this is stunning it is just so beautiful. I am sure it will be treasured. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Just beautiful, I'm sure it will be treasured for generations to come. Cara x

  6. Wow! Oh! Wow! Karen that is absolutely AMAZING, I love it.
    How wonderful Oscar would have looked being carried out wrapped in such a beautiful shawl. I know what you mean about taking them out in a car seat.
    I am sure it will used its too beautiful not to.
    Have a great day
    Patricia x

  7. A beautiful work of art Karen. You just can't beat the old patterns can you? I have quite a collection from Woman's Weekly from the 60s and 70s! Best wishes Jackie xx

  8. Hi Karen
    This is absolutely marvellous. What a wonderful keepsake for Oscar that will always make him think of his talented and lovely Nanny.
    Ang x

  9. A stunning keepsake Karen, beautiful job. I'm sure it will be treasured.

    Hugs Erika. x

  10. Oh wow Karen, this shawl is Gorgeous ! Oscar will love it too and it will be a lovely keepsake.
    Many hugs to you all, Maria xx