Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hap for Georgia

Well I'm back home in New England and finally able to get together a wee blog post to document the knitting I was working on in Scotland.
I"m afraid I wasn't a very prepared auntie and did not have this anywhere near finished before I arrived to see Georgia. So in between holding my little niece and other domestic bits and bobs I worked away on this Hap shawl so that I could leave having done my Shetland duty!



I went with the "in the round" construction on this shawl. I started with the central square, picked up sts around the edge and worked outwards from there. I didn't do the traditional knitted on edging however and instead went with an I cord bind off (as Jared uses in his version of the Hap).


I did use Sharon Miller's Hap Shawl book for reference but had to change a lot of numbers as I was using a heavier yarn- Rowan Scottish Tweed DK.


As you can see I went with very Scottish landscape colours....the photo below being Georgia's immediate surroundings....so she'll blend right in!

I had a wonderful visit with my Scottish clan but it's also lovely to be back with my kids and husband in beautiful snowy New England!

17 comments:

Kirsten said...

The blanket and Georgia are both beautiful!

Cornflower said...

Aw! Lovely - both!

Laura said...

Beautiful - I love the earthy colours!

Julie said...

gorgeous!! the blanket is perfect, and the baby is so darling. :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I love the blanket! You've inspired me!

emileeknits said...

What a darling baby. I love the colors you chose.

Eliza said...

that is such a wonderful shawl/blanket for Georgia!! What a lucky little girl!

nicole said...

It's stunning Gudrun! I so love the colours. And the wee baby in it is darling too!

I'm glad you had a lovely trip!

MaryjoO said...

lovely baby, lovely shawl! I am sure you had a wonderful time with your family.

BTW, my sister in law loved my Wast Side shawl so much she got her own pattern and is now working on it!
Maryjo

Hilary said...

What a beautiful blanket. And Georgia is precious!!!

Astrig said...

Welcome back...when I need an image in my mind of "cozy" today, I'm going to thing of the beautiful baby Georgia wrapped in that gorgeous shawl...thanks for the smile!

wooly daisy said...

georgia sure is the cutest little dumpling and the hap blanket is wonderful-what a great auntie you are!

the cows are priceless!

Linda said...

I love that blanket and the baby is gorgeous!

mary jane said...

Beautiful babe and shawl, Welcome home!

Goes by the name of Anna said...

Oooh - that blanket is gorgeous (though I'm sure some of that 'oooh' is for the cute baby on top of it!)

Tracy said...

Lovely shawl - I like the colours you've chosen. Beautiful baby too.

Journeying Five said...

what a great auntie gift!