FO On Wednesday: Birthday Edition

The shawl is done and blocked! I am thrilled with the way it turned out. Blocking really turns what looks like a wrinkled mess into something to be proud of.

The pattern is Perfect Retreat Shawl by Susan B. Anderson. The yarn is Cascade Heritage in gray. I followed the pattern as written and made the larger size. The pattern is really well written and would be a great first lace/shawl pattern. It tells you exactly what to do which I love. The yarn is one I’ve used many times in the past and will use many times to come. It’s a real workhorse fingering weight. It’s soft but sturdy.

Today is my birthday. I plan to spend the day playing Pokemon Go, having lunch out and when evening comes I’ll be knitting until it’s time to go to bed. I’m sure I’ll be doing my usual things too. I just want to take a day off from the holiday craziness.


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29 Responses to FO On Wednesday: Birthday Edition

  1. Pauly Heller says:

    Happy Birthday! The shawl is beautiful! I, too, love Susan B. Anderson’s patterns. I’ve made several of her toys. I agree her instructions are very well written, and she posts excellent YouTube videos, too.

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  2. Happy birthday to you! Hope it is a wonderful one! Your shawl is beautiful! Love the lace, and it is just perfect – congratulations!

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  3. Happy birthday, have a lovely day. The shawl is beautiful.

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  4. Congratulations on completing your shawl, it’s beautiful. That photo is wonderful because it made me think it would work exactly like that that as a poncho – I don’t think I have really considered a poncho, at least not since I was 12!

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  5. RebSef says:

    I hope you have a wonderful day. Happy Birthday xxxx

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  6. Happy birthday! Your shawl is gorgeous.

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  7. Colleen says:

    It’s a beautiful shawl and I love that picot edge πŸ™‚ Lots of work but totally worth it. Have a wonderful birtuday!

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  8. salpal1 says:

    happy birthday! I hope it is even more relaxing than you expect.

    The blocked shawl looks wonderful!

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  9. chrisknits says:

    Wow! It is just lovely. I love that snaking lace motif. And a Happy Birthday to you!!

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  10. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Have a wonderful birthday – a day for yourself! I hope it involves ice cream! πŸ™‚ Your shawl is beautiful.

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  11. Lovely shawl and Happy Birthday. Sounds like you will enjoy your day. πŸŽ‚

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  12. AJ says:

    Happy birthday!!! I hope you get lots of knitting time to celebrate!

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  13. What a beautiful shawl! Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day πŸ™‚

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  14. slippedstitches says:

    Happy Birthday!

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  15. Helen says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

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  16. Happy birthday!! The shawl looks great.

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  17. #1 Happy Birthday #2 WOW on the shawl. Fantastic. Enjoy YOUR Day today. I wish you health and happiness in your coming year

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  18. Happy birthday, and I pray you have many more wonderful years ahead.

    Your shawl is beautiful, Cascade makes lovely yarns.

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  19. kathyreeves says:

    Happy Birthday! The shawl is stunning!! More beautiful than I ever imagined, your blocking is superb!

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  20. bluestempond says:

    That turned out just beautifully! And I had to laugh because guess what…it’s my birthday, too. Happy birthday to us both. πŸ™‚

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  21. Gorgeous!!!! Happy birthday, friend!

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  22. The shawl looks GREAT! AND. Happy Birthday!

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  23. SusanK says:

    Belated happy birthday !!!🎁πŸ₯³

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  24. LDSVenus says:

    Beautifully done! Blocked out very nicely! Happy Belated Birthday from me also.

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  25. Olivia says:

    Oh my goodness it’s stunning. Wow! And I hope your Birthday was fabulous πŸŽ‚

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  26. Stefanie says:

    Happy belated birthday, Karen! I hope your day went as you had wanted it to.

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  27. OH, MY GOOD ness! This is so far beyond anything I could do – it blows me away. What a marvelous project and it looks fantastic. Would love to wear it – I can only imagine the comments you will get on this. WOW.

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