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Let It Flow

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I know.  I know.  It's not a cardigan, and it's not gray.  But I did finish a thing . . . and it might be one of my favorite things ever.  And just in time, too.  Because winter showed up this week, and I can use all the wool I can get.


(On Monday we had a snow storm.  Yesterday, it was clear.  Sunshine and blue skies even.  But then the lake effect snow machine turned on at pretty much the same time Tom and I had our one opportunity to do a knitting-photo-shoot while there was still light.  So here I am . . . in the pouring snow!)

It only took me a couple of rows to "get" why Andrea Mowry's "shifty" designs are so popular!  Oh, my -- what fun this was to knit!  All those colors.  All that texture.  And a great, satisfying end result.

I had a "yarn palette" of 7 lovely Briar Rose colors to play with -- and then . . . I just let it flow!


Let it grow, let it grow. . . 
Let it blossom, let it flow.
In the sun, the rain, the snow. . . 
Love is lovely, let it grow.


(Ravelry details here.)

So.  Gray cardigan next?
(Not a chance. . . )


Be sure to visit Kat today for other Unraveled posts.  And head over to Bonny's to get in on the Just Mercy discussion.  (I'm not sure that she has any pastries left, but the discussion is very good!)



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It's stunning, absolutely stunning! It's so colorful, goes with everything, and even the photos in the snow are perfect. I'm enjoying your not-a-gray-cardigan knitting and it looks like you really are!
P.S. The pastries are all gone, but I did bake blueberry muffins this morning. Everyone is welcome to stop by for more Just Mercy discussion and a warm muffin!


Beautiful!! I love all the colors and, as Bonny says, it will go with absolutely EVERYTHING!! Perfect timing for finishing it up.


Love Love! Love! And the notch! :-)


It's really gorgeous (and gorgeous on you!), and frankly the snow makes the photo shoot!


Oh my, I LOVE THIS!! And, I immediately clicked away to buy the pattern about an hour ago... without saying so!! FANTASTIC!!!


Beautiful! I love the colors and the design!

Linda Wabanimkee

Love the colorful shawl! Awesome!


It looks amazing! I'm glad you liked knitting it - I still say that my Shift Cowl is one of the most fun things I have EVER knit.


So beautiful! Looks like you'll have ample opportunities to love wearing it.

kathy b

I LOVE your blog. I LOVE Your photos. I LOVE that shawl. Wows. I love your hair. I had mine platinum silvered last week.


GORGEOUS!! I can almost *feel* the squishiness!! I might have to move that up in my queue!


So pretty - you and the shawl. The colors are gorgeous together. So here we go into winter, ready or not. Maybe gray sweaters are overrated. ;-)


oh boy do I LOVE that FO!! it's a bright spot in any landscape and WOW does it bring your smile to life :-) also loving the "not another gray cardigan" promise ... I'm making that one, too!


The shawl is amazing but I have to say the snow is the best possible addition to this post! I adore these photos of you!


Wow. So-o fun. These Shift patterns look like they are going to be classics. On my list!


The snow created the perfect backdrop for your photoshoot! I LOVE the colors of you used! Not only is the wrap beautiful but it looks perfectly warm and cozy!

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