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Card Frenzy to Hide the Shawl

In Cards, My Knitting Designs on September 28, 2009 at 2:24 pm

I finished all 50 of the birth announcement cards (to be sent out in January after Elly is born).

They are addressed and signed. All that needs to be added are stamps, the baby’s stats and a picture. A dear friend of mine had a great idea on how to include the stats: print them out 4 to a page and slide one into each card. It sounds so much easier than my original plan of hand-writing the info into each card.

Because I couldn’t stop there, I made more cards.

And then more cards

Until finally last night, I packed up all my card supplies and stashed them away. I think my favorite layout of the entire weekend can be seen in these 2 cards.

Now that I overwhelmed you with pictures of cards, perhaps you won’t bother to notice that the shawl doesn’t look any larger than the picture I took of it over a week ago.

That’s what happens when you rip out the entire last section. It was worth it though. The lace pattern had only shifted over two stitches, but it bothered me. This shawl is supposed to be an heirloom for Elizabeth – something she can wear on her wedding day. (Maybe I should have knit it in white.) I knew I wouldn’t be happy with her wearing a shawl that had an obvious-error-to-me in it. So, out it came.

This time not only did it knit up much faster, the lace pattern has no errors. What a relief.

This is a post from Knitted Gem’s blog, authored by Marie Haigh.

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  1. Such cute cards and your friend is a genius. Handwriting is not fun, I did it for mine. The shawl is beautiful and if you’ll notice the mistake then it’s best to rip it out.

  2. Your creative self has come up with fab cards!!! They are ALL great.

  3. The cards are so cute! I love handmade birth announcements.

  4. The cards look great! And I agree, you’ll be much more pleased with the shawl knowing you fixed it.

  5. Love the cards!! And yes love the shawl.
    Looks great
    Take care
    Vicki

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