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Instead of Norma's desire to see me in a black senorita dress, with black heels and a red flower behind my ear, I opted for a bright green wall. (No black dress of any sort, no heels of any sort, and no red flowers are at my finger tips.  This grrl didn't want to go shopping. You get what I got.) Although a red flower would have been nice.

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Serendipitously, last Saturday we headed for a quick lunch at our favorite, local, fast food place, the Lone Star Taqueria (which has the best shrimp tacos anywhere). As we pulled into the driveway it hit us that the lime green wall would be the perfect backdrop for Frida. No doubt Frida Kahlo would be happy with our choice (although she would have preferred a dress and flower instead of jeans). It was fun to see the look on other patrons faces as they wondered what the heck that crazy lady with the shawl was doing.


Frida was a good companion, a good knit, a good place to put my head. She gave me a chance to knit without much thought and she helped relax and rewire my brain. Because I "let the knitting happen", the outcome of very long "tails" maybe a little too much.The tails are unwieldy and awkward, best worn tied behind the back like a Danish shawl, but the ruffle made a perfect ending and, overall, I love the shawl. (Better pictures of the long tails can be found in this post.) Frida is big, warm, soft and cuddly and on warmer days there will be no need to add a coat.

Shepherds Wool is a lofty, soft spun 3 ply, which creates the perfect quality for warm scarves, hats, mitts and shawls. The texture, and the hand, along with a nice selection of color, knit into a touchable drool worthy fabric. Frida is a very good friend who can brighten any gray winters day and keep a body warm. 


Pattern: A cobbled mix of ideas from Cheryl Oberle, Mustaavillaa and Kay Gardiner Yarn: Stonehenge Shepherds Wool -2 Garnet, 2 Turquoise
Needle: Addi size 9
Time to Knit: January 3 – January 29, 2010
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Frida is huge! Much bigger than I thought from your earlier photos. The colouors are stunning. Must be wonderfully warm to wear.

Brava Margene! Frida is stunning!

Perfect backdrop for Frida! What a wonderful shawl -- happy colors, comforting pattern, delightful ruffle. And - I know that yarn well! It's so soft and cuddly. This is going to be a wonderful addition to your handknit wardrobe.

Her tails may be too long, but they look fabulous. I find chintzy ruffles kinda pathetic, so I adore her. I can see that might make it a bit awkward though. Love the wall. You look good, girl!!!!!!!

It's fantastic and tying it behind your back is a comfortable way to wear a shawl, I think. Love that lime green wall and I'm so jealous that you had shrimp tacos!

It's fantastic and looks really warm and cozy. The Saturday luncheon sounds like fun, too!

You look very pretty in your beautiful shawl! Everything looks downright festive! am I gonna get shrimp tacos for breakfast? xo

Wow - it came out great. And just the perfect shot of color for dreary winter days.

At least Norma didn't want you to grow a Frida unibrow. That girl is SO demanding.

Yowza! What a wonderful shawl. The ruffle is a great detail. Were that in my house, it might just become my new "robe." It looks too comfortable to be without.

Fabulous!Was it really warm enough to go out with just a shawl? Love the idea of long tails tied behind your back.

The shawl is bright, lively, and a perfect compliment for you. What a wonderful thing to see in the middle of winter!!

It looks delightfully warm!

A great way to start the day, with all that color! Someone has a sense of humor with that boot-topped fence post. My favorite shawl for around the house has long tails that I tuck into my waist band to keep out of the way in the kitchen. Not quite long enough to tie in the back but the fit is perfect and very warm.

Oh my goodness, I LOVE IT!! And in February. That bold color -- I love that there's no wishy-washiness about primary colors. ; ) That green wall is the perfect backdrop. Nice to see you, too.

It's wonderful to see your beautiful Frida modeled. I had no idea she was so big. Fabulous!!

Lovely shawl. I clicked on the link for Danish shawls, and I just marvel at the practicality. I never knit or wear shawls, b/c they are pain to keep on. Tying behind the back, however, is the perfect idea. In cool weather, I bet just a shawl would be perfect. I love the idea of being wrapped in something without having to continually hold it around you.

Norma, you have a nice smile on your face. I love it when you smile. The shawl colors are bright and really glow against the lime wall. Great idea for a pic. Beautiful shawl for sure!

Love it! I'm very fond of big, cuddly shawls myself...and when you have one as cheery as Frida you are garunteed to get a lot of use out of it.

Beautiful, shawl, backdrop, photo-shoot and especially you, great work as usual.

I do love a generous shawl. None of the wimpy, little "shawlettes" here. She looks great on you!

Very long tails. They're not so bad to have on at least one shawl. Tying them in the back is interesting. You're right, the ruffle adds quite a bit of charm to the whole thing.

I'm inspired! I have a friend who is premiering a dance titled Frida! in Chicago next month. Hmmm...methinks there will be another version of Frida in the world this year.
Thanks! It's beautiful

You look really cute!

cute! I totally understand the color combination knowing its a frida kahlo shawl :-)

Love it! It really is pretty.

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