Last Summer Weekend
From the Process to the Pit

Hanging Vines Hanging At the Lake

With a walking stick in one hand and Hanging Vines in the other, I hiked up to Willow Heights Lake.  It was very important to find a unique place to show off a finished object as beautiful as this Hanging Vines stole. The afterglow of knitting such a beautiful piece, and of the hike up to this incredible place, is still with me.  They both feel like a gift, both were experiences I'll not forget and both will be in my life for years to come.


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CloseupofthestolehangvinesHanging Vines Stole by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Yarn-merino/silk single, dyed and spun by Judy (Smatterings), color Peony. 1050 yds appx.
Size 8 needles (Addi's 32")
Size: 82" x 28"
Time to knit: July 17-September 15, 2005
Every stitch was a joy, a meditation, the embodiment of the process. The end is bittersweet, as I could happily continue to knit with such lovely yarn and an interesting pattern.



The perfect setting to show off your beautiful stole ! Such gorgeous colours and patterns. Beautiful !

It is absolutely a stunning stole, Margene!

It is huge! And beautiful. I am almost sorry you are finished knitting it too.

Wow, now that's a stole! Considering what your 'wingspan' is, that's amazing. And beautiful. Thanks for the full reveal.

So beautiful! (and big!)

What a beautiful pattern and the colours compliment it perfectly ( not to mention the scenery) Where did you get the pattern from ( I see a similar stole in my future somewhere)

It's a beautiful stole!

I love that stole, it's beautiful, and what a great photo shoot, I just want to go sit by that lake right now...

Great set of photos.
Hanging vines is gorgeous

Margene, Hanging Vines is absolutely gorgeous! Looks like you had a very nice outting, also.

Margene, your stole is truly beautiful. Gorgeous pictures.

it's gorgeous...stunning. i never realized it was going to be that large until now. i'm guessing by the one pic of you holding it out that it's at least 6 feet long, right?

It's absoutely beautiful - I'm stunned that it's so big! And the yarn, well, could anything have been more perfect?

Oh my god that's GORGEOUS! And SO BIG! Maybe I need to make a rectangular stole now. Hmmm. You've got my little brain churning.

Really what I love is how happy you look!

PS - Is it really that cold there that you're in jeans and long sleeves? It's still summer here, alas.

Oh is every bit as beautiful as I envisioned it would be!!!!

How many skeins of Judy's yarn did it take...or should I ask, how many do you think it would take for a short person.....

It's unbelievable!! That's a BIG beaautiful shawl. You look so happy and lovely in the pics. Wear it in good health.


Margene it's beautiful!

It's really perfect. It isn't often when the experience and the product are so just right. Lucky you!

Beautiful! The size is great.

Gorgeous! What else can you say... Just gorgeous.

You look like a beautiful butterfly with that magnificent stole stretched over your wingspan.

Oooooh! Wow! Oh my Goddess! I can't believe it! Where is the yarn from?! How long did it take?! Oooooh!

*And then shi squealed hirself into a frenzy over Margene's shawl ... and fell onto the floor off hir bed while looking at it.*

Margene - It's stunning. I think I could knit this one.

Wow! Beautiful. Great pictures!!


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