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with a little help from my friends.....

I think we would all agree that knitters, on the whole, are totally awesome peeps - no arguement there, Right? Right! Well I'd like to confirm just how super dooper cool the knitting community is.

In my current endevor to reduce my stash I cast on for Ulmus. Wonderful pattern, well written, gorgeous design AND used 2 skeins of sock yarn! After digging through my stash I finally decided on pairing Icicle & Butternut from the Yarn Pirate Booty Club.
C/O and began happily knitting away, feeling extremely proud of my continued efforts to bust ze'stash.

ummm... Uh oh.....Serenity now - Serenity NOW!
ain't gonna make it...not even close. Not even enough of the Butternut to finish the point on the leaf to then switch to Icicle to finish the border.
Gone was the warm glow of self satisfaction. I blew it. Not Enough Yarn.

Off to Ravely to beg, borrow or steal. I knew I could probably purchase another skein, but that kinda defeats the purpose of stash I sent out a desperate plea.
A whiney, why me?, please help, really pitiful kinda plea.
(and I just bet you can guess what happened next)

They came, they sympathized, they sent me their scraps!!!!!

And you know what else? As incredibly grateful as I am....not surprised one bit. Because we all know the moral of this story.

Knitters are givers. (and totally awesome peeps - agreed? Agreed!)

Special Thank You to Susan (Infinitespirals) Katie (KatieMcG) and Georgia (Yarnpirate)

And I completed the shawl....with a little help from my friends!

(eta - shawl is unblocked - straight off the needles)

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Comment by Diane Fallon on October 21, 2009 at 4:25pm
This shawl is stunning. I'm a brand new knitter, kinda. Just got my first kit from here and can't wait to start. My mother in law tried to teach me but that just didn't work out. I'm finding more info from this group of knitters, it's unbelievable how everyone is so helpful. Your work is gorgeous! Diane
Comment by cellogirl on October 13, 2009 at 2:56pm
Spectacular shawl--great story!!
Comment by NoKnitSherlock on August 31, 2009 at 8:32am
Knitters are GREAT! and that includes all of you too!!!
thank you all very much...
~Susan xxx
Comment by PickleSue on August 29, 2009 at 4:35pm
I love how the warm and cool colors mesh together so well! It looks gray from a distance probably- or if you just squint your eyes a little. I love it! Nice choice! And yes, knitters are really great...
Comment by Knit4Many on August 29, 2009 at 10:57am
It is so......pretty!!! Knitters rock!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on August 29, 2009 at 9:18am
Gorgeous shawl. And knitters... the best in the world! Susan
Comment by Mrs. K on August 29, 2009 at 12:57am
Wow, I'm with Peggy here. The shawl is absolutely gorgeous. And knowing I finished something with the help of your friends would just endear them and it more to me. What a blessing!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on August 28, 2009 at 6:59pm
Susan: I'm stunned. Great shawl (in fact, I want to make it, like NOW), and great story. Best part of the story is it's true! Knitters have big hearts, don't they! My hat's off to your friends from Rav! --P
Comment by Irene Soileau on August 28, 2009 at 1:30pm
Great work and what a beautiful shawl, can just see you wearing that, would be just as beautiful if you had to buy the yarns instead in busting your yarn stach, Irene, Palsknitto

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