9.09.2010

FO ~ Mara Shawl


Details:
Pattern:  Mara free as a download from Madelinetosh on Ravelry
Yarn:  3 skeins of Madelinetosh dk in "Silver Fox" from stash, originally purchased from The Backwards Loop
Needles: 5.5 mm circs
I'm way behind in posting, Mara was cast on and off beginning of January just before I broke my finger.
The yarn is delicious, the colourway is one of my favourites.
Love my grays either darkly saturated or light and fresh.

Very simple pattern and a pleasure to knit.

This shawl is going to see a lot of wear.  It's an accessory that can easily be dressed up or down.


Autumn is my favourite time of the year.  I love the colour, the produce and especially wearing sweaters and boots.  I'm a boot gal and newly shod too!  My well worn, comfy barn and hiking boots have seen better days.  These are my brand spanking new ones. 

Love. Me. Some. Great. Boots!   Definitely not office or going out wear, but for outdoors, I'm most comfortable in something solid and warm.  They're "Lowa" brand and extremely comfortable.  I can feel a sock knitting spree coming on...

My funky boots are "Bogs".  They come in various heights and styles.  The colours and patterns range from plain black to all sorts of flowers and designs, are rated to -65 degrees and truth be told - there's never been a more comfortable rubber lined boot.  They take rain/winter boots to a whole new level with neoprene uppers and handles for easy on and off.   
Been doing a lot of painting in the house fall makes me feel nesty and creative.  My favourite blog to fuel my reno mojo is Kevin and Layla Palmer's The Lettered Cottage.  Fall is also when I drink tea non-stop.  Visit Claudia at Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog for great info about tea.  Thanks Claudia, you've upped my tea learning and pleasure.  I never thought to use a French Press and can't wait to try it.

Be well, be happy and have a great day,
Renee  

33 comments:

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love your Mara how was the pattern?
I have 3 skeins of MadTosh in Tart I have been saving for this also love your bogs:)Hugs Darcy

Thea said...

That shawl is GORGEOUS! I may have to get that pattern for some MadTosh I have had in stash for a bit.

And yes, the bogs are cute.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Your shawl is perfect! A great accessorry for fall. Love it!

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jillian said...

Your Mara is incredible! Lovely in that cool icy gray.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a treat to see you back blogging!!! Love that shawl ~ it's absolutely stunning and the photos are just beautiful too.

Like you I love Fall and agree it's a great time of year to wear and enjoy sweaters, boots, and wraps and, of course, drink lots of cups of tea ;)

Chris said...

Beautiful beautiful shawl!! I may have to queue that pattern once and for all. Happy fall to you!

barefootrooster said...

swoon. this makes me think that i really need to make another one of these -- maybe in madelinetosh -- that shine! that stitch definition. sooo lovely. hooray for knitwear weather!

peaknits said...

What a beautiful past - starting with that shawl - wow - breathtaking! Your whole attitude sounds wonderful and ready for fall!

Jody said...

Your Mara is GORGEOUS! I love the color. Mine was blocked yesterday! It was a "Mara" kind of week!

margene said...

Love the stony gray and the way the shade varies. You show the versatility of Mara with the different poses. I'm envious of your cool boots. The tea blog looks very interesting. Thanks for the link!

CelticCastOn said...

Your Mara is beautiful, love that colourway!

t does wool said...

okay..Renee...that Mara is simply stunning and yes the yarn looks delicious.
love your bogs...and glad to see you here again

elephantJuice said...

This looks fantastic! A lovely shade of grey :)

emileeknits said...

What a lovely color and versatile piece!

raining sheep said...

Oooooooh, I know what my next knitting project will be. That is scrumptious. I love your color choice and I am heading straight to it.

Ravenhill said...

Your shawl is beautiful as can be. I love the color, it will go with absolutely anything!
emily

Ally Johnston said...

Great to have something so beautiful and versatile.

Knitterella said...

Awesome shawl! Sorry about your finger :(

Jane said...

Love Bogs! They're so much fun!

Nicole said...

Glad to see your back, missed you dearly! I had a hunch autumn would bring you back!
Love Mara shawls and yours is a stunning example! Beautifully done!

Mare said...

oh your shawl is just wonderful - it is perfect:)....wow!...

Lesley said...

This shawl is GORGEOUS! I've got to make one for myself! Love the colour you chose.

Lesley
byporchlight.blogspot.com

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

I really love this! It is starting to convince me that I really do need to learn how to knit!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Lilly said...

The most beautiful, ever see, very very attractive ;-)
You can see mine here :

http://wild-hibiscus-fr.blogspot.fr/2012/10/mara.html

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful patterns, but being new to this can you tell me what 'PM' in the abbreviations means and is a marker something that you add in to the row of knitting? Sorry to be so dense!!

Jenny said...

Beautiful and diverse! I'm going to knit this with my homegrown Shetland! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bestfoodies said...

I adore this shawl and have it on my Wish List board on Pinterest. The problem is I don't knit ! Do you make and sell them ??? It is beautiful !! Thanks

Anonymous said...

How do I get the Mara pattern?

Renee said...

You can find the Mara pattern from Madelinetosh for free here:
http://madelinetosh.com/store/index.php/patterns/mara-shawl.html

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shawl! I am not able to find the pattern on that site:( Canyou help please?

Renee said...

Mara pattern is no longer available on the Madelinetosh site, but can be downloaded for free from Ravelry here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mara-3

Katie said...

Hi Renee! I stumbled across your lovely site looking shawl patterns and fell in love with your Classic take on the Mara. I have the pattern and some lovely madelinetosh dk ready to go but there is such trepidation in the comments and disagreement over the pattern particularly in relation to keeping the spine on center and attaching the edging. I know you made yours ages ago but was wondering if you had any pattern notes to share. Thank you for considering and keep up the beautiful work! I spent hours looking through your lovely creations!

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