Simmer Dim Two

 This is my second Simmer Dim, the first is here. I called that one Summer's Done because I knitted it as summer turned to autumn. This one I made for my mum's Christmas present. I tried to think of a clever name but all I could come up with was Simmer Dim Mum and I didn't think she'd appreciate that. She appreciated the scarf though. Or is it a shawl? I'm not sure.

It's knitted in Araucania Botany Lace -details here. I think this one turned out better than the first one because I used blocking wires to get all the points pointy.






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  1. Lucky Mum I think that is beautiful and would be thrilled if my daughter made me one like that.

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  2. I hope that earned you a great many good daughter points!

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  3. It's a beauty Sue, nothing more wonderful than giving your time, thought and skill to a handmade gift x

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  4. It's beautiful, I don't normally like multicoloured yarns with lace but it's worked really nicely

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  5. Simply exquisite. Seasons greetings. x

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  6. All I could think of was that we used to be told to simmer down when we were getting rowdy as children. Do other people say that?

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  7. Beautiful colours, wonderful present.

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  8. I cannot understand the naming of knitting patterns. I do not think that it happened until last year ( I made up that bit). I used to get patterns from Woman's Own, Woman's Realm or the Wool Shop. Sirdar and Patons were favourites and, once you got the hang of it, you could just knit what you needed without a pattern. (Was that just me?)

    I apologise Sue. It is a very pretty Shawl and I congratulate you for making such a pretty thing.

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  9. This is so strange!!! Just a few hours ago I bought that very yarn online to make this scarf:
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fir-cone-lace-shawl--scarf

    and now I see it knitted into a beautiful shawl on your blog!!! Now I am wishing I had bought enough for a shawl instead! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Anonymous9:27 am GMT

    It is really beautifull! You mentioned blocking wires, if one does not have them, note as a Christmaswish for next year (or anniversarywish) they are great and the pins are sturdy. Second presentwish? An Aloe Vera houseplant, the gel in the leaves soothes burnpains (remember Christmas 2010 burnt foot?) I love quincefood, no tree though, I have to rely on roadstands, the help yourself kind or.. Japanese mini quinces, second best.When children get over exited we say: there will be black snow from the sky.

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  11. That really is gorgeous Sue. Love the colours, especially in that last close up.

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  12. What a beautiful knit!

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  13. That is absolutely gorgeous, Sue.

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    1. Hey, the gremlin which was eating my comments seems to have stopped!

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    2. Hooray! and thank you Kari.

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  14. Anonymous11:14 pm GMT

    Sue's mum loves the shawl, and it is lovely and warm. ME

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  15. It looks fabulous Sue!

    I'd be lost without my blocking wires and pins, they really make a difference to results.

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  16. Beautiful colours in both shawls Sue. Hope that you had a great Christmas and that you have a wonderful, 2014! xx

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