Monday, August 07, 2006

Aunt Ruth's Shawl



My mum has just moved house, and in moving found this. A beautiful shawl, which I don't remember at all, that her aunt knitted when I was born. It is stunning, and huge. About a metre square. This photo, taken at the last minute before I left the house, sorry, should have blocked it, does not do it justice. However, it has holes in it. Possibly from moths, and probably from small children playing with it! I am hoping someone can shed some light on how best to fix them. There must be some way to stop them getting any bigger? Help someone!!

5 comments:

Kathleen said...

Hiya, come visiting via Tigerlilith. Your aunt's shawl is just beautiful. So delicate and fine, a real heirloom.

Margaret said...

Wow Nell, that's so beautiful. DO you ever go to knitter's review? Some of the older knitters there might have good tips about preserving old lace. Good luck :)

Nell said...

Thanks for your comments guys. Margaret, that's a great idea, I'll go seek our Knitter's review. N x

Midsummer night's knitter said...

I knitted the same pattern in the circular version for my son 20 years ago - brought a wee tear to my eye looking at this one!
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