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On To New Things – The Oakland Shawl

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The rainbow Bridge scarf in memory of Pogo is now done and it is time for me to try to move onto new things.


I went on to Ravelry to look at patterns that people used with the beautiful Kauni yarn from Denmark and found the beautiful Oakland Shawl by Sally Brandl.

Happily, the pattern is one that I can do while I am in the healing process, when my brain is fuzzy and my mental acuity is not so great. The Oakland Shawl is perfect as it is mainly garter stitch with a yarn over here and there along each edge and along the spine.

I do love working with this yarn despite it being sticky and sheepy, but the color changes are so lovely and it’s fun to keep going to see the colors change in your hands.

It is worked with two balls of the Kauni yarn, one in the rainbow and one that morphs between light gray to dark gray.


After just a few days of easy knitting, the shawl began to take shape and I’m thrilled with the results. This will be quite a large shawl that I can wrap around me like a big hug.


Sometimes, while knitting this shawl, I fall asleep holding the yarn in my hands. This is the purpose of why I knit, it calms and relaxes me and soothes my frazzled nerves. It keeps my hands busy when my mind is restless and makes me happy knowing I’m going to have something beautiful to wear very soon.

2 responses »

  1. pretty! you’re such a great knitter!


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