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June 12, 2009

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Taos Stole – Finally

Filed under: Finished Projects,Hobbies and Obsessions — Cat @ 5:00 am

Taos Stole on Bear

So, what do you do when you can’t find a suitable location to photograph your latest knitting finished object?

You go out and find a funny napping bear sculpture who doesn’t mind giving you a hand. Er… paw. Er… back.

All winter, I drive past this guy and I just have the un-bear-able urge to knit him a scarf. Maybe I will do that some day. But in the mean time, he was happy to display the finished Taos stole.

Mom went with me for the “photostyling” and suggested that he should model it as a muffler.

Bear with stole

How about a detail shot of the knitting?


This was a fun project. Here are the details:

“Triple S Shawl”, by a designer called “The Knitting Fairy”. The yarn used was from the “Plain and Fancy Sheep and Wool” company (no website, sadly).

I picked up both pattern and yarn at the Taos Wool Market last October. I understand that the Plain and Fancy vendors will be at the Estes Park Wool Market, so I am hoping to be able to show the finished project to them.

I highly recommend the yarn – very soft and stunningly colored. It knit up like a dream. Blocking was amazing – I didn’t even have to stretch and pin out the shawl. Instead, I soaked it really well and then laid it out on towels on the guest bed. The weight of the shawl let me just give a tug or two to straighten out the lines and then it was perfect. As usual (for Denver), it dried overnight.

Everybody have a great weekend!

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  1. Beautiful! Of course, I originally read the post as the Tacos Shawl. Is it wrong to want tacos at 8 am?

    Comment by Nicole — June 12, 2009 @ 9:08 am
  2. Beautiful. I love your model. Great use of what you have nearby.

    Comment by DonnaW — June 12, 2009 @ 1:14 pm
  3. looks great! have fun up in estes!

    Comment by kari s. — June 12, 2009 @ 3:22 pm
  4. Love the stole and the pictures :)

    LOL about the looks on the bus. People must have been thinking “boy, does she have some time on her hands” “why is she doing that?” “I wonder if she is making a ruler sweater?” :)

    Comment by Nachaele Olson — June 13, 2009 @ 8:07 am
  5. Having seen it in person, I can only go even further in saying, although the photo is beautiful, it is even prettier when you can see it up close. You did a beautiful job and the colors look great on you.

    Comment by cheryl — June 13, 2009 @ 9:22 am
  6. Great photo and an absolutely fabulous project.

    Comment by Judy — June 13, 2009 @ 2:40 pm
  7. Very pretty, I can’t wait to see it in person. I saw you briefly at the vendors tent in Estes but was in a hurry so I couldn’t say hi. Is that bear at Colorado Mills?

    Comment by Claudia — June 14, 2009 @ 11:48 am
  8. GRRRRYMPH! Cold, wet, want scarf!

    The bear

    Comment by Mom — June 15, 2009 @ 1:33 pm
  9. It’s beautiful! Love the model, too :) Can’t wait to see it in person.

    Comment by Terrie — June 15, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

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