Eye Candy Friday: shawl pin edition

I know, it’s kind of shocking, but this is the 700th (seven hundredth!!) Jaywalker added to the Grumpy Reader’s Gallery. Nancy from California has the distinction of having knit these, and for that I congratulate her! Congratulations, Nancy!

As her prize Nancy selected a gorgeous handcrafted shawl pin, courtesy of Chris at Scotts Mountain Crafts. Here’s the chosen pin being modeled by my Melon Scarf.

When Chris proposed this sponsorship, I jumped at the opportunity – I had already admired her handiwork on Jody’s blog, and my recent adventures in bead ‘n wire manipulation allowed me appreciate the beauty of her art that much more. Thank you so much, Chris!

As an unexpected bonus, Chris sent me a shawl pin of my own, with a bead to match my newly minted Mountainash shawl. Divine… I’m thrilled to offer these shawl pins as an option to the gallery winners :).

P.S. Did you sign up? I did!

24 thoughts on “Eye Candy Friday: shawl pin edition

  1. Wannietta

    I think that with 700 in the gallery and countless others roaming in the wild you can officially be considered a leader of a revolution!!

    Congrats to you & Nancy.

  2. Carole

    The shawl pins are lovely. I suppose I should say “thank you” for the link but I’m not sure my budget will appreciate it if I click on it.

  3. Karen S

    oh, no, you led me in temptation… I will now definetely end up knitting more socks this year ;-)

    Lovely shawls and stunning shawl pins… really beautiful.

  4. Laura

    I’m really happy to know that you signed up. Maybe this year I’ll get you for a pal and you won’t have to be standing by the package bin hating the neighbor girl. :)

  5. becky c.

    Thank you for the sign-up reminder or I would have missed it! The site is threatening to end sign-ups soon, so I’m hoping I squeaked in under the wire.

  6. Protagitron

    Those pins are gorgeous. If I was you, I would have a hard time parting with the leaf one even if its to someone who knit a pair of tiger-striped socks. Especially since it looks so pretty on that shade of Sea Silk. Since my first pair of Jaywalkers died recently, I should knit another one so that I can re-join the Jaywalkerborg- the pattern is addictive. (As is reading your blog).

  7. Wanda

    I love Chris’ shawl pins. I’ve purchased 3 or 4 and it’s always quick service and a great selection. I might have to stop on by and check out what’s new there. I definitely signed up for Sockapalooza 4 too.

  8. Janine

    I love the evergreen look of the leaf pin against your melon scarf. Congrats on the confirmed 700!

    I, too, signed up for sockapalooooza. What could be better than a gift of handknit socks? Except, perhaps, a quality digital camera to take pictures of said socks.

  9. Ashley

    You did sign up! I wondered if you would since I know you were feeling a little discouraged last round–but I’m glad someone will get the same SQUEE! that I had last time! (Just wore my socks yesterday, btw, and as always, thought “dang, these are be BEST socks!”)

  10. Nancy

    I wore my prize shawl pin today, and felt so elegant! It was just what I needed to dress up my Diamond Fantasy shawl. What a wonderful, generous prize. This should be inspiration to other knitters out there to keep knitting Jaywalkers — I need a pair myself (after giving away the 2 pair I have already made)! Thank you again, Kathy!

  11. Lindsey

    What a beautiful pin!

    Thank you for that link, I didn’t know about it and I’m so happy to be able to join in this round :o)

  12. Jayne

    Beautiful pins — what a great prize. 700 pairs of Jaywalker socks makes my mind spin.

    Thanks for the heads-up about Sockapalooza4. I joined my first ever on-line exchange today, thanks to you. Can’t wait!

  13. turtlegirl76

    OOh pretty shawl pins!

    I missed out on the sign ups for Sockapalooza. *sniff* Blogs are blocked at work and so I had no idea. I’m just now catching up for the week!

  14. karla (threadbndr)

    Yep, all signed up. Last time, I just missed the deadline, but I got to be a sock savior! Very cool to be getting a pair this time around! I’m so looking forward to it. And I can’t wait to see what my pal would like.

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