Saturday, February 27, 2010

Never say Never....

You wanna peek? Are you seeing something you never thought you'd see here?

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Something I said I'd never take an interest in...you know what they say about never say never...


It's all Megan's fault really.
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Why? I admit seeing her knit her shawls using sock yarn lately made me a bit more curious than I've ever been. My other knitter friends around here use the laceweight. Which I also said I'd never buy...cough..cough..I have 4 skeins now. (well 1 was a gift ;)


I can see where blocking makes all the difference. I even got to test my new blocking wires.Close up of the lace
Before, you see the pattern, but the blocking shows much more.

My Ravelympics challenge was to knit a shawl in 2 weeks. I chose a simple pattern with YO's (which are often trying to me. Not knitting them, just keeping track of them!) Oh, wait a minute, isn't lace full of YO's? I admit, I did have to drop down and fix a few missing YO's, maybe about 5 or so, but geesh, with all the ones you see here that's pretty impressive to me. I already knit from charts with sock knitting, so that part was easy.
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This fence will make a great place to photo shawls, I just pressed it up there and voila (well most of it, ignore the 2 nails poking out of the fence board ;)

Did she just say "shawls"?
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DD is getting so much better and clearer picture taking as I know she doesn't like being my model.

I was asked would I get much wear out of this. I so can see this dressing up an outfit (jeans in my case) or wearing as a scarf as this merino-cashmere-nylon base is so very soft. Knitting with it was a pleasure and after soaking and blocking even more softer.
Who...
Traveling Woman Shawl by Liz Abinante
The Plucky Knitter MCN in Caddy
US 6 KP's options circular for shawl, size 8 dpn for bind off
Started: February 12, 2010 @ 9:00 pm
Finished: February 26, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

Stay tuned to see what one I cast on next, well you know as far as knitting with sock yarn. I do have 2 worsted weight shawl WIP's I need to finish too.

26 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

It's gorgeous!! I love it.

Carol said...

verra nice, m'lady!

Stacey said...

Great job! :D

Beverly said...

It looks fantastic! I bet it's a new obsession now too.

Dee said...

Well, LOOK at you!! All shawl-ly goodness and such.

Very good job. Traveling Woman is gorgeous!

Congrats on the finish.

Bezzie said...

Way to go! But way to go actually wearing it! (that's my only hang up with lace shawls!)

Trillian42 said...

It's gorgeous! Isn't lace in sock yarn a blast? One of my favorite things to knit.

chemgrrl said...

Beautiful!

turtlegirl76 said...

Yay for lace shawls! It looks gorgeous. I love the colorway you chose for it. Beautiful. I almost did Traveling Woman for my Olympic Knitting, but I got stupid. *sigh* Soon. I'll make one soon. I absolutely love yours!

kemtee said...

Welcome to the dark side… have a cookie.

Karen said...

Not surprised at all. I knew I'd see a lace shawl here some day. :) It's gorgeous.

Javajem said...

It's gorgeous!! Great job!

Watch out - lace is addicting!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

It's beautiful!

cpurl17 said...

That's really really pretty!!

Tons of pretty shawls and shawlettes at Stitches so you can wear yours when you come to Stitches West, 2011!!

elspeth said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! Great job!

Cookie said...

Yay!

Aren't you glad that you gave in to the lace?

xo

Alice said...

Wow the shawl is beautiful and looks great on you! Well done :)

Sandra said...

Gosh,Zonda it is gorgeous! Glad you realised that Never often means "Any day now"

Julie said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

Marisol said...

Wow Zonda-- this is so fabulous! I love, love, love it!

freshisle said...

Spinning! and now lace! Beautifully done.

Jo said...

It's beautiful - I like the soft brown.

pat said...

I love this little shawl pattern - yours is just beautiful. I'm thinking of making a handspun one...maybe...

Acornbud said...

I hear you on the lace thing...never say never, lol. It's beautiful!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

It is gorgoeus Zonda!! Such a lovely color too!

I'm with you...never say never! I think I'm wavering on the shawls!

DPUTiger said...

Nicely done! I'm on the prowl for non-lace sock yarn shawls. I can't get excited about lace, but I can get excited about shawls!