Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bugle Boy of the Moor

Blue and berries....
Blue and berries??
sky/teal blueberries??

Pardon me for the picture heavy post, but..well I'm pretty proud of this..can you tell?

I know a worsted weight shawl is sorta cheating...
But you'll most likely not ever see me using actual laceweight...(see I didn't say never :P)
(sorry hard to make the picture upright, shouldn't have turned the camera huh)
Bugle Boy of the Moor
As you can tell I blocked the points. Some people didn't, but hey to each his own. Oh, btw, I loved the bind off for this too. Took a while, but it added some bulk to the edge, which made it easier to block.

Thanks to patient daughter. Once in a while I can con her into modeling for me!
Wandering the Moor Shawl by Celeste Glassel
Bugle Boy MCN Worsted by The Plucky Knitter 2.45 skeins
US 9's
Pre-soak was 42" W x 21" deep
Finished is 55" W x 28" deep
Started: June 25, 2010
Finished: November 11, 2010
No mods, just used worsted weight yarn. Why did it take so long..come on, you know me, too many Wip's! Trying to finish them..one at a time!

What can I say. It's no secret I love The Plucky Knitters yarns ;) When I saw this colorway for sale in June I grabbed it all. This is my 2nd lace shawl and I'm sure it won't be my last. I try to knit using charts, but this one had me using written too. It's not hard, it was just making sure I knit the correct sections at the correct time. You could hear me chanting the pattern repeat many times ;) This was not an in the public knit for me.

It's lovely, squishy and cheery I think. I look forward to wearing it somehow ;)


~RaenWa~ said...

Your shawl is beautiful & I don't think using worsted weight for a shawl is bad at all.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Pretty pretty Zonda! And in Plucky it must be sooo soft and perfect! I really must cast on with some plucky soon...can you believe I still have not cast on with Primo!?! What kind of Plucky Knitter am I?

Great job! Pont Neuf next?

Kaye said...

Oooo! That's really pretty! That color is amazing with that pattern!

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh that's a gorgeous shawl! And a very different color for you too! I love it! So vibrant!

dianne said...

Gorgeous shawl!!! The color will be fabulous on you. This one's going into the queue for me:-)

Knit and Purl Mama said...

It's gorgeous hun! Love the color. (Great photos too). That pattern is really nice.

elspeth said...

Very nice!

Jo said...

I seriously love that blue. What a beautiful shawl.

Affiknitty said...

Gorgeous! You have good reason to be proud. : )

Discoknits said...

Nothing cheating about worsted! Makes a whole lot of sense to me. Beautiful shawl, well done. I like your daughter's hair :0)

Carol said...

Lovely. i am currently collecting shawls patterns.I want to expand my shawl collection. Off to queueueueue it!

Knitting Kris said...

Simply stunning, Zonda! I just finished knitting this shawl too, and really liked the bind-off. I didn't block mine yet though. Just wove in the ends tonight. Mine is not in plucky, though. It's in SG Skinny Bugga.

kemtee said...

No, a worsted weight shawl is NOT cheating! :-)

It's lovely, and I can totally understand why you pounced on that colorway. And I think you'll wear it more often than you think.

Acornbud said...

It is very beautiful. I love the color and you you did such a great job with blocking.

weezalana said...

SO SO pretty! Really gorgeous, Z!