knitting and the life I almost have around it

Monday, November 05, 2007

shawly not!

Well i am being VERY naughty and blogging at school. I'm just having one of those days... need to take the edge off. I've been playing on Ravelry and queueing things madly. i'm waiting for a few books to arrive (the first and second books of modern lace knitting and the best of knitters magazine shawls and scarves book). in anticipation of these glorious additions to my collection (i jut typed addictions... perhaps i should have left it so) i pulled out all the stops and finished my handspun silk shawl yesterday. (the handsome triangle pattern from Victorian Lace Today)
i have decided that the crochet cast-off for a large shawl is rather like childbirth - it's agony while you're doing it, but the joy of having the finished product in your hands afterwards erases the horror... until you're elbow deep in the next one.
as i'm at work i'll have to give the pics a miss , but i'll give you some nice when i get home. it is ridiculously light.. gossamer. i love it. it blocked like a dream and got a fair bit bigger than expected. check out my flickr account for some progress and blocking shots.

but of course now i am between big projects again which sucks a bit. hoping for those books to play with on my day off, hurrah! and i may have to partake of some more bendigo cotton for a nice summer top... maybe that sagey green colour they have now? i think it's the one called fennel (the pics are terrible, i have to examine my shade card). but 8ply or 4ply? hmm

Peace out
Ms Spider

Edited to add pics on Tuesday 6th

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  • At November 05, 2007 1:47 pm, Blogger Jejune said…

    Oooh NAUGHTY Miss Spidey, blogging at school, LOL! Yeah, I think 'addictions' instead of 'additions' works well - probably for most of us ;)

    Took a bit of fiddling to get the flickr link to work, but did manage it - what an intricate cast off edge for your shawl - love it! It looks all fractal!

  • At November 06, 2007 12:30 am, Blogger AR said…

    Can't wait to see your shawl! The flickr link just isn't working for me. I bet it's gorgeous!

  • At November 06, 2007 11:16 am, Blogger TinkingBell said…

    Oh lovely - and such a gorgeous colour!! and addictions works just as well!

  • At November 06, 2007 7:23 pm, Blogger Michelle said…

    Lovely lovely shawl!

    And yes, as an owner of Bendigo Cotton Fennel in 8 ply, it is indeed a gorgeous colour. I bought it for one particular project, but have frogged it and am now on the search for another project to use all that cotton with.

  • At November 07, 2007 4:59 pm, Blogger knitabulous said…

    If crochet edging is as bad as childbirth, what is a 28 stitch wide and 16 row repeat knitted-on edging that shawls sometimes have as bad as?

  • At November 07, 2007 5:50 pm, Blogger happyspider said…

    erm... childbirth with stubborn quintuplets?

  • At November 08, 2007 3:23 pm, Blogger catsmum said…

    just gorgeous - the shawl that is - and yes Fennel is a very nice colour. One of the very few I don't have in the stash as it happens.

  • At November 12, 2007 12:31 am, Blogger AR said…

    Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!!


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