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Friday, August 24, 2012

Cast on 421...

So, we started the Cheryl Oberle Litla Dimun Knit Along tonight. And those little directions are the entry point of this pattern. It sounds horrid but it's the beginning of a truly nice little shawl with a simple yet elegant lace motif. I would recommend this pattern to any newbies to lace that are scared of it. It's both written out and charted wonderfully and it's a shawl that you start on the outside edge and knit inward getting smaller every other row so it's nice and fast about the time you want to scream to the knitting gods to please let it be done.
I'm using alpaca sox yarn in a ovely green kettle dye. It's both wonderfully soft, beautiful and has a little halo going for it. I think it's going to be lovely. I am considering throwing in some amber colored antler beads into the lace. I know, I seem to be bead crazy as of late...

Speaking of which, I got this done.
I'm fairly happy with it, despite my feelings toward variegates. This yarn still makes me think of back home near the water on a fall day where the mountains march the fall colors all the way to the waters edge.

The whole thing is supposed to be a water motif. The varying width garter edge is the beach, with the rolling lace being the wave as it comes ashore and the staggered lace being the bubbles that are left in a waves passing. That's what made me think of adding the beads in on the staggered edge of the beach. Anyone who's walked a rocky Alaskan shore is familiar with the often surprisingly beautiful flotsam that is left behind at the tide marks.

Right now I plan on it going to a local rescue as a raffle prize to help raise some money for dogs. Hopefully I get some pictures of it on someone.

Well, off to bed with me so I can be well rested for my return to work. Have a good night everyone and a wonderful weekend.

1 comment:

  1. That is a gorgeous shawl you just finished, Quinton. I think adding beads to simulate flotsam is a great idea. I enjoyed watchng everyone starting the KAL last night and look forward to seeing how it goes. - Joe