Monday, May 04, 2009

As promised, the shiny...


So, knitting has been going on... I have two FOs but only one with photos at the moment... (the photo above doesn't embiggen, but the blocking shots do, and it's worth it...)

Aeolian Priestess Shawl
Yarn: hand-dyed by Wibbo (Christmas present); base yarn Patons 2-ply merino laceweight, dyed in colour High Priestess, 100 grammes (used 96 grammes)
Needles: 3.5mm
Beads: size 6 irridescent purple blend, about 1200 (85 grammes)
Finished size: 64" across the top by 28" deep
Started April 10, 2009; finished April 29, 2009...

Pretty, isn't it? The yarn was lovely to knit with and blocked out very well; I was glad I'd used the larger beads because it gave real weight... I even didn't mind the nupps too much once I'd started...!

Let's have a slightly better look at those nupps... Mmm. Shiny.

5 comments:

SusieH said...

Breathtaking!!!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

OOOOOOOOOOH!

Pretty! Look at the shiny beads! And the lace! Gotta borrow this one, Liz, even if it's just to wear to the grocery store....

Jane, in awe in CH (I love knit lace shawls)

jayne said...

Oooh!Very shiny! Absolutely beautiful, Liz.

Pig wot flies said...

Wow! Gorgeousness.

Cazj said...

Ohhhhhh - keep trying to summon up the courage to start this myself. Well done you - I think I am going to wait until I get a bit more lace experience before I attempt this.