Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Peer Pressure

Picture it: Sicily, 1910...

Wait! I need to stop channeling Sophia from the Golden Girls. Seriously, picture this:
A knitter who has no need for shawls. A knitter who thinks that lace is "too hard and fiddly" for her... she likes "sweaters and socks and mittens". Useful things. Enter the "pushers": Monica, Anne, Kim and Judy. Judy had the yarn, Kim put the item on the knitter, Monica smiled appreciatively and Anne, well... Anne turned around and softly gasped: "that just illuminates your face." $60 in 100% silk and 4 emails to the pattern designer later and you have :

Mini knitting the Adagio shawl by Candace Eisner Strick in 100% silk hand dyed by Judy of Ball and Skein (or Smatterings... however you know her). In one short evening, I learned to knit lace, do a Russian join and how easy it is to fall in love with a piece of knitting. This knitting has a purpose: I love it, it makes me happy and will look fantastic on me at wedding I need to attend in July (whaddya think: black capris, white silk shell, this fabulous shawl, purple slides... meow!!).


Friday night














Sunday night (9 repeats of 19 DONE).











Oh, and *ahem* I am planning a 2nd one... still cruising Kim's site for that... I am thinking a merino-silk-angora blend?

6 comments:

  1. Love the color. Can't wait to see it done.

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  2. Sometimes, peer pressure is a GOOD thing!! It looks fabulous.

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  3. Oh....I LOVE the color of the shawl! The yarn looks fabulous. And yes, DEFINITELY go with the purple slides!

    BTW - the Russian join is my favorite join...it's so useful and so easy. I've lost count of how many people I've taught that technique!

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  4. Woohoo! Another convert!

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  5. Shawls are bustin' out all over. I gotta gotta gotta make me one. Even in her early stages, yours has great charisma.

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  6. Beautiful! Love the colour and it will look fabulous at the wedding in the colour combo you have chosen.

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