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?


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

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

  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!

  4. Woohoo! Another convert!

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

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