Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Smells like Nirvana

So, I promised myself no blogging until I'd finished my latest project.

Needless to say, I had no idea just how long the flipping thing would take.

What is this mysterious 'thing'?

The Lotus Blossom Shawl, naturally.

On the (hopefully annual - hint hint, Connie) Yarn Crawl I saw the most beautiful shawl on display.

I had to create and possess said shawl.

I had to create and possess said shawl in Handmaiden's Sea Silk.

The yarn is ridiculously beautiful and regardless of what Husband thinks ("It smells like fish.") I could sit for hours just fondling and smelling the stuff. ("It does not. It smells like The Ocean.")

Now, this was my first lace project, but as I'm a pretty quick knitter, I didn't expect it to take me SO LONG. Almost three weeks from start to finish.


This is also the first project I've ever blocked.

I know, I know. Bad/lazy/impatient knitter.

I honestly think that you can't realize the true benefits of blocking until you've actually done it.

I wondered if it would take forever to dry, what with how humid it has been lately. I needn't have worried.

Unfortunately, I pinned it wrong side up, so you'll have to use your imagination a bit.

The demi-mannequin I have just doesn't so it justice.

It's absolutely scrumptious.

I'm actually a little turned on.

By the shawl.

Not the naked mannequin.


Michelle said...

Very beautiful! Love the colour!

Susan Pandorf said...

LOL! Glad to hear you aren't engaging in ilicit activities with the mannequin.

That being said, the shawl is a thing of beauty. (This is the part where I plead for a full bat-wing shot from the back.Pretty please, with cream and sugar on top?)


Angela said...

Michelle: Thanks! Coming from you (Mistress of The Swallowtail Shawl) that is quite a compliment.

Susan: The mannequin and I are SO OVER.