29 December 2010

Shamelessly smitten

7 Small Shawls: T - 3!!! days and counting down.

Ulp. Just sayin'.

I don't have a huge amount of time to blog, but I wanted you all to see the blocking pics of shawl #6! We'll have the usual naming contest after the 1st, but :drumroll: here she is.
I'm still working out the blocking with a cat in the house.
So far, I've tried the bed and the floor with a sheet pinned on top.
I didn't really like either one too much.
This is knitted up with Lisa Souza's lovely silk/cashmere in Forbidden City.
OMG, it's soft and amazing stuff.
The edging is a crochet chain bind off.
It's really easy. You'll see. :) We'll have a little tutorial.

I am in love.

Deeply.

Hope you like her. :)

Did I mention that the last sister is on the needles? She's a lovely fun little knit. As soon as I realized I wasn't enjoying her because I didn't like the yarn in this particular pattern (it took a couple of days - duh!), I switched. And now I am happy as a clam.

Hope you all had a fabulous holiday! xox!

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19 Comments:

Blogger Stripeyspots said...

I can't remember if I've commented on this before but every time I see that red, I want to go buy enormous quantities of it. Such a beautiful shade!!! And lovely shawl by the way...

3:05 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

Oh YUM!

4:18 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

It's beautiful! And it's Christmasy too. I hope your test knitters pick up their sticks again real soon!

4:37 AM  
Blogger kaykatrn said...

Oh, my, I love it more with every picture. Good work, Romi!!!!!!

6:04 AM  
Blogger nekkidknitter said...

I tried blocking with a towel over the FO - came back in to find the cat lying squarely in the middle of it (and the towel was definitely damp - she didn't seem to mind!)

I've found that once the FO is pinned to my blocking mats, I can move them to the office and shut the door. As long as hubby doesn't then inadvertently leave the office door open, the kitties are foiled!

6:19 AM  
Blogger trainlady said...

I'm delurking to tell you that I gasped when I saw her. I can't wait to knit her for myself.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

She's gorgeous, Romi - I love her! Kind of reminds me of peacock feathers, with the round hole being the "eye" in the tail feather; I might have to make this in peacock colors!

7:49 AM  
Blogger LesleyD said...

Love it!! It Looks like "Angel Wings". :-)

7:50 AM  
Blogger Goose said...

Absolutely, completely, and totally gorgeous. I think this is my favorite sister yet!! Cannot wait to start knitting :D

8:44 AM  
Blogger NanaJ said...

I am in love! Stunning!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

So lovely!! Any idea on when the patterns will be ready for test-knitting? I can't wait! :D

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Romi, it is beautiful. I can't wait to get it. I am so glad I got these patterns. I love love love this one. Wait! I love them all.

See you in 4 months.

xoxo

9:48 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Incredible shawl! The design reminds me of a poinsettia. Splendid!

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, she is beautiful. I love the color, pattern, just everything about her. I can hardly wait to get my hands on this pattern. Great job, Romi.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Judy S. said...

Fabulous! Can't wait for this pattern.

4:56 PM  
Blogger janna said...

I love it! I love the color and the pattern -- I love those round eyelets/holes!

And blocking with a cat -- well, I stretch the piece out on a quilt on the floor, then I try to keep an eye on it until it's at least halfway dry (my kitty always wants to pull the pins out with her teeth!). Then I put a sheet over the whole thing to finish -- obvi, it takes longer this way! ;-)

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Klaartje said...

I just love the big holes in the 'peacock feathers'! How do you make them? Are those two YO at onces?

The romantic red is the ideal color for this unique knit.

'Goed gedaan!'

(well done in Dutch ;) )

11:40 PM  
Anonymous lv2knit said...

This is a stunner!

5:46 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

Both shawls are beautiful. The red is so striking. Can't guess at which is which. Thank you for the beautiful designs to knit.

6:21 AM  

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