Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Beatrice is complete

I finally and happily finished my bee shawl which I named Beatrice. I am so thrilled with the finished knit.
The shawl was an amazing learning experience and I am certainly looking forward to my next Knitspot shawl!

ETA: I have had several request for what yarn I used. Thank you!
I actually used my own hand dyed Sweet Lace in the Rose Hill Colourway that is currently a custom dye request colourway.

Bee in Field

I sort of work on this project in spurts. This time it was my plane knitting to and from my parent's house for Thanksgiving. I got the first 3 bees done. The photo shows 10, so I guess I must be getting close to the end.

I'm finding this section to be easier than the others, mainly because there is very little to do on wrong side rows, and even the right side rows are more logical than the bee section, at least to me. Besides, this pattern is my favorite of the 3 sections.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

for all who observe it

have a lovely Thanksgiving. :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Through the Swarm

Hi All! I'm still diligently knitting along. I've made it through the swarm. I'm seriously considering doing the petite as I'm really short and it appears shrinking. I'm probably 5'2 and 3/4" in the morning and shrinking throughout the day. Has anyone else done the petite yet and been happy (or not) with that choice? I just want to wear the shawl and not have it wear me. :) My only reservation is that it will throw off the beautiful symmetry of the three sections.
~Madame Purl

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I joined this KAL a while back when it first formed, but have only got around to casting on my Bee Fields a few weeks ago. Then I posted to my blog, but forgot to post to the KAL blog.

So my Bee Fields about now about half way through the swarm section and I am just getting around to posting here. I love the pattern, the yarn (Claudia's Hand Painted Silk Lace), the whole project. We've only had a couple bumps, pretty much due to my total inability to set up the swarm section in a moving car. Once I got over that issue, it's been full speed ahead.

Friday, November 2, 2007

shawl models in short supply

I finished knitting the shawl last Friday and blocked it on Saturday, but late work hours have kept me from getting to the park for a lovely outdoor shot, so I resorted to the brass hooks on the back of the double doors and just hung the 'bee' as nicely as I could.

And here's a bit of detail ~

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Oregon Red Clover Honey

On to the swarm

I've been working diligently on my bee for the last week or so, and now I'm just finished with the first repeat of the bee swarm. I just love this pattern! I have to say, though, that these rows are taking forever. I'm hoping to finish it before January, when 2 new mystery shawls are starting (I signed up for both. Not sure what I was thinking...)

This picture isn't that great, but it's the best I could get with my camera yesterday. It's prettier in real life, promise:)