Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In the studio - slinky black shawl

This is the continuing project from the March 23 entry. At first it seemed a bit overwhelming because I just couldn't "get" the lace pattern. Now that I'm more comfortable with it I'm sailing along.

Monday, May 11, 2009

In the studio - red shawl

Red shawl, linen, mohair, cotton, nylon, rayon, silk, stockinette stitch, size 10 cable needle, 24 in.

I didn't get enough red in the previous shawl - see March 11, 2009 - so I decided to try a slightly different mix of yarns and I love the result again! The colors range from a light orange red to a rich ruby red, and the mix makes the surface dynamic. There's also difference in the reflective qualities of the yarns, so the light "plays" across the surface.

I took this of the needles a few hours after this photo, so now it's in the "finished" bin.