Saturday, August 28, 2010

FO: Enchanted Wood

Just to prove that I actually have knitted a lace shawl, may I present Enchanted Wood (also know as Hell Freezes Over).

I did this as part of a Unique Sheep KAL in February. I did post blocking shots back then, but never got around to the official FO post.

The yarn is from the Unique Sheep, in what they call a "gradience" colorway, which is a series of specially dyed skeins that progress from on color to another as you move from skein to skein. I like the idea, but it works better in some colorways than others, and the progression is occasionally a little more abrupt than I would like. I suppose that's the nature of hand dyeing. (It didn't stop me from ordering another gradience colorway for their next KAL...which I dropped out of during the eternal and horrific cast on. But that's another story.)

This was also my first (and only) attempt at knitting with beads, and I loved it!

I haven't had an opportunity to wear this yet, but it does grace Bertha (the dress form) in my craft room, so I get to enjoy it every day anyway.

It remains to be seen whether I will (successfully) tackle another lace shawl, but at least I can prove I knitted one once!

12 comments:

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

That is very lovely! And yes, knitting with beads is addicting. Looks great. Just enough sparkle!

Allison said...

WOW. This is gorgeous. I don't know that I ever saw your blocking shots so this is my first time viewing it. Well done! It's amazing!

sophanne said...

If I'm recalling correctly- you've knitted one twice. those beads are gorgeous- I have not yet travelled there. And your hair looks beautiful too- David Cassidy would be jealous!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I turned out beautifully

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh wow... beautiful shawl! Wear it well.

Renee said...

Definitely a successful project, it's gorgeous!

LORI LAWSON said...

How lovely is this? I hope you'll wear it to spinning at Common Threads next time you come. I would love to see it in person.

LORI LAWSON said...

How lovely is this? I hope you'll wear it to spinning at Common Threads next time you come. I would love to see it in person.

Knitting Diva said...

WOW! I think your gradience shawl if beautiful!! I knit a wrap using Unique Sheep gradience and love it. Your shawl is amazing and is tempting me to give some bead knitting a try.

Life's a Stitch said...

Elegant!

Romi said...

Lovely!!! Well done. :)

Susanne said...

Shawl looks great and what a lovely yarn color. Enjoy it in the upcoming cool fall evenings.