So a quick post showing off some knitting from the last few months. Drive-by posting. I hope.
Pattern: Leaves Dancing Modell 118/9 by Junghans-Wolle
Yarn: Yarn Chef Creme Brulee Lace in Sailing the Bay
Needles: Size 5
Cast On: May 12, 2011
Bound Off: May 25, 2011
Blocked: September 2, 2011 (seriously.)
This pattern was designed in German and I made some slight modifications to it, if you are interested in them and where I got tips to help read the chart, check out my ravelry project page.
Yes, it took me months to block this. It is really unfortunate that it did because there were many occasions during the summer when this shawl would have been the perfect addition to a sundress on an evening out, but it was unblocked in a heap and I'd leave feeling like whatever other shawl I grabbed was just not doing it for me.
Photographing this and capturing the color just right was, for this inexperienced photographer, not easy. So not easy that I really didn't do it. On my monitor the photos of the yarn and the shawl in progress posted on my ravelry project page come pretty close. Your monitor mileage may vary.
I love the color of this yarn, I think Yarn Chef does a wonderful job at dyeing up yarns that are solid-ish with just enough variation to be interesting, but not so much that the yarn overwhelms the pattern.
Lace is just so photogenic, isn't it?
I can't stop myself.
Okay, I'm done.
2011. Twenty-nine. $5.40. So much for quick posts. Nearly 90 minutes. I was distracted by television, but seriously.