Yarn - The Unique Sheep Laceweight (formerly Liisu Yarns, the yarn is sadly discontinued), 3 skeins Meadowlight
Needles - Addi Turbo US 4 and 6, 24 inch
Time to Knit - Feb. 28 - March 27, 2009
Finished Size - 82 inches across tip edge, 30 inches long
I did this one because I fell in love with the insects across the bottom. The yarn had been in my stash for a couple of years, and I felt it brought to mind a quiet little pond on a summer's day. For me, it was quite simply the perfect marriage of pattern and yarn.
A big thank you to my BKB for modeling! We were both a tad on the scruffy side that day....and her pictures won out because she was less so than I was.
In fact, she might hurt me when she sees that I used the picture with her face and ponytail...
Laminaria, by Elizabeth Freeman in Knitty, Spring of 08
Yarn - Dream in Color Smooshy, 3 skeins Strange Harvest
Needles - Addi Turbo US 7, 32 inch
Time to knit - April 14 to May 11, 2009
Size - 82 inches across top, 45 inches long
I wanted another fingering weight shawl because I've found that they are the true workhorse shawls in my drawer. I knew I wanted a triangular shawl, and I knew I wanted it to be pretty big. I had purchased the yarn with an eye towards a triangular shawl, but for some reason I had resisted pairing it with this particular pattern. Silly me. Once I got going, I fell in love with the way the subtle variegation played with the pattern. In order to use up as much yarn as possible, I added an extra two repeats of the blossom pattern in the middle....and in the end I wound up with only 30 grams leftover. Perfect!