Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Slightly Perplexed

Last night I had the joy of finishing a piece of lace....always an act of magic! I was not at all surprised to wind up with a sink full of black water, given how much of the dye had come off on my hands. In fact, I was surprised that it only took 5 rinses for the water to come clean!
Miss P. helped me to pin it out, and I had to take a picture of her handiwork. I waited until she was eating dinner before I fixed it.
Here you see the shawl spread out in all of it's glory.
This is really the only detail shot I took.
I did manage to get an accurate picture of the color and the beaded edging. I thought the yarn and beads were perfect together!
The reason why I'm perplexed is that I just can't figure out a good way of photographing the finished piece...short of laying it out on another white sheet.
Project Specs:
Pattern - Norwegian Woods Shawl or Scarf by Sivia Harding
Needles - Addi Turbo, size 3.25mm, 36 inch
Yarn - Kangaroo Dyer Alpaca & Silk Laceweight in Slate, a gift from the talented Margene
Knitting Time - June 23 to Nov. 1, 2009
Notes - I made the shawl size! The End!

While it is indeed a lovely shawl, I've decided not to keep it. As the yarn came to me as an unexpected gift, I'm going to pass along the love and donate this shawl to my P.E.O. chapter's annual auction. (Which means I may have to find an excuse to not be there because I always find it rather excruciating to watch my pieces sold....especially when I know it's going to be sold for considerably less than it's worth!) (bygones...it's a great cause!) All proceeds from our auction go directly to support our programs, which you can learn more about here.
And if I figure out how to take better pictures, I'll be sure to share them!


Bonnie said...

Gorgeous work! It's so nice of you to donate it. The beads are like stars in a night sky. Just beautiful.

margene said...

Beautifully done and a very generous gift after all that knitting time. Good for you!

Jenny said...

It's a stunning shawl and someone will be very lucky to have it! I hope it fetches a good sum.

Anne said...

Wow - That'll knock someone's socks off for sure! How gorgeous is that?!?