Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Miss Jessica's Swap Ishbel

I told you that I had mad itch to get started on knitting more lace, and I wasn't lying! As soon as I got my new yarn, I got started right away on Jessica's swap shawl (a shawl made in exchange for new blog banner art...and another blog banner surprise coming in the future!). I miscalculated how much yarn I'd need when I ordered, so I had to add another yarn in. I used the alpaca cloud hank from the KnitPicks Sampler I bought last summer (a supply that sometimes seems neverending). I think the gray lace yarn actually helped to make the color-changing yarn pop more. I'm really pleased with how it came together. And as always, the Ishbel pattern is a dream to knit!

The other exciting part of this shawl is that it kicks off my participation in the Ravelry group, 10 shawls in 2010. But the joke with Miss Shelley is that because I knit so quickly and addictively, my group should be 2010 shawls in 2010....maybe if I didn't work. ;)

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LollyChops said...

Man... you just amaze me all the time! This is sooo cool! How in the heck do you do stuff like this!!

Bailey said...

What beautiful work you do. So very talented!

Angie said...

Turned out gorgeous!!!

Monika said...

As you already know, I love it! :o)

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. I totally agree that the grey helped the other colors stand out more. I can't imagine it now without it. Speed Queen.

designwaitress said...

I'm the luckiest girl in the world, ladies!
I'm the recipient of this gorgeous shawl.
Now I'm out to find the perfect shirt to go under it ;)
You are wicked talented!