Wednesday, February 22, 2017

NQFO: Queen Mab

Not Quite Finished Object

Even though it's not quite finished (awaiting arrival of the clasps I ordered for it), and I'll not be doing a proper photoshoot for a few weeks yet, I thought I'd share a few snaps of the blocked Queen Mab design
This used about 2.5 skeins of our Jungle Cat (Bamboo/Merino blend) in the Loch Ness Monster colourway.
As you can see, all those lacy leaves blocked out beautifully . Unlike the original Queen Mab, this version has 3/4 sleeves (the original is a vest). Both options will be included in the final pattern, and both are finished off with a nice bit of lace.
Now I just need some quiet time when Dave is out of the house, so I can commandeer the main computer and put the other sizes together. Then I'll search out a few test knitters.

12 comments:

Dee said...

Very pretty!

Araignee said...

Nice! I used to have a cat named Mab. I found her living behind a dumpster when I was in college. She was a good kitty.

Frieda said...

Beautiful ! I like both versions , really nice work , you are so talented .

Cat Lover said...

Oh my ,what a gorgeous sweater! You continue to amaze me with your talent. Gorgeous colour too.

Delighted Hands said...

Just beautiful! This really turned out so well! Congratulations on a job well done!

Vera said...

Very, very pretty. Congratulations on a great finish!! Love the lace detailing.

elns said...

I really like it. I love the combination of the stockinette sleeves and the lovely lace body. It's elegant but kind of edgy too if that makes any sense. You know I love your photo shoots so I look forward to that. But this is good stuff lady!

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful! I love the way this turned out - it's something that would be very wearable where I live (which can be hard to find, sometimes).

kathy b said...

You are a wonderful designer!!! I love the leaves. Thanks for the preview!!!! Truly gorgeous

The Well Fed Wheel said...

So pretty! Love the bit of lace on the ends of the sleeves. Perfect color too!

Mereknits said...

It is so gorgeous! I could never make anything that intricate.

Rachelle said...

Very pretty, I can see it in a deep colour too.