Monday, April 19, 2010

Into the forest....

Despite Tux's distracting romp outside yesterday, it wasn't enough to keep me from succumbing to startitis... the good news is, I'm really into this project and will probably have it off the needles by the weekend.
So what is this massive blob of knitting? It's another Frozen Leaves shawl. This time in Handmaiden Sea Silk.I wish I could get a better picture of the colour. It's not nearly so muddy in real life. The greens are clear and vibrant, the browns are dark and mysterious, and the blues are deep like the waters of a lake that time forgot. The Sea Silk is lovely to work with and creates a nice drapey fabric.

I surprised myself with how easily I fell back into this pattern. I barely had to glance at the chart and it all came back to me. It's very intuitive.

As I have two skeins of Sea Silk, this one will be MUCH larger than the last. I'm doing it on a larger needle and I'll probably do at least nine repeats of the leaf pattern.

So Dad's second sock is on hold... it's a good thing Father's Day is in June.

8 comments:

Dee said...

The new shawl is beautiful. I love that color.

TheBlackSheep said...

I like the shawl pattern. I'm sure the colours will look better when it's blocked too. Lace never looks its best unblocked.

Does one need wool socks in June where you live? *runs*

Monika said...

I love this shawl. So many had trouble knitting from the pattern though. Are you doing a center stitch, or a double YO like the pattern? I've hesitated so far to cast on for this shawl, because of what I've read on ravelry.

Kiki said...

That shawl is gorgeous! I absolutely love the colour!!

Samantha said...

Ooh, that's pretty!!

lexa said...

Love the colorway! It's looking great in that pattern.

Not ready for handspun said...

Very pretty - and wow, you're well into it!

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, that is just gorgeous -- I love the colorway. And yes, SeaSilk is decadent :)