Saturday, March 12, 2011

More sweet than bitter

Behold Bitterroot!I popped up to Mom's today to get some pics - lighting still isn't great because I was too lazy to put on my boots and go out in the snow (not to mention Ladydoggy wanted to play ball and I didn't want to encourage her) but it's better than I'd get at my place.
It's a nice big shawl - 72 inches wide - and knit in our Fluffy Cat Fingering which makes it an absolutely decadent garment to wear. The colour is Winter Spruce - a blend of two shades of greyish-green - scarily close to the colour of my eyes - which was not the intention, I couldn't tell you how I got this colour, so please don't ask me to dye it again.

Suprisingly, I made no modifications to this one (except I left out the beads), though were I to knit it again, I would. I'm not overly fond of the first transition in the pattern:
You see the part I circled? I find it visually jarring - it just doesn't flow with the rest of it. Were I to knit this again, I'd go straight from the first pattern into the the more leafy pattern. But other than that I do love this shawl!

Yay! I finally have a Fluffy Cat shawl (Definitely NOT giving this one away!!!!)

Now, it's time to start a new shawl. I really wanted to restart the Crow Waltz shawl and use that nummy nummy handspun, but I've gotten a little distracted.....
I dyed this up last Friday. It's our Jungle Cat and the colour is "Temptress" (I can make this one again.)

Tune in tomorrow to find out which one wins!


pendie said...

The temptress is very tempting!

Monika said...

I love my Fluffy shawl. Used it the most during this winter. I hope you'll enjoy yours too.

gayle said...

I agree about the transition - it does seem a little awkward visually. Though it's probably less visible while wearing it.
I also agree that the temptress is very tempting!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Beautiful shawl! But I can certainly see what you mean about that transition in the pattern.

Lost City Denise said...

Beautiful work on Bitterroot. The gray green is lovely! As is the Temptress.
Well done!

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful Bitteroot! I do see what you mean about the transition, but honestly don't know if I would have noticed had you not pointed it out, LOL! Great work!