Wednesday, September 8, 2010

{Okay Mum.... No Peeking!!}

Are you my Mother?  If in fact, you are the Mother to the writer of this blog, I insist you close this window now.  I will be showing off details of your Christmas gift, and I don't want you ruining the surprise!


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Is she gone? No? She probably scrolled just a little to see if I was being serious.

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Okay. I think we're safe now. :D

I got yarn in the mail!! I've become fast friends with V, an independent dyer from the fabulous Vberry on Etsy. We email pretty much daily. hehe I hope one day I'll get to meet her in person!  Well, I was lamenting how I'd need to find some silvery-gray yarn for my mom's shawl for Christmas and she offered to dye some up! I was SUPER excited.

She ran the yarn through her cycle once and it came out a little too light for what I was going for, so she went to run it through again.  Weeeeeeeeeeeeell, there just *happened* to have been a skein of red yarn in the sink before my gray yarn and some imperceptible red dye still lurked.  It's given the yarn a little bit of a pinkish- hue in some odd spots around the yarn and I L.O.V.E it!!


Can you see the itsy bitsy pinks peeking through? IT's gorgeous!  AND , it's even prettier all caked up! (they always are, aren't they?)





I'm dying to get started on this project, but I can't pick the perfect shawl pattern.  I was thinking something triangle, that'll be complete in 450 yards or so of this fingering (or maybe add a cream border if necessary?).  I was looking for something interesting/fun lace to knit, but with the purl on the back row because I like the look of it better.  Maybe a corner to corner construction one? I don't mind if it's not free this time, since V sent me this yarn FREE of charge because of the pink mix up! She's the awesomest! :D

So what are your favorite lace shawl patterns?

5 comments:

  1. Lucky you! I love that colour. Isn't it kinda sad how something so pretty came to be by accident? It'll be hell to try and reproduce that!

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  2. thank you for moving it!!! I really, really wanted to peek. ARRGGG! sometimes its no fun being a grown up... *grins*

    Love you!

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  3. I haven't done any lace shawls yet, but I do remember seeing one in the knitpicks catalog not too far back. It was made with some crazy colored yarn, but I bet it would look good in silver too.

    Oh I couldn't find a link to it, but I did find another shawl pattern from knitpicks that caught my eye.

    http://www.knitpicks.com/patterns/Estonian_Flamingo_Lace_Stole_or_Scarf__D10353220.html

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  4. Hi hun!

    We're back from England, and I'm just catching up on all blogs and messages! The yarn looks really, really lovely, and I thought I'd recommend the smaller patterns by designer Monika Eckert (she's on Ravelry). I own most of them, so just drop me a line if you find anything you like :)

    Hugs!

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