Friday, June 10, 2011

Finally Finished

This project was sleeping on Ravelry for the past three years! Yes, I began this one nearly four years ago. Its the first large lace shawl that I have ever completed. The yarn is fabulous, Camelspin from Handmaiden, and its super soft. I was a little concerned about how the color would turn out, if the lace pattern would be hard to see with all of the tone variations, but its fantastic. 

and close up

Its Icarus, by Miriam Felton, a well written pattern. Highly recommended. It feels so good to get that one on my finished list.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Decisions, Decisions

While perusing Ravelry yesterday, I came across this pattern and immediately fell in love. Since I just finished my Icarus shawl (its blocking, photos to come), its time for a new project. My only problem is which color to make. I went shopping in my stash and came up with these combinations.

First the pattern

Now the choices:

The Blue Version

On the left is a Knitwitches yarn in Purple, and on the right is also Knitwitches in blue.

The Pinky Red Version

On the left is Dream in Color Starry in Punky Fuscia, it has sparkle in it. Not sure if that will be distracting. On the right is Malabrigo in Rayon Vert. It is not exactly a solid, but has many of the same colors as the Noro in the center.

The Pinky Green Version

On the left is Wollemeise, which I have been dying to use, but think it might be a bit too bright. On the right is Dream in Color Smooshy in Happy Forest (I used this color to make the February Lady Sweater)

The Red one

This was my original choice. It is one of the Spirit Trail club colors. I love it, but think it might be too red.

I am leaning toward the Blue Version with the blue, or the Pinky Red with the Malabrigo. Would love to do the Red.