26 April 2007

The Blame Game

First of all, I blame Ted for making it all look so easy (and lovely). Next, I blame Jenni for making something so freakin' breathtaking that the stitch pattern would stick in my head for months waiting to be let out. And then, of course, I have to blame Barbara Walker, for putting the stitch pattern in her first Treasury in the first place. Most especially, though, I blame Ray for handpainted laceweight so lovely I just could. not. resist.

Why that looks like just about enough for a triangular shawl.

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14 comments:

Fudge said...

Well, it does look beautiful though I noticed that you really had to zoom into it to get the detail. How long will it take to finish? I know, it's not the product; it's the process.

Jeri said...

That is going to be gorgeous. And such fluffy nice yarn! But the photo appears bluer than the yarn looks, which is more of a lavender than periwinkel. Nice stuff, mel!I wonder how it will look on you?

Sheepish Annie said...

Blame is a healthy thing. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!

And if it nets you a pretty piece of knitting then so much the better. Very, very lovely!!

Ted said...

I'm an Enabler !!

(Of the best kind.)

knitnzu said...

That is some fine and lovely lace. And what a crew of nice enablers you have! When did you start that? Looks like you've done quite a lot so far (given that it looks like TINY little stitches!). Doesn't look anything like an instant gratification project or one to be attempted with more than a small glass of wine!

Pumpkinmama said...

There is no return from this particular rabbit hole, you know.....

Julie said...

Oh, that looks lovely! Both the pattern and the yarn are gorgeous.

Hey, I saw your picture over on Melissa's blog. Looks like your weekend away was a really goood time.

I did a little practice toe with the directions you gave me. I was surprised at how easy it was; what have I been afraid of with toe-up? My next pair will be done with this method. Thanks :)

Jenni said...

Haha, the evil seed I planted in October has finally sprung into fruition! My plan to take over the world is succeeding!

Thank you for the kind words. I am flattered that my shawl offered you some inspiration. I hope your shawl makes you twice as happy and only half as crazy as mine made me.

JoVE said...

Very nice. Lace is kind of addictive, though.

Elemmaciltur said...

Hehehe, I've just started an Icarus. ;-)

Ginny said...

I agree with the rabbithole/addiction comments. Lace is both hard to put down in a knitting session, and intriguing to start with new projects! Ray's yarn looks lovely! Just as well hes urvived the Sherrifs.

Cheryl said...

That photo is incredible! And the lace too, of course.

Angela said...

I'm kind of new to your blog and can't remember if I've ever left a comment before. I just wanted you to know that I enjoy reading your blog. I think that triangular shawl is the perfect size and I really love your smurf clogs.

Scoutj said...

I can't wait to see this as it grows!!