Saturday, May 16, 2009

Aeolian Smile

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Pattern: Aeolian Shawl
Yarn: Ingido Moon Bombyx Silk, in Peridot

Weeeeee! Lace!

PhotobucketSometimes there's a fire lit beneath you.
Ever since I beheld this beautiful lace project in this Spring's Knitty, I knew it had to be mine. Miiiiiine, in fact.

As you can probably deduce, I knit the shoulderette version rather than the full-on shawl. I'm generally not a shawl person, and was fearful of putting many hours of work into something I would ultimately neglect.

Despite my earlier notions, I think this pretty will find its way into regular warm-weather wardrobe rotation. Particularly with the pretty wee summer dress.


PhotobucketThe lovely hank o' yarn has ended up as a cascade of green and silk and nupps (though, through my beginner-level understanding of lace I will persist in labelling them bobbles).

You may be able to tell that I
1) had much fun on a sunny yesterday photoging this FO, and
2) photoged the FO myself.

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Slightly less graceful is the photograph of lace taken by the wearer!

I'd like to thank the lilacs for being so accommodating in their photographic appearance, the nupps for not ultimately driving me nutty and the camera for not breaking when I knocked it off the edge of the park bench.


16 comments:

Walden said...

In the first picture, it almost looks like you had modified it to be a shrug, instead. Thanks for the ideas.

Susan said...

Really cute!

Team Knit ! said...

it's so gorgeous!! I love the green, green is such a perfect colour for spring. The shoulderette looks so pretty and feminine. Great job!!

- Julie

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It looks lovely. Gorgeous colour too!

yoel said...

So lovely and perfect for spring!

Ellen said...

Looks great! A good spring/summer colour. Your dress looks really cute too.

Kathleen said...

Lovely. I think you just pushed Aeolian up in my rav queue.

Siga said...

Cute cute cute. I love the green, the size and the texture. I'm sure you'll have fun wearing it.

Cyn said...

Argh. Now I want to make one of those. So cute. DAMMIT I WILL CUT YOU.

Sel and Poivre said...

That shoulderette version looks adorable on you - good choice - as always lovely knitting!

Hilary said...

That's just gorgeous!! It screams out springtime and is great with your dress. And, as always, what a cool necklace!

emileeknits said...

That's beautiful!

Marin said...

I think the pics came out great! I'm not big on triangular shawls, but I like the look of your shorter version.

Poethead said...

Very cute!

lindseyrose said...

It's beautiful! I love the color- and I also thought you had modified it into a shrug!

Ilix said...

Lovely!!!