Saturday, December 20, 2008

i finished one of them ....


i do not have a lot of splendid photos because i was taking pictures late at night.

but, i can say, this shawl is lovely! i really like the depth of color in the knitpicks palette heathers.

i had purchased 3 balls, just incase .... but, i only ended up using 2 balls (with 15 grams leftover of the second ball). so, this is good to know ... 2 balls of palette will deliver a nice swallowtail on 4mm needles, with beads instead of nupps.

i still have to finish the other one ... the marble heather one. but, i'll work on that over the holiday.

regarding the beads, they're 8/0 hex silver lined. the tube weighed 14 grams. i only used a portion of the tube. i only used a bead per nupp, and on the border at each picot. this time around, i also used a wee size 12 steel crochet hook to apply the beads. the hook worked fine, but sometimes i split the yarn a bit because the hook is too small for fingering vs. lace wt. yarn. but, it worked. and it was faster than my old method of stringing a piece of wire through the stitch to drop the bead down.

all that's really left is to weave in the 2 ends, and find a way to get it to the recipient.

6 comments:

Amy M said...

The shawls look beautiful - I love the grey one you have been working on, and this one turned out great! Missed you today - hope everything is okay.

handknit168 said...

beautiful and nice on that colour.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

Anonymous said...

Purdy...Purdy...Purdy!

Stacey said...

wow. that is beautiful!!!

painter girl said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see you and all the goody projects you will bring for me to peruse through!
Love you missy,
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jackie said...

waaaaaa!! i want my prettynew shawl. you are gone too long! your present is way cooler than mine.