Friday, March 26, 2010

still hooked on green

green is my favorite color, no doubt. and i love all the other colors too, but green is number one. and after i got this palette from knitpicks, i started thinking how nice it would be for the dovecote shawl. sometimes you just need a good basic wool, especially for a pattern that reminds me so much of gansey, but with lace ....









i'm ever so pleased with this shawl ... i wore her today, took the pictures this morning, but am now bundled up in windpro fleece as the day has turned ugly.

what i enjoyed ... the changing patterns. just when you're "over" one repeat, you get to switch to a new one. and then, after all those different stitch patterns, there's still the edge border. with that, i patiently purled backwards. the border is rather narrow, and i didn't want to keep flipping my knitting back and forth, so i purled backwards, ... to get the garter stitch. hmmm ... did i purl or knit backwards? well ... whatever i did, i got garter stitch, as i was suppose to. it's not hard. i'm sure there's videos out there on the net.

now, i am semi-projectless. i still have my aran sweater to knit, but i want to start a new shawl. i have been trying to figure out for a week already what's next. i have no idea. but, i will figure it out this weekend.

ps ... whoops! i knitted the "petite" size on 4mm needles with approx 554 yards of fingering wt. yarn. the pattern in this size calls for 600 yds.

6 comments:

Meandering Mel said...

Your shawl turned out so pretty! I love the shade of green too :)

Esoteric Knitter said...

what?!? projectless?? ;)

leanne pizio said...

Beautemous! This shawl is Fabulous! I wore my blue shawl the other day and got many compliments on it. You do such amazing work.

Rainy Daisy said...

This is lovely! And your stitches are so even...Do you find the Palette to be a bit scratchy though?

Robin said...

It's beautiful! I'm going to have to check out that backwards-non-flip-thing.

Anonymous said...

Purdy,Purdy, Purdy! You are "still" the shawl queen (not to mention sock queen too) in my books! Awesome shawl. Can we say, 'spring is in the air and green too?'..;-)