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Two knitting projects - Qualified Perceptions
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Two knitting projects
I finished this shawl just before the recent California trip, but didn't block it until I got back. I'm very pleased with how it turned out, and it is totally a Thing For Me. I bought the copper silk lace several years ago on a previous California trip (all trips involve visiting local yarn stores), but I never had the perfect thing for it until I saw this particular pattern - the fans in the lace look very gear-like to me, and the lace yarn shines like copper wire in bright light, so this is my Steampunk Copper Clockwork shawl. I even bought a black dress to wear it with. :) None of the pictures really capture the copper-shiny effect, but you can imagine it. Oh, and I really like the pattern - the confusing magical cast-on, the as-you-go mini-lace edging around the front edge, and the gorgeous final lace. I had extra yarn, so I added a bit of length, but in retrospect I think it would have been fine without it, and kept the edging out of scrunching into my elbows when I bend my arms. Oh well.



The socks are much less exciting, but the picture is better. (Socks nearly fit on a scanner, with some Photoshop to munge two pictures together). I really love the multicolored Pigeonroof Studios yarn, but it's hard to figure what to do with it. Just plain stockinette socks (or something like Skew, which is stockinette in a funny arrangement) are fine, though that makes all the muliticolor changes into little horizontal lines. This texture turns the color changes into an interesting muddle, which I think works surprisingly well.

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desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: August 16th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pretty!
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: August 16th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
The stitch on the sock does nicely at giving a different appearance on a variagated yarn without swamping the pattern. I've been poking at that a little bit in crochet, too -- it's funny how different a small change makes the yarn look.

Nifty shawl!
nuclearpolymer From: nuclearpolymer Date: August 16th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
That shawl is amazing
bluepapercup From: bluepapercup Date: August 17th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
That is a beautiful shawl. Really arresting color and intriguing design. I bet it looks awesome over the black dress!
tallou From: tallou Date: August 17th, 2012 05:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Gorgeous.
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remcat From: remcat Date: August 18th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I have silver yarn to make this shawl! :) #12 in my queue ...
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 22nd, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

beautiful!

You are the most talented sister ever!
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