Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Commissioned.

Yay! I've been commissioned to make a project! My friend Kaitlin has a wedding to go to Memorial Day weekend and she wants a shawl to go with a pretty brown dress she bought for the occasion. Luck for me, she has excellent taste in yarn, color, and pattern! Alchemy Bamboo, Teal Tide, and Print O' the Wave Stole. This is going to be fun! I spent a few hours this morning swatching and working on the math to figure out how big this puppy can be with the yarn that I have. When giving the swatch a bath... I noticed that it bled a bit, tinting the water blue.

Blue water...


And now the wonder of blocking... Turning a wadded up piece of string...

Wad...


Into a beautiful lace pattern...

Blocked.


The color variation in this yarn is awesome. The colorway couldn't be more perfect for the wavy pattern with variations hinting to the shimmering aqua waters of a tropical sea.



I think the finished shawl will be about 13"x46". And one thing that you can't tell from the photos: the yarn is incredibly soft with a lovely drape. After it was dry from blocking, I threw it in the dryer with a towel because it seemed a bit stiff. It emerged silky and soft. Nice.

Yay for new projects!

3 comments:

Kaitl said...

YAY!

too bad loop didn't have a fouth skein...

though I guess spending $80 on yarn was plenty...

hope you're having fun with it!

<3

MHAithaca said...

Beautiful work! I can't wait to see pictures when it's done.

kessa said...

Its lovely!

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