Tuesday, May 08, 2007

catching up

crochet shawl again

I'll catch up with what the photo is of in a moment. Firstly, from the comments of the last post. The shoes are from Office, but about three years ago, at the end of a sale. The fabric is from cottonpatch; they have loads of similarly beautiful ones (and great service). The skirt is made up of six triangle-ish panels. And thanks for the complements on my legs, but the photo was taken in the mirror, which, I fear had a slight lengthening effect (I suffer from muscular calves - but, hey, it's not that much of a distortion!).

I'm very excited about the Ester-along in all it's purple glory. Also in the knit-o-sphere, Storytellers have a blog, and their first question is 'What Would Buffy Knit?' (something with wooden needles, naturally...). On the subject of storytellers, my cheshire cat socks are going well. I think I've finally sorted the ear issue, and hope to have them done and dusted by the weekend.

The best catching up this week, however, was the return of one of my best friends, who's spent the last year traveling. A few months before she left she gave me a giant ball of pink boucle acrylic and told me to make her something. I ummed and erred and swore at the snaggy-ness of the yarn before finally deciding on a giant crochet wrap. It's the sweat pea shawl from the Happy Hooker. I'll finish with a close up of the boucle-ness of it all. It's so wonderfully pink and plastic it actually smells like a My Little Pony.

close up of the boucle yarn

12 comments:

ysolda said...

it's a candyfloss spiderweb!

The_Add_Knitter said...

My little pony, that's priceless!!

Lindsey said...

I'm amazed at your discipline. I simply cannot handle that type of yarn, it drives me insane. I'm very impressed!

Christie said...

Love it! I made a sweetpea and it's a wonderful shawl.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Hi Alice,
FYI: for some reason the 'comments' button isn't appearing on your most recent post. This has happened to me before with blogger, and sometimes you just have to repost/resubmit the post and it will work...

Interesting article (and socks)...my husband is a Nuclear Physicist and I do French lit., so maybe I'll have to check that book out;)

Anonymous said...

I've made that shawl - but not in a boucle yarn, which I simply hate working with! I used a cream wool mix, and it's lovely.

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Looks Good

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