Thursday, June 4, 2009

Not Exactly Lilac

Pattern: Lilac Leaf Shawl
by Nancy Bush in Knitted Lace of Estonia
18" x 60"

Yarn: Jade Sapphire Lacey Lamb
100% Extrafine Lambswool - Color 225 / Blood Red
825 yds/60 gr - less than 1 ball

Needles: Size 4 circulars

This is the third shawl I've knit from this book. The knitting was actually finished before I started the Miralda shawl, but I just sealed it up in a ziplock and put it aside rather than face the blocking wires. (I'll save my breath and not whine about that again.) And I've even had this post drafted since late April but kept going to the next thing rather than finalize.

I loved the bright, deep, clear RED of the Lacey Lamb so much when knitting my first one that I bought another identical ball. Now with leftovers from both balls, I think I can eek out one more!

Blogless FloridaMo was my inspiration for first choosing RED. I would never have made the leap without seeing hers. But I am oh so glad I did.


Sheri said...

Fast it is! I didn't realize you were working on that. Love, love, love that color. I have the Lacey Lamb in a beautiful teal color. I'm waiting for the "inspiration" of something that calls for 800+ yards.
Sheri in GA

Mary said...

How beautiful!