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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Pictures

They say that a picture's worth a thousand words.... well, how's about 8 pictures?



Although the nupps aren't quite perfect; I could have used a blocking wire but none was handy; the light outside was poor, and it was raining a bit as the goats looked on; it is my first ever completed lace shawl...... and I love it.
Swallowtail - pattern by Evelyn Clark - as seen in Interweave Knits.
Paprika Lace Weight Alpaca - by Dicentra Designs

And to think it all began here.... with this lovely gift from Lisa (the hand dyeing artist). You can get your own Paprika Lace Weight Alpaca. Colors will vary slightly in each batch- from a light golden to a deep rust. thank you, Lisa, for the inspiration :-)

35 Comments:

At January 16, 2007 at 1:21 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Oh, it's just a thing of beauty! Love it :)

 
At January 16, 2007 at 1:25 PM, Anonymous Leah said...

It's lovely, just a thing of beauty, nupps and all!!

 
At January 16, 2007 at 1:37 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Stunning!

 
At January 16, 2007 at 1:41 PM, Anonymous regina said...

It's magnificent!

 
At January 16, 2007 at 1:45 PM, Blogger Margene said...

It is fabulous and the pictures show it off beautifully.

 
At January 16, 2007 at 1:46 PM, Blogger trek said...

Looks great! If you don't have a blocking wire to hand, you can try unbending a wire coat hanger. Or, you can run a length of sock yarn through the shawl where you would normally run the blocking wire and wrap the ends of the sock yarn around very sturdy blocking pins ( I use T-pins from Staples) and pull the sock yarn taut.

PS - Got your CMF email about my package - I seriously just cannot wait.

 
At January 16, 2007 at 1:51 PM, Blogger CPAKnit said...

Your shawl is gorgeous! You will have all of us working on our lace projects tonight!

 
At January 16, 2007 at 2:01 PM, Anonymous Erin said...

Really beautiful shawl. The color looks great on you too. Good job!

 
At January 16, 2007 at 2:13 PM, Anonymous Kelly said...

Great job on the shawl. It's beautiful!

 
At January 16, 2007 at 2:33 PM, Anonymous Rachel said...

Wow, it's beautiful! Those nupps were definitely worth the work.

 
At January 16, 2007 at 3:39 PM, Blogger --Deb said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

 
At January 16, 2007 at 3:59 PM, Blogger Carole Knits said...

Congratulations! You did a wonderful job and the nupps look perfect to me. Now that you've done one lace shawl you'll be addicted. What's next?!?

 
At January 16, 2007 at 4:00 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Absolutely gorgeous -- very well done! I can't believe that's your first lace project.

 
At January 16, 2007 at 4:20 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

It's BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations!

 
At January 16, 2007 at 4:35 PM, Anonymous Emily said...

nuppnuppnuppnupp

They look lovely all finished up and in context (it was a wonderful person invented the color paprika).

 
At January 16, 2007 at 4:56 PM, Blogger Jane said...

Just beautiful, Teyani! I love that color.

 
At January 16, 2007 at 7:10 PM, Blogger jackie said...

Worth 8000 words for sure! It is just too beautiful for words! I am amazed at how quickly you knit that up! Are you able to finish socks in 90 minutes too?

 
At January 16, 2007 at 8:04 PM, Anonymous kmkat said...

The shawl, she is beautifulstunninggorgeous, yes? Yes!

 
At January 17, 2007 at 1:57 AM, Anonymous Jeanne said...

Beautiful!

 
At January 17, 2007 at 3:14 AM, Anonymous Laurie said...

That's beautiful! The size is perfect, and the poses are great.

 
At January 17, 2007 at 5:31 AM, Blogger Stacey said...

wow. that came out amazing!

 
At January 17, 2007 at 6:29 AM, Blogger Karen said...

It is just gorgeous! I can't believe that is your first lace shawl! And you pick a pattern with nupps no less. You are a brave woman! Enjoy your beautiful new shawl Teyani!

 
At January 17, 2007 at 8:46 AM, Blogger aija said...

Beautiful, both FO and yarn :)

 
At January 17, 2007 at 10:48 AM, Blogger Chris said...

GORGEOUS! Congrats!!

 
At January 17, 2007 at 11:24 AM, Anonymous Lynne said...

Just fabulous, Teyani. What a beautiful shawl!

 
At January 18, 2007 at 7:20 AM, Blogger Weaver said...

Stunning!!!

 
At January 18, 2007 at 12:13 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Absolutely stunning.

 
At January 18, 2007 at 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Enjoy!

 
At January 18, 2007 at 12:51 PM, Anonymous Debby said...

Congratulations! Enjoy!

 
At January 18, 2007 at 1:17 PM, Blogger amanda said...

Beautiful! It is stunning and the color is just wonderful!!!

 
At January 21, 2007 at 12:36 PM, Blogger sarah said...

That shawl is absolutely beautiful! It looks so lovely on you.

 
At January 21, 2007 at 6:19 PM, Blogger Momo said...

That turned out just lovely, Teyani. Really, I think it's the most beautiful one I have seen on the 'net. Much prettier than the one in IWK. Congrats!!! You will be the envy of Madrona Fiber Arts Fest.

 
At January 22, 2007 at 4:53 PM, Anonymous Becky said...

See I told you that you'd be wonderful at lace! The shawl is fantastic!

 
At January 25, 2007 at 11:17 AM, Blogger Faith said...

I love your shawl! I also just completed Swallowtail, and it was also my first. Such a great project! I'm almost tempted to start another just so that I can experiment with other colors. The paprika is incredible. Great job.

 
At June 28, 2007 at 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the time that you put into your blog. Your shawl is sooo gorgeous, a thing of beauty and a joy to look at.
Danita

 

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