Wednesday, 7 November 2012

FO: Seacrest


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Pattern: Suncrest

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Red Label in 'Atlantic'

Notes: I really wanted to knit something that was easy enough to chisel away at during quick moments while alone with the baby (and she was busy playing), and the garter stitch body was exactly that- perfect mindless knitting. The lace edging took me much longer, since I needed my full attention for it. What I particularly like about this shawl is that it's not triangular, but has the fun lace of a triangular shawl- I don't really reach for my triangular shawls when I need a little knitted something to wear. The shawl is deceptively small-looking when finished, and grows quite a bit once wet blocked. Yay for wet blocking! Turns lumpy knitting into a thing of beauty.

There were ducks right behind where we were taking photos, and obviously they get fed a lot, because as soon as they saw us, they started coming over:
 I wish I had brought something for them, I love friendly ducks! But back to the shawl:

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The yarn is pretty cozy for a fingering/sport weight, too- it feels warm and snuggly around the neck. Just the thing for this time of year. I also have a lot of love for this colourway- it really does look just like water.

20 comments:

Voie de Vie said...

That turned out really well! I agree - I don't turn to a triangular shawl when I want to wear a little hand-made something something.

The water in the background really shows off the yarn to perfection.

Rene Sharp said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous, the pattern and yarn are perfect together, and beautifully photographed as usual. Smiles from South Africa :)

kessainstitches said...

This is very very pretty! I agree about the wear-ability of triangular shawls. I struggle with the desire to knit all those pretty shawls but can not justify knitting too many things that I do not really use. Your little shawl is perfect, both colour and lace!

andrea.hungerford said...

I love the stitch detail and the shape of this piece - and you picked a beautiful color for it. Hard to go wrong with Tanis' yarns!

Ewa -Książka ,druty .... said...

very nice :) ewa

christine said...

Very pretty Julie.

Kat said...

We have ducks that wander our street. It's so cute when they are on the front lawn. I can't wait till Imogen's old enough to go out and feed them.

lollyknits.com said...

That color is actually even more stunning than I thought it was from the TFA pictures. The shawl is really beautiful :)

AlleRaa said...

Very cute shawl and wonderful photos!

Loulou said...

Oh my, it is so beautiful, as are you.

Tanis said...

Love your Seacreast! Perfect name for it too. The colour really suits you, but of course, I'm partial to blue ;)

Hilary said...

That's so pretty!! I'm completely in love with the pattern already (one day...), and it's just gorgeous in that blue.

yoel said...

So lovely! Great pattern-colorway combo!

Maryse said...

Beautiful! The color is wonderful! Nice pattern to knit with it! Love the size of the shawlette!

Jacey said...

Gorgeous! Love the semi-solid-ness, and the ducks! ;) I cast one for a new shawl this week (Sugared Violets). I really rarely wear them, but they are most definitely comfort knitting!

Monique said...

This is beautiful Julie! Love the colors also.

Anonymous said...

The knitting is great, I love the colors. Your skin though, ohmahgoodness, what do you do to get such gorgeous skin? I know you've had posts about natural blushes, like using beets, but what else do you do? What's your routine?

margaux said...

gorgeous! :-) i love that color!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Such a beautiful colour on you! Love the pattern

Teresa Gregorio said...

Beautiful shawl! I dig friendly ducks too. So cute :)