Tuesday, June 25, 2013

They say...

That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger.



I was almost done in by this project, but finish it I have.  I also have tendonitis in my right elbow courtesy of repetitive motion.  Though you cannot tell because it's not yet blocked, there are beads, Estonian nupps and miles of lace.  OK, I exaggerate...only around 1,300 yards or so.  I do believe I'm a stronger knitter because I stuck it out.  While Knitty calls this pattern "Piquant", I think it's really "Extra Spicy."  Your mileage may vary.

Pattern:  Aeolian
Yarn: Findley Dappled lace weight in Wisteria.  162 grams
Beads: Czech iridescent multi-blues size 8
Needles:  3.5mm Addi turbo lace

Hope you're all well and knitting your summer away!

18 comments:

Finding Pam said...

That shawl is beautiful. I do believe it does make you stronger to finish something that is difficult. Way to go.

Been missing you on blogging. It is great to see a post from you.

Gail said...

Oh, my goodness gracious!!! I have never seen anything so beautiful. Oh, for just a fraction of your talent...

Mimi said...

It is beautiful Rudee, well worth the effort to finish it. You'll value it every time you wear it. Would love a close-up pic!

Jane Galley said...

Wow,Wow, Wow! It's stunning, I'm so glad you showed us the finished article

Peggy Jones said...

Beautiful. We are expecting our very first great grandchild in Jan and I am into doing the Christening Blanket. So excited. Hope you all are not dodging storms like we are.
QMM

The Bug said...

Gorgeous!! It looks like a butterfly :)

Alice said...

Holey Moley, THAT is Gorgeous!
An Amazing work of ART.
. . . all the more - for the work you put into it.

Knitty said...

That is beautiful! I am working on Lisa Hoffman's Architectural Vest which isn't technically difficult but it is giving me fits. That chart is minuscule and my scanner wasn't working when I tried to copy and print an enlarged version. I have the back and left front done and something about the right front doesn't sound/look right. The head of our knitting group is either more like than me than I thought, or it really is the directions. I will be stronger AND thankful when this is done.

SapphireBlue said...

Wow! That looks amazing!

Brenda said...

I am trying to figure out how difficult that will be to block. I love it!

Brenda said...

I am trying to figure out how difficult that will be to block. I love it!

Ruth said...

Looks amazing, probaly time to knit a couple of simple hats.

Winifred said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. Love this pattern and the colour. This was the first lace shawl pattern I maded & I was in a state of shock trying to finish it so I know exactly what you mean. Lace, beads AND nupps? I wouldn't call it piquant either, flippin' horrendous I'd say.

NCmountainwoman said...

So glad to see you resurface. I've been worried about you and your loved ones.

Lovely, lovely shawl and it will be so versatile. Our local yarn shop is closing so I've been buying like crazy at reduced prices for "regular" customers. My husband laughs that I have several years worth!

sandy said...

This is gorgeous! i don't visit many blogs anymore - glad i came by to see this shawl.

Linda said...

Hope that you and yours are well. I miss your posts! Take care.

Winifred said...

Just catching up on things. Hope things are OK for you now sounds like you've had an awful time.

I've made this shawl a few times now & I love the pattern. It was the first lace shawl I ever knitted.

Love to you & your family hope you have a wonderful Christmas & a great year in 2014.

Winifred said...

Just catching up on things. Hope things are OK for you now sounds like you've had an awful time.

I've made this shawl a few times now & I love the pattern. It was the first lace shawl I ever knitted.

Love to you & your family hope you have a wonderful Christmas & a great year in 2014.