Monday, December 11, 2006

An Eyeful of Lace

For today's Monday customer project feature I have not one but FOUR lace projects to share with you. I didn't plan for this to be a lace feature day, but apparently the knitters' collective conscious was at work and I was the happy recipient of a lovely group of project photos with a lace theme.

From Theresa, we have the Swallowtail Shawl designed by Evelyn A. Clark, published in Interweave Knits Fall 2006 issue. Theresa used Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Sock Yarn in Marrakesh. Isn't is just lovely?! This is one of the projects that inspired me to get started on my own lace shawl using my Superwash Sock Yarn. Well done, Theresa! To learn more about this project and share in lots more knitting fun, take a little side trip over to visit
Theresa's blog.

Next we have another wonderful crocheted shoulder wrap shawl by the prolific Elisa. This one is made with Fearless Fibers DK Alpaca/Wool in Pumpkin Spice. She completed this lovely shawl in what seemed like the blink of an eye! It felt as though I shipped her yarn to her, had a cup of coffee, and found the photo of the completed project waiting in my inbox. Wow! It certainly doesn't look like a quick crochet! For all the fun details and lots more crochet goodness, take a gander at
Elisa's blog.

Next up is Micki's mini
Clapotis shawl from Knitty made with Fearless Fibers DK Alpaca/Wool in Navajo. Micki has lots more great photos on her blog, so click on over for a peek! I'm amazed at how many folks have told me they've made the Clapotis shawl from one of my Fearless Fibers Yarns. I guess this is a popular pattern and if Micki's fabulous finished product is any measure, I can certainly see why!

Finally, I can't resist a bit of a rerun to close the day's cavalcade of lace. I previously featured Anne of
Knitspot's Obstacles shawl in Fearless Fibers sportweight cashmere (Sedona colorway). When I last featured this project it was yet to be blocked. Now that it's completely done, I couldn't resist giving you another look, as it's just too good not to see again! Anne also now has the pattern for this shawl added to her catalogue and available for purchase.

How's that for an eyeful of lace?! Fantastic work by all! Thank you so much for sharing your projects. It's an amazing kick for me to see these. A friend recently asked me whether I miss my old corporate job at all, particularly the satisfaction of the accolades that came with it. The answer was simple: No way! Seeing the amazing things all of you are creating with my yarns brings me more satisfaction and joy than any corporate kudos ever could. I am eternally thankful to all of you for sharing your work with me. Keep those pictures coming!

Now everyone go have a great day!


DebbieKnitter said...

*grabbing pen an d startying Christmas wish list*
1. Fearless Fibers cashmere...the bomb!!!!!
2. Fearless Fibers Alpaca,wool
3. Fearless Fibers Superwash Sportweight
4. Hell, just buy stock for me in Fearless Fibers!!!
hmmmm, notice a pattern here LOL....

Anonymous said...

Very nice projects. Must be the yarn ;).

anne said...

oh wow—everyone's lace is SO pretty! that's the first swallowtail shawl i've seen that i really love the "tails are really distinct, and the swirls in the band above them are so birdlike.

thanks for the plug on obstacles!