Tuesday, March 13, 2007

At Long Last!

I mentioned a few posts ago that I've finally finished knitting the Faux Russian Stole from Meg Swansen's A Gathering of Lace. Well, at last I found a moment to block it. Once dry, it will at long last be done!

Pardon the odd cropping of the photo, but I couldn't bring myself to show you a picture with my piles of boxes stacked as a backdrop.



Here's a closeup that shows a bit of detail. Of course, I obviously didn't think this through enough to use a solid white towel so that my photos would show the detail nicely! Instead, I used a striped towel and the photo-implications of that didn't dawn on me until it was too late. Sigh. But you get the idea.



In other news, I want to let all of you who have expressed interest in the new Superwash Sock Yarn colorways that I posted last week know that there will be more coming soon. Most of the initial stock I had available sold within the first day or two of listing, but I have more drying in my workshop that will be posted in a few days.

In the meantime, here are a couple of others to keep you warm . . .

This is a new one called Lavender Whisper. I just added the first skein to my Etsy shop today.



And here's another that is simply labeled as "Limited Edition" in my shop. This one will not receive a name nor will it become part of my standard colorway options. It's very similar to the popular Marrakesh colorway and so I decided that it would just cause confusion to add it to the line. It's particularly difficult to distinguish between the two colorways in a photo on a computer monitor, but in person this Limited Edition colorway has a bit more of a heathery, sage color that's slightly less intense than the rich olive of the Marrakesh colorway. The highlights throughout are also more of a golden bronze than the somewhat mustardy shades in the Marrakesh. The two colorways are definitely very close to one another though, so once the four skeins I've listed in my shop today are sold, there will be no more of this colorway listed.



That's it for today. I hope to have the blocked shawl photographed and ready to share with all of you in a few days.

Oooohhh . . . and of course, don't forget to get your contest entries in if you haven't already!

4 comments:

~Tonia~ said...

Oh the shawl is soooo nice.

Oh yeah while I am typing. I recieved my yarn the other day. I can't wait to get started on it. I have a few things that I have to finish first though. :( Thanks!!

Stacey said...

too bad blogger is being a pain about viewing pictures!! I'll check back to see how things look...

Patricia said...

Lavender whisper is another sensory delight!
Great Job on the shawl. Bring it to the FH next time so we can all see it!

sprite said...

I actually like the shawl with the striped towel underneath. Perhaps you could consider that as a removable extra layer on some of those particularly rainy, chilly Oregon days...