Monday, August 11, 2008

Just Plain Beautiful

For today's Monday project feature, I have two fabulous projects to share with you.

The glorious shawl above is Bonnie's Arctic Diamonds Shawl in FF Laceweight Merino in the Hush colorway. The pattern is by Donna Druchunas, published in Interweave Knits, Fall 2006.

Doesn't it just make you sigh?! Bonnie did an amazing job in creating this stunning piece. Here's a closeup that really shows every perfect little detail:

You can see lots more of Bonnie's work on her blog or on Ravelry where she is bluepeninsula.

Next up are a pair of spiral socks by Lynne in FF Superwash Merino Sock Yarn in the Thoroughbred colorway.

In our e-mail exchange, Lynne referred to these as the "World's Most Boring Socks." They were knit to be practical and serviceable for her husband, rather than pretty and glamorous. I have to say, I don't think these socks are boring at all! They are definitely practical (spiral socks tend to fit and stay up well), but I also think they're quite beautiful. Now actually knitting spiral socks that are 27" tall using very lightweight yarn . . . well, that could certainly get boring! But the results are worth it:

That's one of the great things about knitting; some of the simplest stitches are the most beautiful.

You see more of Lynne's beautiful work on Ravelry where she is LynnE.

A big Thank You to Bonnie and Lynne for sharing their work!


Lynne E. said...

Bonnie's shawl is breathtaking, and so artfully photographed!

Suzanne said...

The shawl is beautiful.

Tiggywinkle Knits said...

BEEEYOUTIFUL shawl! I have that issue; I must go back and look at it again. . . .