Monday, August 18, 2008

Just Plain Beautiful

This morning, I have two projects to share with you both knit by Sheryl with patterns by KnitSpot.

The first is the Twinings Stole. Sheryl used FF Laceweight Merino in the Philosophy colorway (yep, another colorway that I've set on the backburner at the moment).

The photos are pre-blocking but still absolutely gorgeous!

Sheryl is actually fairly new to lace knitting, but you would never know it to look at her work! In fact, she's pretty new to knitting in general, with just two years under her belt right now. Right from the start, her work never looked like that of a newbie. I know this because Sheryl is one of the gal's who frequents my favorite LYS, Farmhouse Knits in Beaverton, Oregon. She's part of the nicest little knitting group in the world. I try to make it down to their knitting sessions at Farmhouse from time to time, but it's tough to get away in the middle of a weekday morning. It's been quite a while now and I'm really itching to make it to another session. Perhaps even this Friday. It would be a much needed little break and a chance to chit chat and laugh and knit and relax.

Since Sheryl is someone I know personally, I'm going to take a great liberty and show you another of her projects. She sent me the photos of Twinings, but I couldn't help noticing that she has another project posted on Ravelry using FF yarn. Now, normally I would never use someone's photos without their permission, but I'm going to take a giant leap here and assume that Sheryl won't sue me ;) It's just too pretty not to share and it's also one of the fairly new KnitSpot patterns, so not one I've seen before outside of Anne's original.

And so I present to you Sheryl's version of the Rivolo Scarf in FF Merino/Tencel Sock Yarn in the Humility Too colorway:

It's so great to see some projects coming in with the still fairly new Merino/Tencel yarn. This is a yarn where the colors just don't quite "sing" in the skein photos, but it transforms so beautifully when knit. It's something that Anne commented on when designing the Rivolo Scarf using the Serenity colorway and I see it now also in Sheryl's version using the Humility Too colorway. So much prettier than you would imagine just by looking at the skein!

Gorgeous work, Sheryl! (And hope to see you soon! :)


Sheryl said...

Hey Deb,
I was just getting ready to send you the pictures, but decided to check out your blog first. What a great surprise!! You are always welcome to any of my pics - no need to ask. The merino blend is one of my new favorites, and I agree that the skeins don't do the colors justice. Hope to see you soon,

Vickie said...

Oh my! So gorgeous - both of them. Lovely work. I am very impressed that she has only been knitting for a short while. I think I may have to try some of the merino/tencel yarns. Just what I need - another Fearless Fibers product I can't resist!

baby face said...

She must have a natural gift as a
knitter; they are both beautiful
and very well done. Lace is a hard
project to take on for a beginner.
Your yarns look beautiful also.

Lynne E. said...

Sheryl's work is stunning! Speaking of "back burner" colors, I'm hoping you will resuscitate "Wisteria" at some point. You retired it just before I finished my "Wisteria" socks, when I was thinking that I'd like to make another pair. Usually I don't care much for purples, but "Wisteria" is elegant!

anne said...

oooh, when i came to your page i thoguht wow! that's pretty, hehe. i didn't notice it was one of my patterns right away. i might be a little tired . .