Hot Off the Needles
Lindsey had barely finished this when I ripped it out of her hands yesterday. In fact, I ran in the last two ends this morning, and gave the edging a quick pressing for the photo: I didn't actually allow her to finish it. But I thought you would like to see a picture, before this goes away for a while:
The shawl is knit of silk (20/2 I think, but I will have to confirm that), needles size ? (hmmm, will have to confirm that too). It is the Summer in Kansas pattern from Two Old Bags. The shawl is about 70" across the top edge, and at least 45" from nape to tip (are you just loving the accurate details here??). The yarn was two silk blanks dyed by Nancy, and we are going tomorrow to Nancy's birthday party, so the shawl will go with us. How festive, eh?
(There are Canadians in the neighborhood this week, building a log home. My husband is working with them. The eh? is contagious).
A few close up shots:
Lindsey did some alterations to the pattern, adding an extra edging and a row of single crochet along the top:
This last photo seems to be the most accurate color reproduction, it is really deep, rich colors. Nancy used Lanaset dyes, mixed up to a 2% depth of shade, to paint the silk blanks.
Lindsey is loaning the shawl to Nancy for a while to use in her classes. Those of you who take a class will be able to see this in person, and maybe even dye your own yarn to make one up. We, however, will wait patiently for her shawl's return and until then at least we have pictures (sigh).
Edit: The yarn is size 20/2 silk, needles used were size #5. Lindsey adds: "I was totally lucky the colors changed when they did. Thanks for showing off my shawl. If it were up to me my work would go into the closet and compost without being seen."
Me again: well, I've seen some of Lindsey's work, and may have to snag a few more of her beautiful shawls to show off for her.