Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Queen

I finished my Queen!
 Since my Japanese Iris' are long gone,
  I'm taking a pictures of it over my kimono.
 In true Ring Shawl tradition, I can slide Wooly's wedding ring through it!
 How cool is that?!

Gossamer Web's Phoenix - Japanese Iris - dyed by me 
Merino, silk, cashmere 2/52
2mm needles
72" square

I'm in love with Phoenix. It was easy to dye, easy to knit, and holds it's block like no other.
It's been 2 weeks since I blocked it, and those edge points are still sharp. Love love love.

Harvest Time
 We had an Indian summer, so we got ripe tomatoes. They're so sweet.
 Here's Ed Amame with the volunteer corn stalk. No actual corn, but it's fun to watch it grow.
Mr K and Corey harvested apples from this tree that's just their size.
 "Dad! We need a bigger box!"

How cool is that?! An apple tree just their size.

I can't believe summer is over. It's great knitting weather. Guess I better get busy on Maple.

I'm also thinking about The Wedding Ring shawl. I'll probably use Phoenix...I want it red. Which reminds me, I never did dye anything this summer. I also have turquoise Colourmart cashsilk, which would be cool... "something borrowed, something blue." Decisions decisions...

Happy Knitting! Happy Fall! :)

6 comments:

Dorothy said...

Long live the Queen! That is just about the prettiest shawl I've ever seen. I've had my eye on Phoenix and it's nice to hear a first hand account. I think the Wedding Ring Shawl is calling my name.

nordwolke said...

So, so, so stunning. A real accomplishment! Congrats!
And you are funny: "It was easy to dye, easy to knit"! Yes, I am sure it is an absolute easy-peasy project. ;)

Lorraine said...

Michele- I salute you! And I'm really curious to see what's next.

You're amazing.

Anne said...

Hi Michele - absolutely fabulous! And you dyed the yarn yourself? amazing.

Something borrowed, something blue.....are you hinting at something here ?!?!?

Enjoy the late harvest - it feels like fall here today and I'm NOT ready for it!

Maple next? and another shawl? Can't wait to see what you start on next. (Did you every finish Anastasiya?)

Laritza said...

Beautiful Queen! congratulations!

Brigitte said...

Wow. Now that is a SHAWL. That really is awesome. YAY YOU!

Ed Amame. LOL!