Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Emma and I had a little photo shoot this morning, out at Ladd Marsh. My yard is pitifully unphotogenic, so we went someplace a little prettier.

First, my symmetrical Mystery Stole, made by knitting Rows 1-287 twice, then grafting. I like it, and if I ever go anyplace elegant (Ooo, there's a wedding in my family this month..... somewhere to actually dress up!), I will wear it and feel beautiful.



Finished dimensions are 18.5" x 76", it weighs practically nothing, and is just lovely. I'm glad I opted not to do the wing part, though I may purchase the pattern and knit a double-winged symmetrical stole as well, because the wing is very pretty too. The pearly beads help it drape beautifully, in addition to their very subtle texture and shimmer against the wool and silk in the yarn.



Next up is the Chevron Shawl. I dyed this on Monday, and I think the color is a vast, vast improvement over the flat gray that the yarn was before.



I used 2 parts "Purple" and 1 part "Sapphire" Jacquard dyes, and it came out just right. The Purple is a warm red-purple, and the Sapphire is a clear cool blue, and together they made a plummy cool blue-purple.



Final dimensions on this are 40" from the center neck to the point and 76" across the top. I already have the original shawl from this pattern, in my own handspun, so despite the fact that it goes perfectly with this dress, I think I'll be listing this for sale in my shop. If I can let it go.



All photos courtesy of Emma, age nearly-4.

10 comments:

yoko said...

Great photos, beautiful shawls! I would love to see the wing part of the Mystery Shawl knitted together.

Anonymous said...

lordy these are some beautiful bits of finery. I will look forward to seeing you in your finery at the end of the month! -sagelet

Caroline M said...

The lace is lovely, I'm not sure which I like the best. The junior photographer did very well, you even have a head!

Liz said...

Beautifully done (both you and Emma)! I think yours is the best Mystery Shawl I've seen... I love the symmetry!

Suz said...

Those shawls are gorgeous!
And Emma is already quite an accomplished photographer, there, isn't she? :)

jackie said...

Great job Emma!
And I really like what you did with MS3! It looks like it could float away.
Your dye job turned out very well!

cyndy said...

Beautiful (as always) handwork, Sue! Your shawls are amazing...

and Emma is a budding photographer!
I love the way she photographed the MS..quite a contrast in textures going on there!

Leigh said...

Gorgeous! Oh I am so envious of your knitting skills! Tell Emma that she did a super job. She's a natural photographer.

Cathy said...

Wow! You and Emma are an incredible team. Love the shawls. Love the photos.

The Purloined Letter said...

The symmetrical MS3 looks lovely. I've been waiting to see a few pics before making the final decision about what to do--and now I am TOTALLY sold that this is the way to go. Thanks. Beautiful job.