Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Lady of the Lake

I have no doubt read too many of the Arthurian legend books for my own good..... In any event, my favorite, by far, is the Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart. I'll leave it to your imagination as to which character I most relate! So why the literary reference? This shawl reminds me of that time and place and I feel positively mystical myself when I wear it!


I even find myself gazing in the mirror hoping for a bit of magic there. Alas, there is none to be found.


The shawl is Birch by Sharon Miller from Rowan Magazine 34 and is knit with Rowan Kidsilk Haze using US8 needles. I used the "heavenly" colorway (3 skeins plus a smidge of a 4th). N.B. The pattern only calls for 3 skeins, but I think you would have to go down to a US 7 needle to achieve that. For those of you who have never knit with Rowan Kidsilk Haze you are in for a treat - provided that you can get used to working with the yarn that tends to cling and be difficult to work with. The reward is a shawl that is light as a feather and warm and cozy to wear - with a bit of mystery thrown in.


15 comments:

Monika said...

Hi Claudia, I just saw your shawl on ravelry, and came over quickly. It's beautiful! I like that it is a large shawl. The color is really heavenly. It's a pitty that there was no magic to be found in your mirror. :o)

kasiaiscarly said...

Wow. . . that is gorgeous!

Silvia said...

Very beautiful! I'm thinking about another lace shawl as a post holiday knit, and kidsilk might have to be it. Wonderful job!

Bridget said...

Oh.My.God. That shawl is simply gorgeous! It looks somewhat complicated, though, so I will not add it to my Ravelry queue right away ...

(You never know about magic. These days, it may just not be immediate.)

Pat K said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Wonderful job!

amanda said...

Beautiful! I've tried using KSH once and got frustrated. It's still in my stash, though :)

Diana said...

Your shawl is magnificent.... the pattern, yarn choice and color.... are all perfect for the shawl. It looks beautiful on you!

Windyridge said...

Just gorgeous!

Knitman said...
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Knitman said...

Just gorgeous and oh so delicate, Mr Puffy.

Monika said...

I was looking through the club posts and decided t look at your blog, gosh, you have made some beautiful garments and accessories. Mr Puffy looks like a gentle little soul trying out your knits. My kitty Mookie, isn't such a good sport, i tried to photograph her with my angora hat from Louisa Harding which i made and no sooner was my finger on the button the hat was in her mouth. LOL!!
Am waiting for almost 3 weeks now for my ravelry invite, nearly there. So i can't wait to be part of a bigger community and no doubt find beautiful peics such as your for inspiration.
Best wishes Monika (London England)

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

Hi Monika (from London) thanks for your nice comment. Mr Puffy is a patient soul and I feel very lucky to have such a sweet little dog. With practice, your kitty will be a good model too! I hope you get your Ravelry invite soon - you will love it!

KnittingJenny said...

Love your blog. Love your knitting. Love your sense of humor. Love that KSH!
:-)

jillian said...

Ethereal and lovely!

A South Park Republican said...

Gorgeous!!! Heavenly is a perfect name for this yarn - it's like gossamer or pixie dust. It knitted up so fine and soft looking, like a cotton ball. I want to curl up in it! So beautiful. I'm surprised Mr. Puffy wasn't all over you to model this one ;)