Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It has been a busy week, but somehow I've managed to find the time to finish up the Candle Flame Shawl.Here's just a tiny corner of it all pinned out and blocking. Don't get me wrong, I love this shawl, but the variegation makes it a little too distracting to see the actual pattern. At least I thought so while it was blocking.

Then I took these pictures and I guess you really can see the pattern given the right background color, namely my white shirt.I would love to try this pattern again, only next time use a solid color. Also, I might make it just a bit shorter as well. This thing turned out huge! I know my mom will love it though!

Here are some specs:
Pattern: Knit Picks Candle Flame Shawl
It's a free pattern, and as free patterns go, I was quite happy with it. I didn't find any errors and it gives you the option of either reading the chart or following written directions.
Yarn: Knit Picks Shimmer - Alpaca and silk, very yummy and it feels great.

Overall, it was a fun pattern and I'd do it again.... but not for awhile!

In other news, I'm going to be on TV tonight. Surprisingly, I'm not nervous or worried or anything. I'm more excited than anything else. All the same, wish me luck! It should be fun!

(The tv link doesn't work anymore. Apparently they only had the info up for a couple days)

21 comments:

Meg said...

I love the shawl and I have a few skeins of yarn left over that I used to make Yarn Harlot's snow drop shawl. I may make this for my mom for her birthday.

My first lace project I used variegated yarn and made the choice with the next one to use solid. All in all, I liked the solid more. But that isn't to say that the variegated is beautiful as well!

The Crafty Weasel said...

Great looking shawl!!! And Yey - your first 15 minutes of fame!! :-)

Katy said...

Wow--you knit that shawl quickly. At least, it felt quick to me. ;)
It looks lovely.
Good luck on TV!

keri said...

Very pretty! Love the colors!

Erin said...

Very very pretty. Your Mom we be so happy. And tv? You are a tv star?

chris said...

It's just lovely!!! And good luck (or break a leg?)!

Bean said...

Mama C will be so happy! This turned out quite lovely, as always.

You will be great tonight on TV.

Less than 2 months of school left... WHOOT!

Ruth said...

Just beautiful - your Mom is very lucky!

Venus said...

I knew you couldn't stay away! It looks great. I can see how the verigation might be distracting close up, but from a bit of a distance it is so pretty! Have fun on TV tonight.

jackie said...

Looking Good! I clicked on the TV link and came up with Clifford, Sesame Street, and Barney. Is this a new branch of animal care that you will be talking about?

Heather said...

Personally, I love the look of the variegated yarn on the shawl. The colours definitely are great when they're worn. What a lovely gift for your mother!

You're going to be on television? Oooh, good luck!

Felicia said...

I can see the pattern and it's lovely.

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Knittripps said...

I love your shawl! You are right about the white shirt, it really makes the pattern stand out. It really makes me want to start a lace project. I have an itch I need to scratch!!!

Beth (big geek) said...

Erin, all that you touch comes out lovely. It is beautiful and your mom will love it!

Laurie (Moo!) said...

The shawl is so pretty! Lucky Mom. :-)

So how did it go with your 15 minutes of fame?

amanda cathleen said...

the shawl is amazing, great job!
your mom is going to love it : )

Diana said...

Very beautiful shawl; I'm sure your mom will love it!

Lynne said...

Oooh, lovely shawl! Nice first dip into lace! I've only done lace socks so far and a little lace on a top.
Gosh your bruise looks pretty. I have one on my thigh like that - I went ramming speed into something here. I knew it would bruise but by the time the colours came up I had forgotten about it.

Leigh said...

It's lovely! Well done!

LisaB said...

The shawl turned out great and you can definately see the pattern.

Shoot, too bad I missed the tv spot!