Transformation! To Change state of Being!

A moment in time!

The long weekend was great!  I had a stellar weekend!  First and most important I finished knitting and then painting “Painted Ladies”.  The shawl has changed its name from Painted Butterflies to Painted Ladies and the fabric has gone from being entirely creamy and natural – beads and yarn – to an intensely coloured fabric, with only the pearly beads to remind us of its original colours.  The name change came about as I was humming an old rock song the whole time I was painting – “…Painted Ladies and a Bottle of Wine….”.

I love the way the Cashmere/Silk took the dye, the haze created by the cashmere made for soft edges in the colours and the silk core added to the colour intensity.  I am in love with the Handmaiden Silk/Twist – it took colours beautifully – the silk twist added an unexpected highlight of colour.  This added an unexpected depth to the pattern.  I should have used a coloured bead – the pearl bead might be too white.  But each time I knit, bead and paint I learn.  I think that I will write this up as a pattern.  The half circle shawl shape has a very pretty drape.

The loop finish that I added to the long edge works great as a point for pinning the shawl!  I do love the look of the beaded I-cord, but the knitting is slow as you have to knit into the back of every stitch.  There is a bead on every row – how does approx 700 beads on that edge sound?  I underestimated the amount of beads I needed and had to break the yarn and add more about two-thirds of the way through the edge!

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Happy Knitting

Lynette

PS –  More about the weekend tomorrow!

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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