Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Gray Day and Pearls in the Sea

Ever have one of those days when nothing quite works out?

Today has been that for me... and a weird weather day to boot, with gray skies, cool temps, hail and rain and then some sort-of sun. Not exactly June-ish even for Vancouver. This does affect me, truly it does. Maybe because I am doing a rather intense "spring cleanse" with herbs and a restricted diet too...

Then, there is the sock, a *secret* sock for the Blue Moon sock club, which has been a long time coming, what with the show sample knitting and all. Finally finished last night... just to find that the trusty little postal scale tells me that the leftovers won't be quite enough to make its mate. Grrr. Back to the frog pond for me, at least for a little while.

The good news is the quickie Diamond Fantasy I made for a dear friend who attended TNNA and who wanted a new scarf for the occasion. This pattern is kind of a restful knit for me actually. I have knit it many times and I am always pleasantly carried along by the rhythm of the lace. Such a nice knit... and this time, I made it with beads. I don't know if you can see them very well, but they gleam when the light hits them right. I did something different with the pointy edges.. put the beads one stitch in from the edge, kind of subtle-like.

The scarf's recipient calls it "pearls in the sea". Yarn is Sea Wool by Fleece Artist, one skein of Capri. Beads are 4mm silver lined crystal megatamas from Earth Faire.



10 comments:

Cara said...

My beaded dfs is one of my favorite knits ever - I wear it every opportunity I have.

I'm sorry your day isn't going so well. I hope tomorrow is FANTASTIC!

Romi said...

Very very pretty! btw, I was a ring finger. :)

Wendy said...

Ooooh! I too love the Diamond Fantasy and thank you from the bottom of my heart for designing it. I adore it in the sea wool and may need to do another!

Melanie said...

Now that is a gorgeous rendition of the Diamond Fantasy! Makes me want to do another one right away.

You have my sympathies on the sock yarn shortage. Boooo!

annmarie said...

Is that ever lovely!

Kat said...

Another beautiful shawl!!

Dang on the sock yarn shortage. :-( I'm hoping I don't run out with my current ball, too!

Good luck!

Gwen said...

The yarn and pattern and beads come together beautifully. The yarn works really well in this shawl! Happens to be in one of my favorite type colours too. Drool...

Joan said...

I can't see where the beads are placed but love the blue.

I've knit the DFS three times as gifts. It's a great pattern.

Neuroknitter said...

Beautiful shawl!! I love the addition of the beads! Wear it in good health!

I can't wait for your BMFA sock club socks to appear! Winter's Eve were my faves from last year!!! :)

Wool Girl said...

I agree with Gwen! I am drooling over this colorway...WOW!