Thursday, November 16, 2006
Nina Shawl for Fall
I've heard knitters talk about being sad when a project ends. I wondered what that felt like. Now I know. I loved working with the colors on this project. (Actually, I'm still toying with the idea of embroidering on it....) A companion pillow will definitely have to happen someday.
I used Cascade Sierra, a cotton & wool blend. The colors are lush and the drape is lovely.
Thanks so much,
I am currently in the process of making a Nina blanket for my mother (2x the Nina Shawl) - but not in as great colours! Doing it in mercerised cotton which hopefully will drape as well as yours. I find your post inspiring, though. It is a long haul and I was (almost) glad that I had to halt progress when waiting for last colour to come into my LYS.
The 'Nina' pattern is a wonderful opportunity to play with color and texture !!! Just match up the values of your yarn choices -- light. medium & dark -- with what the designer Phyllis Howe has in the photo and you can't lose. ~ Mary