Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Sakura!



This is Sakura or Cherry Blossom a triangular shawl. I found myself with nothing to knit, and since I've always wanted to design my own shawl(s), I gave it a try. It will be an easy one for those of you who just get started on lace knitting. You can only see it from the wrong side for now. I've purchased Noro Sakura some time ago. It was a discount sale and I had to have it. Not knowing what to do with it, until yesterday, when I was rummaging through my stash. It was perfect! This will be a shawl which I can actually use, because I'm not afraid I will ruin it in any way. Why, you ask? Because of the yarn blend. You see, it's 36% rayon 28% polyester 18% nylon 11% silk 7 % lamb's wool. And it's Noro! I've knit up almost one 40g ball last night. I probably will write up a pattern a la Elizabeth Zimmermann, pithy directions, one doesn't need more. It's easy to knit and the yarn does it's magic. We'll see how it turns out, when it's all grown up, but I'm loving it.
Oh, FYI, the reason I posted about it already are the addi turbo lace needles I'm using. 4mm that is! I absolutely LOVE to work with those! My new all time favorite needles!
I took the picture with day light, but one wouldn't think so, because it's grey and gloomy outside. Nasty and wet! It's not going to be any better any time soon, so I have to take pictures anyway.
Later! ;o)

11 comments:

LadyLungDoc said...

Looking very nice - what kind of yardage do you plan to use for it? I have some yarns for which I have nebulous plans to knit into shawls.

meg said...

wow, looks gorgeous so far. can't wait to see the finished product.

Violiknit said...

Oh, I love it! The colors are amazing! (I'm glad you like the addi lace; I broke down and bought some recently...)

pat said...

I'm trying to figure it out from the back....that pile of yarn sure is pretty!!

minxxy said...

That's looking fabby...I am dying to try your vertigo but don't know where to get the yarn or what substitute I need!
Ta for your comment on my blog, I would have emailed you a reply but I deleted it by mistake! D'oh!

sgeddes said...

I have some sakura in my stash that I bought on sale. I too have been waititng on a project for it. Can't wait to see the finished shawl!

Sue J. said...

What gorgeous yarn! I, too, like the Addi Lace needles. Can't wait to see the finished shawl.

Knittypants said...

Oh, Wow! The yarn is so pretty, I can see why you had to have it.

hakucho said...

I really like that yarn...very pretty!
I love the transitions of colors and I think you picked a perfect way to show it off. You'll have it finished in no time at all ;)

happy knitting :)

Dipsy said...

My gosh, this is going to be so beautiful! The colourway of the Noro looks heavenly!

eyeleen said...

Beautiful! I love the yarn.