Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ramblin' Roses

My skein of Pagewood Farm, Willow Creek, laceweight yarn that I bought last fall in Colorado may be my hands down, all time favorite yarn. It's handpainted in pinks and greens which is one of my favorite color combinations. It's soooo gorgeous! It was love at first sight and the more I've looked at it and worked with it, the more I've fallen in love.

It looked good in a skein and it looks good wound into a ball...


It looks good wound around the ball (my ball winder is a bit small)...


It's just beautiful!


When I purchased the 675 yard skein, I imagined a lacey shawl. It looks great in a knitted swatch. But, since lace knitting isn't my thing...yet...I decided to try and crochet it into a lacey shawl. Watching those colors go by as I stitched was so much fun! The colors remind me of antique roses. So pretty...


It even looked good with the "I" hook that I used...


And, it looks good blocked...


It grew from 44" wide and 23" long to a wonderful size of 60" wide and 30" long. I love it!


This is just the size I was hoping for. Here it is from the back...


A close up...


This is most likey how I'll wear it...as a scarf, a dash of color and texture, a flourish...


This shawl is from the "Mock Faroese" pattern that I used for my "Durango Shawl". It looked so great in the varigated yarn I used for the "Durango Shawl" that I thought it would be a great match for this yarn. I think it worked out really well! The colors of the yarn look very "antique" to me and I thought about naming it "Vintage Rose" or "Antique Rose". However, I decided to name it "Ramblin' Roses" because I think it sounds better and it looks like roses ramblin' all over the shawl.

I feel so lucky to have found this gorgeous skein of yarn! The color is "Army Girl" and I've seen several since but since they're handpainted, they're all different and none of them have been as pretty to me as this one. If I ever find another one like it, or two, or three...I'll be sure to buy them all!

8 comments:

jomamma said...

Very pretty! So it's 60" from side to side and 30" from neck to tail, right?

Acorn to Oak said...

Thanks! Yes, that's the size. It's amazing how much they can grow from blocking. I'm so happy with how big it is. :-)

Sandra said...

Nice! That's a beautiful colour combo.

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

Oh my God, that is a gorgeous shawl, I love the colors and the pattern is very pretty.

Benita said...

Yes, definitely like old roses. Very feminine! You are going to look lovely in that come fall and winter. I can see it with a cream cashmere sweater and a soft green wool skirt.

KarenB said...

This one is gorgeous! Actually, they're all beautiful. I love this color combo, though. So, so pretty. You're going to be decked out in shawl's all year long. It better cool off!

Life Looms Large said...

That is beautiful!! I love how variegated yarns look in lacy patterns. Great job!

Sue

jomamma said...

Can you send me this pattern or how to access it in ravelry judithcruzan@yahoo.com