Saturday, June 30, 2007

Luna - times two!


Okay, I'm a bit obsessive. Still love the Luna pattern. I've finished two more - one for me in Super Kydd Sapphire - and used the leftover Swarovski crystals from the first shawl on this one too, though I had to go to the Expen$ive Bead $hop to get a few more. I'm sticking with Fire Mountain Gems from here on out!

The second one was a gift to be used in the raffle at our annual family reunion that was held today. This Luna was done in Super Kydd in the Ice Blue color. The pictures don't do the color justice - I got a lot of wonderful complements at my LYS when I brought it in. I love this color and may consider doing another to keep for myself. At this point I can finish a Luna in about eight days -but I still cannot memorize the lace pattern! I guess the mirror image thing is what I can't get my brain to wrap around. Or I'm just too danged old.

Swarovki crystals again, this time 5mm ice blue bicones - a bit too big, but it's hard to tell what it will really look like until it is blocked out.

DD Rachel with Pepper who loves being held, but not when her hair still wet from the shower...


And I finally found the perfect color for the Luna destined for my son's former teacher, now moved to New York (and much missed). The yarn has a good deal more green than the photo shows, but I think that it is as close to perfect as I'm going to find. Casting on soon - unless the Zephyr for Mystery Stole #3 arrives before and I cannot resist!

~~Melanie



7 comments:

Romi said...

Wow! Gorgoeus work!

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

Both the shawl and your lovely daughter are beautiful!

Having a Knit Fitt said...

Beautiful Lunas (Lunae?). I may have to break down and make one.
Cate

Lisa W. said...

stunning! most excellent jobs!

Melanie said...

Thank you to all for your kind comments. Now I just have to get my attention back (I seem to have misplaced it...) and start that last one!

smariek said...

You've been busy! Gorgeous shawls. Love how you added beads to yours.

CatBookMom said...

Wow! They are so pretty, and I am impressed that you're going so fast with the laceweight Super Kydd. And beads.

I still keep looking at each row to be sure I get started with the right # of stitches, but once I've got that, the rest of the row goes fast. When I finally realized that the yo's on the left side have to come before the previous row, that made it much easier to be sure I was at the right stitch count. And you can catch any miscounting fast, since you know how each side should finish, so any tinking is only part of a row.