Saturday, January 28, 2012

Yellow and Violet

First, the yellow. I completed my Double Dog Dare ...

Golden Circles Table Runner_2
Project: Golden Circles Table Runner
Materials: linen fabric, DMC perle cotton embroidery thread in dark and light gold, cotton backing fabric
Techniques: hand sashiko-style embroidery, machine topstitching

Golden Circles Table Runner_3

Golden Circles Table Runner_1

It feels good to have finished this project. The anxieties that accumulate around unfinished things are really not worth living with. Now I'll think about whether I want to do another Double Dog Dare.

Next, the violet.  I blocked Flukra yesterday and wore it all day today  ...

Pattern: Flukra, by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: Fearless Fibers Laceweight Merino
Needle: US4 Hiya-Hiya
Dimensions after blocking: 55 inches on the long (top) edge; 26 inches height at center


Wouldn't change anything about it; it's soft, light, and warm. The color is exquisite and the size is perfect for wearing either draped over the shoulders or wrapped around your neck kerchief style.


I love how the shawl grew organically from a very simple beginning:


Spring might be coming early this year. The other day I saw a bird flying up into the wooden roof at Atkins carrying a long piece of straw in its beak. Nest building can only mean one thing!



jen gray said...

Hooray !!!!!! You do such beautiful beautiful work!!!!!
jen gray

Diana said...

Both projects are gorgeous, but I'm in love with the Scandinavian look of the table runner. So simple, yet elegant.

Robin said...

What a beautiful post. The table runner and bulbs beckon spring. And the shawl is exquisite. Lovely.

Jenny said...

Such a gorgeous shawl beautifully made, well done.

KnitNana said...

Stopping by and wow, what a breath of spring!!!
Lovely projects, but especially your shawl (but then, you know i love all shades of purple, right?)

KPiep said...

I think I needed some spring today because your post is really speaking to me of color and texture that I want.


Betsey said...

I hope you're enjoying your finished runner-it's just perfect. And the shawl is absolutely beautiful!