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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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I has a shawl! 
22nd-Oct-2009 10:04 am
Capri - color
Needs blocking, so it's still a bit rumply, but! It is off the needles! It is shawl-shaped! I did not screw it up! Exclamation point!

The bits that are bumping up will be smoothed in blocking, I have been told. That will likely happen tomorrow. And it is precisely my five-foot wingspan. Took four skeins after all. EDIT: It's this pattern, but alternating stockinette/garter just whenever I felt like it, with Noro Kureyon 242. Because if you think it's awesome, I totally want you to have one too. <3

Bonus: Max modeling Elayna's sari-silk scarf. She liked my wraps, so I modified the pattern, and now she has a scarf. Max enjoys having scarves-in-progress draped over him as I knit them, so I figured he wouldn't mind modeling.

22nd-Oct-2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Wowsers! Gorgeous! And yes, blocking does wonders.
22nd-Oct-2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
I love the colors!
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22nd-Oct-2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Oops! *fixes*
22nd-Oct-2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
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22nd-Oct-2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Here, I did a big explanation with pictures a while back: http://emilytheslayer.livejournal.com/tag/knitting#asset-emilytheslayer-215375
22nd-Oct-2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
I'd like to read your blocking explanation, but the link doesn't go directly there. Would you mind giving another link?
22nd-Oct-2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
Hmm, it does for me, but either way, try this one: http://emilytheslayer.livejournal.com/215375.html
22nd-Oct-2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
That one works for me, thank you! (For me the other one takes me to a page of all entries you have tagged with "knitting" and I knew I could probably read all of them to figure out which it was, but I really didn't want to.)

Off to read your post. Thanks again! :-)
22nd-Oct-2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Dude. That's amazing. And pointy.
23rd-Oct-2009 01:18 am (UTC)
So. Pointy.

And thank you. :)
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23rd-Oct-2009 01:19 am (UTC)
Eh, it's really not so bad. :) It's kinda fun, to be honest!
22nd-Oct-2009 03:25 pm (UTC) - Way cool!!!
**is really wishing knitting would come easier to me**

I love the colors in this one too...
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22nd-Oct-2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Wow -- gorgeous!
22nd-Oct-2009 04:34 pm (UTC) - GORGEOUS!
I have rediscovered knitting this past year as well. My daughters wanted color-specific scarves, so I made them. Then did one for me as well.
This past Spring I was determined to teach myself cable .. something I have always failed at and never could grasp. And .. I get it now! I am so proud .. :>

I have sari yarn, I should do something pretty with it too!

22nd-Oct-2009 04:35 pm (UTC) - Re: GORGEOUS!
Cables are next on my list, after hats. :)
22nd-Oct-2009 05:01 pm (UTC) - Re: GORGEOUS!
I am sorta, maybe considering socks. But for now I knit for dolls ..:>
22nd-Oct-2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Very nice!
22nd-Oct-2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
That's fantastic! It looks wonderful. You did a great job with it.
22nd-Oct-2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is gorgeous!

I was also drooling over the sari-silk scarf you put up for auction the other day. I wanted to bid but it quickly jumped out of my price range :'(
22nd-Oct-2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! Congrats :)
22nd-Oct-2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
That is gorgeous.
22nd-Oct-2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
22nd-Oct-2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
How pretty!
22nd-Oct-2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
I find the shawl just lovely. And I loved the sari silk wrap that you did as well. Between you and tidesong, I am finding myself inspired to go back to the basics of knitting and actually learning how to do it properly.

I learned how several years ago, just made a scarf and then went back to crochet. And then my sister suggested I make blankets for my nieces; I knew my younger niece would need a needed blanket, she gets cold so easily. So I knitted a blanket this year. It was obnoxious and I'm sick to death of sky blue.

Anyway, long post short, I am aiming to start learning increasing and decreasing and making pointy things ... just as soon as I get all the blankets out of the way and have time to make something for myself.
23rd-Oct-2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
I am itching to make a baby blanket. I just don't have the yarn for it right now, and my budget is not so much!
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