Monday, January 16, 2006

Find Me a RenFaire, Stat!

As Cordelia and Elizabeth guessed, the mysterious piece of entrelac from my last post is indeed Lady Eleanor. Six-and-three-quarters balls of Noro Silk Garden in, she is a respectable 43 inches--just over halfway to go:

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(Look! The sun was out! It's an MLK Day miracle!)

The Silk Garden has a little bit of a saga behind it; I became quite obsessed with the colorway I knit my wristwarmers with, so when I saw 10 balls of it on Ebay for half price, I couldn't resist. Yay! Except, boo. Because I got the number wrong: I liked 86, and I accidentally got 82, which, although it has similar colors--blue, green, purple, berry, brown, grey--is quite a bit less vibrant:

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In the end, I decided that a more muted colorway was probably fine for Lady E, since she is a piece with quite a bit of inherent drama, but, as a compromise, I got 3 balls of 86, thanks to the lovely gift certificate to my local that Santa brought me, and am adding it here and there for a pop of color:

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So. There's that. But now she's too big for bus knitting, and, since one of my New Year's resolutions is to take the bus to school instead of driving, I had to start a second project.

Remember this? After 6 mateless months, it's finally getting a friend.

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Anonymous Sydney said...

It's beautiful! I love how the entrelac shows off the Noro. I think it's one of the best uses I've ever seen for that yarn.

1/16/2006 5:48 PM  
Anonymous anna said...

it's gorgeous - looks fiendishly difficult.

1/16/2006 6:45 PM  
Blogger Terby said...

Gorgeous. I like your color choice, and adding in the balls of the other colorway makes it look even more impressive. Do you think you will be adding the fringew?

1/16/2006 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Cordelia said...

It's genuis. It's brilliant. It's...

1/16/2006 8:50 PM  
Blogger Moe said...

Wow. Just wow. That is incredible. You got Noro for half price? (Just kidding - the wows were for Lady Eleanor). Very very beautiful.

Cute socks!

1/17/2006 1:38 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

wow! you've been busy! It looks great... maybe someday I, too will attempt entrelac

1/17/2006 3:43 PM  
Blogger amandamonkey said...

Beautiful colorways, all.

More later... I'm mad busy.

1/17/2006 4:02 PM  
Anonymous diana said...

Gorgeous Lady E. I love the colors!

1/18/2006 7:44 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

So beautiful! The more Lady Eleanors I see, the more I'm convinced I need to knit one... although really not much use for a wrap in TX. Love the socks too.

1/18/2006 5:07 PM  

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