Thursday, February 09, 2006

It Came From The Seventies....

Yup, El's done. I'm not quite sure about her.

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I feel like I'm channeling either Braveheart or your frizzy-haired, kooktastic art teacher from high school who also ran Drama Club.

One thing I'm quite happy with: I just did tassels at the ends as opposed to the knotted fringe.

Oh, and another thing: one finished project, three new skills! With Lady Eleanor, I learned entrelac, knitting backwards and crochet. Huzzah!

Specs:
Pattern: Lady Eleanor, by Kathleen Powers Johnson, form Scarf Style
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden; 10 skeins 82; 3 skeins 86
Needles: Size 9 Lantern Moon straights
Started: January 10, 2006
Finished: February 7, 2006

13 Comments:

Anonymous Sydney said...

I think it looks great, as well as warm and functional. The perfect wrap for a cold office or classroom.

2/09/2006 12:43 PM  
Blogger amandamonkey said...

It really does look great. I love the colors and it only slightly reminds me of Mrs. Weeks, the director of our Drama Club.

(I, too, am trying to avoid the kook look).

2/09/2006 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Kat said...

Channel Braveheart. It had sexy men in kilts.

2/09/2006 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Cordelia said...

Really? I think she looks great. And definitely functional, as Sydney says. I hope she grows on you.

Not literally.

2/09/2006 1:43 PM  
Blogger christine said...

I like E too, in case she doesn't grow on you, and you need to rehome her.....;)

2/09/2006 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Daphne said...

Gorgeous! But I probably wouldn't wear her around town either, though I might keep her at the office. I have a wrap like that but I never planned on wearing it as a wrap; it's across the foot of my bed currently and really helps keep our feet warm at night. I do wear my Clapotis and Ene's Scarf regularly, and I have to say I'm tempted to buy a bunch of Silk Garden for *something*...

2/09/2006 2:48 PM  
Blogger parikha said...

I think Lady E looks fabulous! Very "bohemian chic." And all that entrelac sure is impressive.

2/09/2006 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Dana said...

Are you kidding? She's beautiful! Very lovely - and your Gap story made me howl!

2/09/2006 9:22 PM  
Blogger Moe said...

I've been looking like a low-rent elf in my aviator cap lately.

However, that is one beautiful piece of work - I am in awe of your mad entrelacing, backwards-knitting, crochet skills. And all the Noro.

Don't sweat the undergrad student comment - at that age I thought funneling and platform shoes were a good idea.

2/10/2006 2:18 PM  
Blogger Carola said...

Oh.. I had a teacher like that, too. No, actually she used to wear a 'carpet'poncho. Seriously: Congratulation on this one! I'm sure it will grow on you, specially once you find out how and where to wear it. But you should do.

2/10/2006 2:27 PM  
Blogger MeBeth said...

My art teacher (whose first name was actually ART) would never wear such a delightful garment. But he sure wasn't afraid to wear a little extra something on the top of his head. It would come unstuck sometimes if he got angry at us.

2/11/2006 10:46 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I think it looks awesome - beautiful job. not a Scottish barbarian or a high school teacher in sight.

2/12/2006 3:09 PM  
Blogger cmeknit said...

Fabulous! I love it...you need to be a knitter to love some of the things we knit! I think it is stylish...not the art/drama teacher look;)

2/13/2006 9:39 AM  

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