Thursday, May 28, 2009

Oh beautiful for spacious skies ...

For amber pink and purple waves of grain ...

Pattern: Waves of Grain by Rosemary Hill, fall 2008 Knitty
Yarn: my own handspun, 60% merino/40% bamboo
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) Knit Picks Options
Dimensions: approximately 82" by 13"
Started/Completed: May 5/May 24

This was a fairly easy knit, as lace goes, but it was made all the more exciting by the use of my own handspun for the yarn. It blocked out beautifully and has a lovely drapiness now. I used size 8/0 clear silver-lined seed beads from Artbeads that I think compliment the shininess of the bamboo very well.

So, a straightforward knit, a good use of my handspun, and a fun way to incorporate some bling. All in all, I'd say it's a winner!