Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Alpine

I wanted to put up a picture of the Alpine Knit Scarf I am working on before it is finished - as I have only three repeats of the diamonds left to do. This is an artistic representation type picture - the sun was going down and it was really bright. :-)

This is a really pretty pattern and is a lot of fun to knit. It is definitely not boring - I am only now getting bored of the pattern and it's nearly finished. It says it is "experienced" lace, but it really isn't hard, and the edging is done all at the same time, so there is no picking up stitches at the end or any construction type aspects to it. I can't wait to block it, I think it's going to be gorgeous.

The yarn is Jade Sapphire 2-ply cashmere, which I think is my favorite yarn to work with. I am making another shawl from this book for my mom for Christmas, but I'm not sure which one yet. There are too many options!

The Alpine is a gift for my boss' wife for Christmas. She has been asking for a lace shawl from me since last May, but I haven't had a good reason to spend $100 on the yarn to make her one, so now is the time. I couldn't bring myself to use anything besides the Jade Sapphire - it is too nice to work with, and makes the most luscious fabric.

I can't wait to see everyone else's projects on here! - nat

5 comments:

Jen said...

Its beautiful, I can only imagine how soft it must be :)

Heather said...

Wow so beautiful -- I am sure she will love it! Can't wait to see it all blocked out.

Marsha said...

How beautiful! I have this one on my 'must do' list.

Brenda said...

Very beautiful! And cashmere, it must feel wonderful.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous!! The boss' wife is a very lucky woman.

JS cashmere is my favorite yarn too - so soft it feels creamy, and the colorways are marvelous.