Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Purple Froth


Despite all my talk about cleansing my knitting palate with unselfish knitting, I've cast on for something for me.

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It doesn't look like much yet, but it will be an Annis. This is my first crescent-shaped shawl and my first attempt at nupps. Nupps evoke a strong emotional response among knitters, it seems, so I'm curious to see if I like them! Haha. I'm going to a wedding in a few weeks, and I'm hoping to have something light to cover my shoulders if it's chilly.

The yarn is Riverside Studio superwash merino lace that I bought while in Ottawa in June. The rav link is for lace singles - this yarn is actually 2 ply lace, but isn't on the rav database. The dye job is gorgeous subtly variegated purples - just variegated enough not to be properly semi-solid, I think. I don't THINK it will be too busy for the lace edging, but I guess I'll find out.

It's WIP Wednesday at Tami's, and maybe if I get my act together I'll have a post for FO Friday. (Or maybe I'll just declare next week FO Week. I have some catching up to do!

11 comments:

  1. Such a GORGEOUS and rich purple colour! Love it!

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  2. The colour really is beautiful. Can't wait to see how you fare with these nupps, it's something I've been avoiding myself out of sheer terror.

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  3. Every time I make something for myself my daughter seems to become the owner! Although I only make scarves and shawls nothing too technical or fancy. Love the color of that skein of yarn! Can't wait to see the finish object.

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  4. wow beautiful colour! Can't say I am a big fan of knitting nupps but they do look beautiful ... I tend to replace them with beads :) Hope you love the result it will be beautiful for a wedding.

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  5. I think your yarn will make a beautiful Annis. I enjoyed the pattern very much. Nupps advice -- keep your loops loose and have a small crochet hook handy. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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  6. Looks like you are off to a good start - that sure is some pretty yarn!

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  7. Ooh, that purple is so dynamic! I have never heard of Nupps and had to Google that; now I know.

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  8. annis is such a lovely pattern, love the colour you've chosen for it!

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  9. Yummy purple yarn! I have never tried Nupps either. Looking forward to seeing this shawl develope.

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