Wednesday, September 7, 2016

We Interupt This Blog....

A day late and a dollar short, that pretty much sums up my week so far!

Monday was a holiday and I am blaming that extra "weekend" for my messing up what day of the week it is.

Today is not Tuesday.

Tuesday was the day that I had scheduled Lotus Pod Shawl to go live in my Ravelry Store.

I planned to tell you all about it.....Better a day late than never, I suppose!

Presesnting :

Lotus Pod Shawl, the last of my Colourmart Spring Contest Knits.

If you will recall, during the Spring Contest I actually knit four shawls.  Of the four, three were destined to become patterns, and this is the third.  She is preceded by Through the Mist and Miss Kim.

All three were originally knit in Colourmart Yarns, varying in weight from a very light lace to a fingering.

Lotus Pod is the very light lace.

Mine is knit in a very pale grey, which isn't exactly what you think of when you think of louts flowers, or ponds, but goes with so much of what I wear!  My test knitters were a bit more adventurous and used cream, a dreamy green and a vibrant red.  All three looked fantastic and had me wanting another shawl, just like theirs!

There are some details in this one that I am really proud of, for example:

The lace motifs suggesting the lotus flowers switch direction at the "water line" giving you their mirror image in the water.


The base of the large flower bud at the bottom of the spine, moves almost seamlessly into the edging pattern, which suggests gentle ripples in the water.

There are even seed pods along the top of the spine, before the flower bud emerges.

 As you can tell by the model's hair (long enough to put up and a natural color instead of bright purple!) the pictures were taken when the shawl was completed way back in the spring.  Here we are, nearly at the end of summer!

Although school went back in mid-August in Ohio, I know that for lots of the USA, Labor Day signals back to school time, so for the next few days (Until September 12th) use coupon code BackToSchool in my Ravelry Store to get 20% off this pattern.  You do not have to have a Ravelry account to visit the store, but if you don't have one...get one!  It's free and Ravelry really is a wonderful resource for all things knitting, crocheting and weaving!

I have a super cute, really quick, test knit on my needles for another designer...I'll tell you all about it on Friday!


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