Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Kirschblüten (AKA "Cherry Blossom" ) Blocking








I know it's been awhile but work and life have been way too busy. Short post this time but I promise to do better next time.

This is the circular version of Kirschbluten that you can find in the White Ichida book. I used US 3 needles, 100% silk from "A Verb For Keeping Warm" in the "Shimmering" yarn, colorway Chartreuse's Sister. It is actually a lovely green color but I can't get my camera to register the real color. Though pretty, it may end up being a "more than circular" shawl since there are so many repeats of the border flowers that it may end up "ruffling rather than staying flat. I will post when dry. I have some other things I picked up recently that I will post next time but my camera is acting out and I may need to retire it and go get something else. Least you think I will never again knit on smaller needles, my next project is on US 00 needles and I am once again knitting on Goldregen (I will finish that one yet!) on US 000 so it will be a break from all the small shawls I've been knitting :-)

8 comments:

aafke7 said...

For one moment...I'am back in time... where laces and frills...fragrances and boudoirs... whispered romances and rose red lips of berries ...were the language of the day.
Lovely!
You're the best!

fleegle said...

Totally stunning. Just a work of art.
Amd I hate it when my camera won't register colors. Mine won't photograph turquoise or mangenta correctly.

ola said...

Oh, It is so beautiful...

Jane said...

Dear aafke7,

Wow! All that from a piece of lace? That's awesome :-)

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

I guess being good at photography as well as knitting would be asking too much :-) I'm so happy you like this one. It's much nicer in person since the silk has great luster in the sunshine. I will post a dry picture as soon as I can borrow a dress form!

Jane said...

Dear Ola,

I love this pattern too :-) It was fun to knit and doesn't bind like I've heard that the square version does.

LittleBerry said...

was only thinking I hadn't heard from you in a while now I can see why - I can't get over how fine it is - yikes and it's a shame the camera wont register the colour :o(

Jane said...

Dear Littleberry,

Work has sucked big lately and I haven't had as much time for my posting as I would like but I hope to do a bit better in the future. I'm looking to buy a Cannon with a swivel screen to replace my poor old Pentax camera. Hope the color on that one is better than this :-)