Monday, December 05, 2005

The exciting unveiling!

I know I know. Where have I been all week. I wanted to do my write up of Adamas. We all know I claim I've got it done. We all know I say it's wonderful, but where's the proof? Where's the photo? This is the internet. People can claim they're all kinds of things. So I wrote that I finished my shawl, but where's the proof? I wanted to come out of hiding. I wanted to do a photo of something I've knit and include my head. I wanted to say proudly I've made this. But I don't have anyone to take the photo for me. Or if someone is here I haven't shower yet that day, and I do kinda wanna look pretty in my shawl. I don't want the internet going "nice shawl, but that girl looks beat! She could use a shower". So today I've given in. In the interest of showing off my very cool FO I've found a substitute model.

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Pattern: Adamas Shawl by Miriam Felton

Yarn: Gossamer by Knitpicks in Sunrise, 2 hanks

Needles: Size 5 Susan Bates Circular Needles

Modifications: None

Review: I can not gush enough over how much I love this pattern. It was absolutely flawless. It was interesting and challenging but not so hard that I got discouraged. I enjoy knitting from a chart. It's like magic to see these strange symbols on a page take tangible form as you knit. Keep designing Miriam because I want more. I couldn't get a really great picture of the entire shawl, but here are some pieces.

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Just stop to admire that diamond pattern. I learned from this pattern that Adamas is the Greek word for "indomitable or untamable, it was given to diamonds because of their ability to scratch anything without being scratched themselves". Such a pretty word for a pretty shawl.

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Just look at the curved edges. They were like magic. Before I blocked they weren't there, but after? Perfect points.

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See it looks good on everyone.

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I may have to fight her for it. I just love the shawl. I can almost get it through my wedding ring, it's so dainty and lacy. My Mother suggested I get a larger ring. I wore it Saturday to The Greatest's company Christmas Party, and it is very warm as well as beautiful and soft, and surprisingly fun to wear. I must make more shawls.


Areli said...

Beautiful shawl. Your work is lovely. Very cute models, too.

tArA nIcHoLe said...

That is just beautiful. And I'm glad you're back. I was getting bored reading the same post every day! :)

Miriam said...

YAY! It looks great! I was wondering how it would work up in a variegated yarn, but it looks just as good as a solid! I've got another shawl design I'm self publishing in the works. Just gotta have it test knit, and then it will be available. And then there's the one in IK soon. EEK! Thanks for posting it :)

candsmom said...

SO beautiful!! Love the pattern, love the yarn. Just gorgeous!

Kim said...

So beautiful!

Your first substitute model looks just too thrilled to have been given the job! Your little one is a cutie :o)

desert knits said...

It's absolutely breathtaking. I give you a standing ovation!
I have that modelling problem too - either there's no one to take the picture, or I'm just not feeling picture-quality.

Lynda said...

Oh man- I CRACKED UP when I scrolled down and saw the dog in the shawl!!! I've been patiently waiting for a picture of the FO, and it totally took me by surprise!!

It's beautiful, in all the pictures, and I think I'm gonna get right over to KnitPicks and order that pattern!

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful!

Chris said...

Gorgeous. Particularly fetching on Substitute Model #1. ;)

kimberly said...

Gorgeous shawl! I love the details! The dog looks very happy to be modeling. You may have to fight hard with him to be able to wear it.