Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hot Pink Hyrna

La dee da, don't I look like a girl without a care in the world? Doesn't this picture kind of have a "whistle while you work," quality to it?

And, luckily, that's pretty much the way life is going these days. The move took a lot longer than I thought it would - for a guy who had no stuff, he sure had a lot of stuff. And not only have I not had a roommate in a gazillion years, a partner/boyfriend in my space, er our space, is something completely new to me. But, for all of the adjustment, everything is going really well, knock with your needles, and Chez Wendy and Tall is a happy household.

I haven't blogged in awhile because I was waiting for some knitting content - and viola - big PINK content!

This is Hyrna, from the descriptively titled "Thrihyrnur og langsjol / Three-cornered and long shawls," and yes, the book has 3 cornered shawls, and long shawls.

I had originally started Hyrna in a lovely cream "colored" cobweb cashmere from Lacis - but the bigger it got, the bride-y-er it got, and I have to say, after seeing Sex and the City (which I did not love, but I won't go into it just in case there's still some sex-starved fan out there yet who hasn't seen it) I'm pretty anti-bride (not any marriage, or anti-ceremony, but anti Bride with a Capital B). So, I trashed that and reknit in a fantastically vibrant hot pink - this is the Jenjer colorway of Conjoined Creations Passtimes Soy Silk.

So I'm not sure where or how I plan to wear this, but I love it.
And, now I'm all about color, and lace - summer truly has arrived!!!

So, next up is a project yet to be determined in Hand Maiden's Sea Silk. I snatched up the last 2 solid skeins from Rosie's - a bright, electric chartreuse, and cast on for the South Seas Stole, but these seas are already fraught with disaster. First, I bought beads that were too tiny for both the crochet hook, and the yarn. Then, I bought bigger beads, but I didn't like the color nearly as much as the mistake beads, and these kind of dull beads didn't seem to do anything to the yarn - accept make it tacky looking. Then, I cast on, and somehow my skein turned into a knotted, hot mess - I'm still detangling. But, in the detangling process, I've fallen more in love with the yarn, and less in love with South Seas - at least for this yarn. I've put South Seas back in the queue, tossed the bad beads, and I think I'll do it sometime in the future with Zephyr, or something else with more of a halo that's in my stash.

So, what's to become of the Sea Silk once its knotted no more? I think the Melon Shawl from Victorian Lace Today, but I'm going to swatch it first, and see how it goes. In the meantime, I have a few more projects in my head, and one on needles - the Swirl Shawl in Blue Moon's laci - pretty, but the hexagons are pretty darn dull to knit. But, it's good pool knitting.


AmyDe said...

It's totally gorgeous and I'm LMAO. When I scanned the title on my google reader I read it as "Hot Pink HYENA" Now THAT would be blog worthy too! Hope everything is going super-fabulous for you and yours. Take care and have a great weekend.

EmilyG said...

So. Beautiful.

Congrats on shackin'up!

Anonymous said...

Truly gorgeous. And the Sea Silk - beautiful - but seriously possessed by the mightiest demon of tangling I've ever seen.

l e i g h c i a said...

I've been subscribed to your blog for quite some time, but I just realized that I think I met you and spoke to you at Rosie's Yarn Cellar earlier this week while you were working on the shawl. I was asking you how long it usually takes you to make shawl. In any case, thought I'd say hi, and thought I'd say that the finished product looks beautiful!

Bridget said...

It is beautiful, and the close up of the stitches is just gorgeous.

I'm with you - I can't stand Brides ... however, I like brides.

Lisa said...

Hah, Amy, I scanned the title as "Hernia" and thought "Oh no, Wendy, it was so beautiful when I saw it..." and I'm happy to say it is even more beautiful!

Robin said...

I see you've moved onto your pink phase . . . I love knitting w/ the sea silk, but when wound into a center pull ball, it definitely likes to get tangled. :( Can't wait to see the color.

JoAnn, Wynnewood said...

Living in sin...its a good thing!

Mariss said...

Gorgeous, Wendy! I haven't seen stitches like that before. I agree that the hot pink is better than the cream if you're feeling anti-bride ;) I'm with you on that one!

Hope to see you around soon!

Anonymous said...

hernia, lisa? wow lol. That is makign me want to do something with the soysilk now. maybe a swallowtail finally. we'll see. it definitely looks even more beautiful blocked out and the pattern is fab. i'm gonna have to get that book.

WandaWoman said...

Hyrna is beautiful.I'm glad things are going well for you and Mr. Tall. That's great too! :-)

Knitting Novice said...

Very Beautiful! I love the color and the pattern!

mark said...


Congrats on the move!!

It definitely takes some getting used to when you have lived on your own for so long.


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Karin said...

I am in awe. The shawl is very beautiful and I love, love the color. It was a great choice.


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MammaMyy said...

It´s very beautiful.