Mar 4, 2010

Bitterroot

As I said in earlier posts, my knitty mojo is really working lately. It's so good right now that I finished Bitterroot by Rosemary Hill on the same day that I finished my Ravelympic Mittens. Even better, I was able to get it blocked on a timely basis and the weather cooperated for a photo shoot.

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I convinced DQ to take a brief break from her homework and we went down to a local park. I thought that we'd take pictures by the lake but the ground was mushy and gross. We had fun anyway. It was good to get out.

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I used Elann Peruvian Baby Silk in gentle violet. I really love the feel of this yarn. It was fun to knit, it behaved well, and the color is lovely. The best thing about using this yarn was that it was stash. It had been in my posession for years. I am so happy that it's moved on.

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The pattern was a win too. I am very picky about the lace I knit. I look for graceful transitions between motifs and Bitterroot has them. I also adored the lacy edge. It's light and airy and looks much more difficult than it was. As a bonus, the loops made this much easier to block.

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Possibly the most satisfying thing about this knit is that it didn't linger. It was just a month from the time I started it to the time I gifted it. It didn't go to famiily, it didn't even go to a friend. I gave it to a woman I know who's been admiring my knits for quite a while. She loved it and I know that she appreciates it and that makes it a success for me.

7 comments:

Carole Knits said...

It's beautiful! The color is gorgeous and that last photo, with the yellow grass behind the shawl, is simply stunning.

Kathy said...

It's gorgeous!!

Philippa said...

Lovely! When you first mentioned you were making this I decided to check it out and picked it as my Olympic challenge. Unfortunately I didn't finish in time, it's so hard to watch hockey and add beads. But it is finished now, is almost as nice as yours, and I am keeping it for myself. Thank you for all your inspiring knitting.

Chery said...

I love the color you used to knit Bitterroot. I enjoyed knitting mine, too. Gifting it was such a treat today.

Sarah said...

I love it! The color, the beads, everything!

Laurie said...

That is SO beautiful. The color is perfect, the drape is perfect, and the pattern is an excellent match.

Gnat said...

absolutely beautiful!