Wednesday, August 21, 2013

flying home










oh my goodness this shawl. the very minute i cast off 'flying home' by kat coyle, another was on the needles,  a first for me. everything about this pattern was loved, i couldn't wait to make another! it was simple, but engaging. it sits on the shoulders, staying in place so nicely, even without tying or pinning. made with one skein of jade sapphire silk cashmere a 2-ply blend of 55% silk, 45% cashmere in the colorway clematis. soft as jade sapphires 100% cashmere i think. the picot bind off was knit with rowans kid silk haze for a contrast border edge. ravelry page here.

i waited till too late in the evening for photos, these are overexposed making the color not very reliable. as i was knitting 'flying home' last week, twice i was told it looked exactly like the color of cornflowers, that sounded lovely!  i wish the exquisite depth of this wool showed, it is so delicate, subtle with a slight iridescence, like a shell.

i found shoes to go with my dress!  i've booked a flight, reserved a car, (will share more soon!) now i just have to finish my shawl, and count down the days  :)


reading moloka'i, a haunting, tragically beautiful novel. joining with yarn along

38 comments:

  1. the shawl is so beautiful....
    are you ready now for the wedding or other projects are on the way?
    have fun, xxxxx Ale

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  2. Beautiful shawl!
    And the book sounds like a good one.
    Have fun at the wedding - I love the dress!

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  3. yay for shawls and beautiful light drape in them! lovely shoes.

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  4. What a perfect little thing! And the shoes!!!

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  5. Beautiful Shawl Lori and I adore your sweet little shoes. And oh my goodness, the wallpaper! I love it!!! xxx

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  6. I have to admit that your taste in shawls are exquisite. Might have to knit that one as well :) Love you shoes, comfy with sparkle!

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  7. Those shoes are amazing...and the dress reminds me of something you could wear to a tea party in the 1930's, beautiful. I haven't knit much this summer but your lovely shawl has inspired me...I will maybe start one after I finish the pair of socks I have on my needles now. I'm curious about where you are going for the wedding....

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  8. I love it Lori, the color, the design, the softness of the yarn. You did it again my dear friend and made something just stunning.

    I am so excited for you to be going to the wedding, I have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it, so much love! The shoes look perfect for your dress and you are going to look like a doll!

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  9. Those shawls and those shoes! You have excellent taste, I love them all. :)

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  10. Lori it is gorgeous! I love your shoes :)

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  11. Beautiful knits Lori! Like everyone else, love those shoes.

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  12. Sigh . . . every single photo is so beautiful!

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  13. Love the shawl and the color - simply divine Lori.
    ...and your shoesies...perfect with the dress!

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  14. what a lovely lovely knit....i can almost feel the buttery softness of that yarn! My heart is dancing a bit for you and the wedding!!!! sending you loads of love and happiness.

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  15. my goodness, that shawl is beautiful. so delicate. wow, you did amazing work.
    and your SHOES!!! fabulous. i want to see pictures of you all done up in that dress and those shoes.:)

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  16. Your shawl is beautiful I look forward to seeing the next one too :)
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft

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  17. The shawl...stunning! The shoes and dress...perfect! Have fun!

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  18. Lovely shawl!
    And the shoes! I love them!!

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  19. Amazingly beautiful knitting, as usual, Lori. I'm captivated by the dress you're wearing in the photo, though!!

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  20. It's so pretty, I'd wear that everywhere! Timewise, I'm not up to a shawl right now though, so I'll have to be content with admiring yours.

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  21. What a sweet shawl. It looks so delicate! I can't blame you for casting on another one right quick!

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  22. Oh! That is a beautiful shawl! I had to buy the pattern - not that I don't have patterns waiting in line :), but this I just could not resist. Let's see how long I can refrain myself from casting on...

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  23. Okay, first...let's define simple. :) What a lovely shawl! not sure I am there yet with complex knitting but it's been added to my list.

    You have a beautiful sense of style that comes through in all your photos!

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  24. Beautiful beautiful shawl and your shoes...WOW!

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  25. You are going to look gorgeous. You will be worthy of your own magazine spread! I love those shoes and so comfy.

    I have my own darling darling baby sweater made by the most loving hands. I held it to my face and love kissed me all the way from California

    Love
    kj

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  26. A dreamy shawl. A meadow of cornflowers around your shoulders. Lovely indeed!

    Your dress for the wedding is exquisite. And those shoes were made for dancing!

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  27. Such great drape. I'm envious of your ability to knit lace, it looks lovely.

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  28. That so beautiful. The cornflower color shows lovely in the second to last photo, and the little white trim sets if of just perfectly.
    Cute shoes! Your wedding outfit looks so dreamy.

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  29. I quite forgot )as I was in raptures about the shawl :-) ): you will look absolutely stunning in that dress and those shoes. Have a great time!

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  30. love those shoes, and oh...that shawl must be so delicious feeling. Have fun Lori!

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  31. Loving that shawl! I wouldn't even have noticed this one, as everyone else blocked the picot edging out and made it super frilly, but yours is just perfect with the subtle little nubs. You've inspired me...again. ;-)

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  32. I'm back again because this video needed to be watched a second time.

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  33. Isn't it amazing what a contrasting edging can do - it really makes the shawl zing in a pretty retro way. Lovely job. Great pics against the wallpaper.

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  34. Lori, this is truly gorgeous. I'm a fairly novice knitter (grew up crocheting), but I may attempt to make this for a friend who I know would love it.

    I wanted to thank you so much for your warm words to me. I know you have walked a similar path (harder in some ways) with your own mother. And you are absolutely right, having a rich relationship with our mothers is an enormous gift, despite the loss.

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xoxo lori