Saturday, March 17, 2007

My Precious

Here she is ... my Lady Eleanor-in-progress. I am ridiculously in love with it. Entrelac is dangerously addictive. I am using two colors of Patons SWS, Natural Earth and Natural Plum, and I am alternating them with each tier. It's fun to see how the colors emerge. If you look closely, you can see a safety pin in one of the squares. That's the point at which I decided it would behove me to figure out knitting backwards. (Not as hard as it sounds.)

I love working on this, but it's getting a little unwieldy to carry around. As a little break from the entrelac, I made another pair of Cabled Footies, from some Peace Fleece that's been in my stash for awhile. But I'll save that for next time.

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37 Comments:

Blogger Olga said...

Wow, that looks beautiful! And very complex...I haven't tried entrelac yet, but I'll take your word for the addiction factor. Are you going to try Eunny's IK socks? AND. OMG, how about that news that she's the new editor!!!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Oh my GOSH! It is gorgeous!

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Holy cow, that is stunning. It is not hard to understand your love for it at all. Similarly, I'm sure you can understand my envy. :)

5:16 PM  
Blogger Acornbud said...

OMG, some ladies at the Aloha Knitters are trying to talk me into this project. Yours looks wonderful!

5:25 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Gorgeous! The Lady Eleanor inspired me to try entrelac (and buy some Silk Garden). So pretty! :)

6:07 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Yours is the first project that has made entrelac seem appealing. It's beautiful!

6:36 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! The colors work so well together.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Not only does that make me want to make my own, but it really makes me want to try the yarn. I love the way you're alternating. Gorgeous.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

Fancy! It's always amazing to me how the color changes work out so perfectly like that. Nice job with the alternating skeins; it looks very cohesive.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Mama Urchin said...

I know this sounds crazy but I haven't seen any entrelac that has tempted me - until now! Wow, is that gorgeous.

6:47 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

that is gorgeous! entrelac looks so complicated...but you're doing an amazing job so far!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

So pretty! I love that Patons SWS. If I ever get around to trying entrelac, it will definitely be my yarn of choice!

8:33 PM  
Blogger Laura B said...

So pretty! What a good idea for a yarn substitution!

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Madeline said...

I have no idea what the entreawhatever is. Nor the Lady Eleanor. But that thing in your blog? Gorgeous.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Beautiful!

9:22 PM  
Blogger vera said...

looks gorgeous laura! love the colours.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

OOOOH Purdy!

10:03 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

It is lovely - and a great idea to use that yarn!

11:20 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

That looks great. I've used the SWS natural plum on it's own and I like it, but I don't love it. Combined with the other color, I love it. Good eye!

1:13 AM  
Anonymous Jeanne said...

Wow, its beautiful. The colors are gorgeous. Everytime I see this pattern knit up I really want to make it!

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

Wow, it looks gorgeous and the yarn looks so soft and luscious!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I want to bury my face in it!

10:27 AM  
Blogger knittingphilistine said...

I see, now, why you're calling this knit "My Precious." Mmmm... precious... need a precious...

3:50 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

The colors are gorgeous! Lady E's always look so amazing!

5:29 PM  
Blogger Aimee said...

Wow, that's so pretty! I love your color choice. Did you learn to knit back and forth without turning to do the entrelac? I think I might have to go pick up some SWS.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Beautiful!!

6:29 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

oh wow.
it is incerdible!

7:16 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

That is beautiful!

7:56 PM  
Blogger knittin gin said...

Very nice! The colorways you chose work beautifully together. I know exactly what you mean about entrelac being addictive. I just started my third entrelac bag - I just can't seem to get enough of it!

10:03 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Amazing. Absolutely Amazing.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous jessie said...

Gorgeous!

You will have to forgive me. I thought of you this morning and thought maybe you hadn't posted in a while. Lo and behold, somehow you were off my Bloglines. I have no idea how long it's been!

You're back on now. You will hear from me again!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Terby said...

That's stunning. I like the effect you're getting from alternating colors. Makes me reconsider knitting Lady E again.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Oh god, it's looking *fantastic*! You've renewed my interest in this pattern. Planning on doing the fringe?

8:34 AM  
Anonymous marjorie said...

That is really nice. I've started my first entrelac garment (a sweater with Noro Silk Garden), and I can't put it down. I thought it was just me, but I've been knitting it long after I should have gotten to sleep. Entrelac patterns should come with warnings!

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4:18 PM  
Blogger Stephknits3 said...

Just beautiful! Great idea switching the colors! I am making mine with Noro Silk garden..

12:37 PM  
Blogger tentenknits said...

beautiful!! it's good to see yarns other than noro being used for this!

8:01 AM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

beautiful work -- i love the way the two colorways of SWS blend together. thanks for mentioning my blog in your crochet afghan post!

2:40 AM  

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