Thursday, May 31, 2007

but how do you wear it??

Remember that lace leaf shawl that I took as my travel knitting? The one that was started in Italy, nearly confiscated at numerous airports, and torn in the rush to escape a Kathmandu strike? I was pretty well sick of it by the time the trip ended, and I fully expected to never finish it. I do have a history of abandoning my lace). But I knit my little heart out last week and triumped!

(Just because it's small doesn't mean it wasn't a triumph)

Pattern: Leaf Lace Shawl, by Evelyn Clark
Yarn: Knitpicks Shadow in "sunset heather", 1 hank. (note: this makes for a $2.50 project)
Needles: Size 3 Inox Express circular

My main problem now is figuring out what to do with the darn thing! My sister and I had a campy photoshoot over the holiday weekend and came up with a few options. What do you think actually works?

As a headscarf: Tied snugly and worn with sunglasses, for driving in a convertible? As a babushka?

Tied around the neck: Folded a bit, doubled 'round the neck, and loosely tied. With the point in back or front?

At an angle: Around the hips, like some strange knitting gypsy? Or around the neck, sort of askew?
On a dog: very fetching indeed!


FemiKnitMafia said...

It's lovely! And if it helps at all, I have the same problem with working through discouragement on a lace project.

Those are hilarious poses, especially the dog. I like neck - either point direction.

Hooray for your accomplishment!!!

alisa said...

oooh, I like that color a lot. It certainly looks just wonderful on your dog too, but I think it is best around the neck with the point in the front actually - very cute. or the jackie o look for a convertible...

Veronique said...

The shawl looks great any way you wear it! It's so versatile :)

sharon said...

love the shawl with the point in front.
and the head wrap for convertible driving.

Gustavo said...

Definitely with the sunglasses and convertible. Especially well suited to your trip out west.

Macoco said...

Beautiful! I like it as a headscarf the best.

Courtney said...

I think it looks fantastic, great photo shoot!