03 August 2011

WIP Wedneday... silky silken goodness

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Tami's Amis hosts a WIP wednesday which I am happy to particpate in for the first time!

I haven't been making as much P on my WIPs as I'd usually have liked to... this is because I have been distracted during my usual crochet time (on the train).  This is my distraction:
Quick mini book review:  Quite a good story, when there is actually something happening. Has the tendency to go on a bit with too much detail (as any fantasy is wont to do).  Smuttier than you'd expect.  Most of the female characters are pretty weak.  Each chapter is from the p.o.v. of a different character.  I find myself a bit bored until a chapter featuring one of my faves pops up.  Currently my faves are Arya and Daenerys.  Although Tyrion is getting curiouser and curiouser.  I'm currently up to book 3 in the series:  A Storm of Swords. 

However, I have just discovered the magic of audio books!!!  Now I can "read" and crochet at the same time, increasing my efficiency by 100% (does that sound right?).   So now I am making a bit more P...

So I love pink and yellow.  I impulse bought 3 skeins of Handmaiden Silken from the Aussie Destash board on Rav.
oooOOOooooo
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It's softer than I could have imagined.  The 2ply silk I used for the wedding shawl didn't have the same feel in your hands, probably because it was so fine.

I am making an Elise Shawl.  I love the yarn.  It's gorgeous.  The colours... drool...  I'm calling mine Sunshine and Fairyfloss.  Just not sure how and where and with what I will wear it.  We shall see. 

I don't know what to think of the pattern yet.  I know that blocking will make it really pop.  It doesn't look like too much just yet.
uber close up arty shot :P

I always like seeing how the yarn looks when wound up.


Doesn't look like much so far. 
I'm about half way.  But now that I have awesome magical audio books at my disposal, I am hoping this will not take very long to finish.

26 comments:

  1. Welcome to WIP Wednesday :)

    That yarn looks so pretty, I love silk, and the name you've come up with is just perfect!

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  2. I bet that feels gorgeous :)

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  3. Welcome to wip Wednesday! I love audio books they're great aren't they?! I love the yarn you are using it is so pretty!

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  4. I love audio books, they're all that gets me through work every day, lol. I love that yarn, and the pattern is gorgeous! I have it on my Year of Projects list too. :)

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  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the way the colours are distributing themselves through your shawl. Looks like sunshine and fresh grapefuit to me!

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  6. I can almost feel how beautiful that must be from your photos! Gorgeous colour too!

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  7. LOVE your new yarns - such pretty colors!! I am watching the TV series Game of Thrones, haven't read the books but I have heard they are great!

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  8. That is a very gorgeous colour and a great name for what looks to be an awesome scarf. It would be lovely to see this finished up!

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  9. Wow, that yarn looks amazing, and it really suits that stitch pattern.

    I definitely found audio books good for my crochet productivity - enjoy! :)

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  10. WOW it's stunning! You are going to steal the limelight at the wedding! I love the colours, and would never have thought to put the two together.

    Love the books as I have said, and I agree about getting bored with the chapters that don't involve my fav characters! LOL

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  11. Welcome. I'm a relative newbie as well. I love that yarn - I know i have some in my stash and you are inspiring me. Beautiful pattern.

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  12. Ooh, that yarn. I liked it the moment I looked at the first photo of it in its gloriously sherbet-y skeins, and then I kept scrolling down and it got exponentially more beautiful in the photos of it actually worked up into the shawl---the colours are amazing and your crocheting is gorgeous. I've actually had the Elise shawl pattern printed out for some time, you may have inspired me to actually try swatching for it! :D

    I'm trying to decide whether I feel like reading the Game of Thrones books or not---I've been watching the HBO show and really enjoying it, but I can't decide whether I want to embark on such a huge reading project right now! (Or ever, as fantasy isn't my genre of choice, really...)

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  13. that yarn is lovely. looks good enough to eat!

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  14. That yarn looks just fabulous ! Such a great color combo :)

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  15. Yay, another Arya fan! She and Dany were my favorites for a while, and I came to really like Tyrion and Jon as well. Those four definitely get the bast chapters. I've finished the 5th book already, and I can definitely inform you that they maintain their interesting-ness.

    Also I LOVE your shiny, shiny crochet shawl!

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  16. Looooovely yarn! The wrap looks super, too ... very happy colors :)

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  17. The colors in that yarn are just gorgeous, and I love how the pattern is turning out. I can't wait to see it once it's blocked and finished :)

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  18. I also recently discovered the magic of audiobooks in June. I've now read (heard?) A Scanner Darkly, The Stranger, Earth Abides, and The Quilter's Legacy (I needed something lighthearted after the others!). I'm currently about halfway through The Good House by Tananarive Due.

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  19. Welcome to WIPW!!!! I've heard amazing things about that yarn. You're very lucky to own some! Love the shawl. It's gorgeous!

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  20. Oooo ... your yarn is so pretty! And I like the idea of crochet and audio books ... I mainly watch entire seasons of TV shows while crocheting ... but I can only watch things in English because strangley subtitles don't work so well when you're mainly looking at your stitches ^_^

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  21. Never tried audiobooks. Sure sound like fun, especially with crochet in hand. Your shawl looks absolutely beautiful so far!!

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  22. Ha! Funny you should mention that book - it's also been distracting me! I've tried audiobooks but don't really get on with them so I have to choose!

    Your shawl is very pretty!

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  23. lovely yarn. It appears to have a nice sheen. Audiobooks are a godsend!!!

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  24. I can't find your email address to reply directly so I'm leaving a message here instead.
    Hilarious that you bought that same top - I found it on the markdown rack a couple of weeks ago at a bargain price of $10. Chuffed!

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