Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Easy to knit, hard to picture

That obsession with a red shawl is now over for me. There's nothing like satisfying a craving, like having a brownie when you are really hungry for chocolate. With knitting, satisfying the craving takes a lot longer, even if one had to bake the brownies. At least the satisfaction isn't tempered with guilt about excess calories. It's all good.

Size: 64" wingspan and 30" deep
Yarn: Ella Rae Lace Merino Worsted
Needles: Size 6 Addi Naturas
Pattern: Falling Water
Mods:  2 repeats of Chart A, all 32 rows.
Knitter:  Soooo happy that it fits and falls just where it should.  The weight is perfect, the yarn is luscious. In a worsted weight yarn, the extra repeat would have made the shawl too big for me.  Since this yarn is light for worsted, it knit up a bit smaller than worsted.

The only thing I can't get right is the color in these photos.  The strange shot below is nearly it.  I guess clothespining a piece of notepaper under the knitting is the only way to make my camera record a deep red.  (I mean, I really tried. I changed exposures, light balance, all sorts of settings and worked from the RAW file.  Red is harder to shoot than green!)

Never mind, it is red.  Craving satisfied!


Julie said...

it's beautiful! that red is gorgeus.

Marjorie said...

That is very pretty, and the color (which looks like a lovely deep red on my monitor) is enchanting. I understand from reading opinions of other photographers that photographing red is a real challenge. I seem to have more trouble with green.