Thursday, November 02, 2006

lady eleanor

Allow me to introduce you to Lady Eleanor, from Scarf Style. I used 12 skeins of Noro Silk Garden on size 8 needles. It's not easy being your own photographer, so the pics don't really do her justice. I took these inside (...at night...in an antique glass mirror...), so you'll have to take my word for it, but the colors in this yarn are positively luminous in natural light. At first I was underwhelmed by this colorway, but in the end, I'm really glad I chose #82. The fact that I don't wear shawls suddenly occurred to me, about 7 or 8 skeins into it, but I think I'll actually wear this one. I'm glad I purchased the extra skeins so that I can tie it in the front. It's very cozy and warm and kind of romantic looking. (Lady Eleanor and I couldn't be more different!) My only complaint is that Silk Garden is full of sticks and bark and twigs and leaves and branches and berries and rocks and probably small animals. Maybe that's just the "Garden" part of the yarn. But it's worth it. This is definitely one of my most satisfying knits.

29 Comments:

Blogger Kelly B said...

Not to mention beautiful! I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again- that is one beautiful FO.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Absolutely, positively gorgeous.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Mozilla said...

WOW Jenna your lady is is beautiful. Ever since I saw the way you were wearing it I have been trying with my own Lady E. However, for some reason I can never tie a nice knot/tie/bow so I gave up and kept looking at how great you look in it.

Congrats!

11:35 AM  
Blogger Karin said...

It looks absolutely stunning on you. You could be the official Lady Eleanor model :). I hope you wear it often!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. I love how #82 knit up! I have a few skeins of that color in my stash -- not enough for a Lady Eleanor, alas. Now I'm dying to make something with them.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

drooling. magnifique!

1:39 PM  
Blogger kate said...

hey lady, you are crazy photogenic! and so is that lady who knit you. really jenn, it is just beautiful. sorry imissed chix last night. sounds like it was a doozy

3:27 PM  
Anonymous binet said...

yay! i think the pic looks gorgeous, but if you ever need a photographer, you know where to find me.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Crow Jane said...

Wow. Your LE is spectacular. What a fantastic colour choice you made. I didn't know I needed a LE until I saw yours but now...well, I'm amazed I have managed to live this long without one.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Stunning!

I hear rumors about Silk Garden being "cleaner" now than in the past, but I haven't seen it for myself.

9:30 AM  
Blogger erin michelle said...

YOU ARE SO PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY. glad you toughed it out with the debris-filled yarn cos seriously no joke it looks extremely fabulous. sumptuous. mmwahmmwahmmwah.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Brown Pants said...

Very nice!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Kessa said...

Oh, nice! You make me want to knit one of these!

9:35 AM  
Anonymous deirdre said...

LE is gorgeous. Nice work! Can I go off topic for a minute (can't figure out another to contact you -- new to this)? Your cashmere lace capelet from the flicker photos -- I'd love to make. Got the pattern. Got the suggested yarn. Cast on 110? Kinda tiny. What did you use?
dp

10:04 PM  
Blogger Kelly B said...

You're famous Miss Jenna! Jess from Fig & Plum just featured you on her blog!!

12:17 PM  
Blogger Elinor said...

Hey, that looks great. I love that pattern but I'm just too lazy to pick up so many stitches! :-)

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Gail said...

Lady Eleanor came out great and you look lovely in it!

1:53 PM  
Blogger k said...

I've got 10 skeins of the exact same yarn earmarked for Lady E...

yours looks fabulous!

2:17 PM  
Blogger amisha said...

hi! i found your blog through fig & plum...
your shawl is absolutely gorgeous! lovely colors & it looks very cozy + elegant... always a nice combo :)

7:09 PM  
Anonymous margaux said...

such a beautiful lady e!! this is Defintiely on my knit list. (also popped by via F&P)... (love the sweater below too!! i feel you on the whole "she didn't notice it was handknit feeling" what a great accomplishment!)

7:56 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

i'm so behind on my bloglines -- your cabled sweater and lady eleanor are both BEAUTIFUL! great work. it was worth the hard work, methinks.

11:54 AM  
Blogger jenna said...

Thanks for all the comments! It's so nice to hear from you Fig and Plum readers!

Dierdre---Looking back in my knitting journal, I didn't make any notes on modifications to the lace capelet except adding extra lace rows. I must have casted on 110. The capelet IS very stretchy. I used Kidsilk Haze for the first 2 and some kind of fingering weight cashmere for the third.

Anyone else---is there a better way for me to respond to individual comments??

6:56 PM  
Blogger Larjmarj said...

JUST beautiful! Nice job

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Deirdre said...

Thanks, Jenna!

I'll give it another shot. I did grab a mohair/wool blend in periwinkle and played with it this weekend. Used 13s and cast on 130. Added some extra lace rows, too. It's gorgeous. Love it. Giving the Kidsilk Haze another try this week. thanks

9:01 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

That is stunning. The more Lady E's I see, the more I want to knit one!

2:19 PM  
Blogger Cheri said...

I love your Lady E. Just looking at it makes me all jealous and whatnot, then I snap back to reality because I currently have one on the needles.

12:20 PM  
Blogger madame artsy said...

divine, I too want one.

12:30 AM  
Blogger knititch said...

and gorgeous as well. you look warm and romantic to me and the shawl is really becoming. i actually think it is one of the few shawls apart from kate's clapotis that is very wearable with all kinds of clothes. i love knitting but i don't always like to wear handknitted garments.

5:49 AM  
Blogger varun said...

nice range!!Shawls and Scarves

8:12 AM  

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