Seraphim Knit Along

Will hold your hand virtually while working on the Seraphim Shawl by designer Miriam L. Felton

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Seraphim: soon-to-be started


I have happily purchased yarn for a Seraphim that is destined to be a retirement gift for an extremely kind co-worker of mine. Luckily enough I don't have to have the shawl knitted for a good year or so, which gives me the opportunity to finish working on the Icarus that I currently have underway and is due as a Mother's Day gift!

For my first Seraphim I chose some hand-dyed laceweight yarn done by Handpaintedyarn.com in their Orca Island colourway.....and while I wasn't particularly thrilled with the way that the yarn looked when it was simply skeined, once it was twirled into a yarn cake I totally fell in love with the melding blues and greens and purples...


For the needles I am going to use my super-pointy KnitPicks Options set in the recommended size 5 and see how it goes. I have two full skeins of the Orca Island (each one being about, oh, 850 yds?) so I certainly have tons and tons of yarn - - making this shawl too big isn't a worry of mine, as I want something that my co-worker can ultimately use to wrap around her shoulders and arms to keep her warm as she sits and reads!



I'm just barely in the Icarus now, so it will probably be a good month or so before I start on the Seraphim, but I was so excited by everything arriving in the mail over the past few weeks that I wanted to post about it nonetheless!

5 Comments:

At 11:26 PM, Blogger Redford Phyl said...

Should be gorgeous in that color.

 
At 9:43 AM, Anonymous gerry said...

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At 10:50 AM, Blogger EvaLux said...

Love the color you chose!!!! I can't wait to see how the shawl will turn out.

Cheers Eva
PS: I deleted the comment posted by 'gerry'. It was publicity for this person's personal site and had nothing to do with knitting.

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Laughingrat said...

That is really beautiful! What's your progress so far, is it going well?

 
At 3:02 AM, Blogger Miss Knotty said...

I love this colorway! Can't wait to see how the shawl goes!!

MK

 

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