Friday, September 21, 2007

Flat Daphne

Alas, bubbly Daphne was so much more interesting than flat Daphne.



This was, however, one of the most delightful knits I've ever finished. The patterns never lasted long enough to get boring and the ArtYarns silk/mohair, combined with ebony needles, made for continual tactile delight.

Next up is either Triinu's shawl or one of the Engeln shawls. I haven't made up my mind yet.

Actually, the next thing I think I will attempt is some destashing. Most of the yarn falls into the What Was I Thinking? category, They are all beautiful, but I know I will never use them for assorted reasons.

Ravelry's new server software is shlurping up almost 1000 people a day now--only 3000+ people ahead of me, so it looks like I can join the fun by next week. Cool!

32 comments:

lori said...

I must say I have a soft spot for "Flat Daphne." We'll just get her a membership card to the IBTC. She'll be fine with all the rest of us less-than-spectacularly-blessed girls. All those bumps are highly over-rated. At least, that's what I tell myself...

fleegle said...

IBTC?

Rachel said...

Oooh, that's just tooo gorgeous! I love it!

Hmmm, I have to check and see where I am on the Ravelry queue, too. I seriously need to organize my stash!

missalicefaye said...

oooh--lovely and ethereal!

lori said...

IBTC--Itty Bitty Titty Committee--for all us who do not have the "bumps" like the newly bumpless Daphne. Now at least her bumps won't sag when she gets 40.

Laritza said...

Is that the blocked moth? I will be casting on mine today in the airplane. Rumbo Eugene Oregon to OFFF.

GretchenX said...

love the shawl!!, but for some reason I thought you were knitting that in the Mother of Pearl colorway from Lisa Souza - is that what you are doing your Luna Moth shawl in?

z's momma said...

Beautiful! The yarn you used is lovely. Turns out very differently than the 'kit' versions.

btw-I vote for Triinu's shawl.

Dave said...

The sea creatures may be out of a playground, but this landlubber likey!!

Kathy Wajerski said...

I love it. So delicate and the color variations are subtle yet they create such interest.

Beautiful!

Knitting Therapy said...

You find such lovely patterns! Daphne is georgeous. Wear it in good health.

nurhanne said...

Daphne is lovely - with or without bumps!
@lori LOL on the IBTC

fleegle said...

Dear GretchenX,

The yarn is silk/mohair from ArtYarns. Lisa Souza's mohair is very heavy--it needs a #8 needle. I will use it for an afghan or perhaps one of the Faroese shawl patterns that I have, which need a worsted-weight yarn. More for winter knitting than summer.

Soo said...

Flat Daphne is really lovely. And it's great when a pattern has enough going on to keep you interested.

(Flat Daphne reminds me (unsurprisingly) of Flat Stanley, the project of the 8 year old daughter of a friend in Canada. My job was to take the paper doll on adventures -- which I did admirably for 3 months. There are pics of Flat S and I enjoying London's sights, the theatre, the ballet, a few races, a cricket match and a couple of trips to Europe. Then one week before I was due to return him to his creator (the 8 yr old, not some Flat Stanley god)I lost him in a cafe in Scotland.)

(The 8 yr old apparently cried for quite a while when she was told of FS's decision to run away to the Highlands.)

(This carelessness with FS does go some way to explaining why people don't trust me to look after anything that requires feeding.)

BadCatDesigns said...

It looks lovely! And whisper-light.

Lynn said...

Ooo, pretty!

Both of the prospective shawls look fun. Do you have to choose just one?

fluffbuff said...

It's beautiful, bumps or not. :)
Now I'm even more motivated to finish mine.

Monika said...

Nice shawl! I've knit with Artyarns Silk/Mohair before and I liked it too.

Opal said...

Daphne is beautiful in both incarnations. I can't wait to see which project you'll throw on the needles next.

Lorette said...

Daphne is beautiful! You'll love Ravelry, it's a huge time-sucker though, so beware!

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

I think "Flat Daphne" is quite pretty and it sounds like it was fun to knit. Both of the shawls you are considering for your next project are wonderful looking so I'm a happy voyeur either way LOL! De-stash? What's that? Never heard of it! Actually, Ravelry is a good place to do that and I look forward to seeing you there!

LittleBerry said...

bubbly daphne might have been fun and you had a soft spot for her, but flat Daphne is beautiful, the proverbial ugly duckling!!!!!

I like both choices for your next shawl although I think the Engleln just has he edge for some reason...

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

I love the color in your 'Wing of the Moth' - it is absolutely beautiful blocked.

If you want to get rid of any white or cream cobweb weight that's appropriate for Sharon Miller's Unst, I'm interested. I am still waffling on yarn for it.

Courtney said...

Again, another wonderful shawl, if you dont mide me asking, what do you do with all these shawls, you must wear them all the time:-) They are soooooo pretty, they need to be on display all the time :-)

Logan said...

Gorgeous! A beautiful knit, with a fun story as well.

I vote for an Engeln shawl - having complete two of Shawl A, myself. The second was done in Lisa Souza's mohair (coincidence!), and is large and lovely (like me -tee hee). Although Trinnu's shawl is lovely too, and on my list as well. Hmmm.

Keep up the great knitting.

Denise said...

I think flat Daphne is gorgeous!

It sounds like we are close to each other in the Ravelry queue! I quite excited to see what it's like.

Lucy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Fleegle - Congrats!!

Judith said...

Daphne is wonderful, and one of the few lace things in variegated yarn I've seen that works well. This is the first WOTM I've seen where the edging is blocked into points. Does it ruffle at all now that it's (presumably) unpinned?

fleegle said...

Dear Judith--

No ruffles-- flat aa a pancake! The yarn is very gently variegated, so it worked niccely, I think.

Sereknitty said...

The Daphne shawl is beautiful, flat or otherwise. I tried to source the pattern and found on oneline that does not look at all like your finished shawl. Can you tell me where the pattern is from?

fleegle said...

Dear SereKitty:

You can order the pattern here:
http://www.knitspot.com/knitting_pattern/wing-of-the-moth-shawlscarf-p-7.html

It's called Wings of the Moth.

Natural State Knitter said...

Breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!