Friday, November 23, 2007

RoseRed shawlette

On my birthday, I mentioned that I gave a gift to myself, of starting a new project with my RoseRed Wolmeise sock yarn, so generously gifted to me by the lovely and thoughtful Michele.

I had a few ideas about what I wanted to use this yarn for, particularly as the skeins are 150g (over 500 yds) and so I figured would be fabulous for knee socks.

At first I thought these...but realised the gauge would be all out, and I couldn't face the challenge of re-working the pattern (although I've been thinking about it since, as I still think this pattern would be great in this yarn, although I'd make them knee socks, not over the knee!)
Then I thought these...but same gauge issue.Then these. Although I figured I'd have a fair amount of yarn left over (which wouldn't be a problem, really, I'll always find something to use it for!) but that I'd be better off using the whole skein on the project, if I could.And finally decided on this - not socks at all. Thanks to Ravelry's yarn browse function, I found a couple of people who had made shawls from their Wolmeise sock yarn - and even one that made this particular pattern, which looked great.The pattern hadn't really appealed to me in the magazine (maybe it's the fault of the colour, not so inspiring to me). So here is my RoseRed shawlette, which is scarf-sized, really - the colour is not quite there, but was the closest I could get - there's more depth to the reds and overall it is less tomatoey-orange than it shows here.
And since I'm on a project bag jag at the moment, I figured I should have a RoseRed project bag to go with the project.Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends, to everyone else, Happy Friday - woo hoo, end of the week! A whole weekend ahead with no plans whatsoever! Hoo-Ra!

13 comments:

Ann said...

Great choice - the shawl is coming along nicely. I have seen 2 of these shawls knitted up & they are beautiful. Have a good weekend.

Nora said...

Oh, I would've loved to have seen a finished pair of lush red 'stockings', but the shawl is a great idea too.

PS: The shoe outcome? Not so good! :(

TinkingBell said...

Liked the stockings, but the shaawl is so lovely!

Michele said...

i'm so happy you are seeing beyond the orange and doing this shawl. it looks really beautiful.

thanks for the shout out again.

enjoy your weekend!

Carson said...

Don't you love that about ravelry?
It gives you a 'second take' on patterns.

Bells said...

wow, I can see you really worked hard to come to this decision. All excellent candidates and you made a lovely choice in the end.

I'm determined to make some of those longer style socks too.

You know I have serious wollmeise envy, don't you?

Cathy said...

That top photo was designed by Cindy Taylor, yes? I know the person who knitted those actual socks. In fact, we went over to her house for Thanksgiving last night, and my short person was chasing her puppy (or vice-versa). She's currently working on some stuff for Claudia's Handpaints. And if I remotely thought I would look good in a knitted skirt, I would definately make the cute one with the lacy flare at the bottom she just finished.

Alwen said...

Boy. I love the internet. How else would I hear of all the good knitting books? (Putting a hold on "Handknit Holidays" online right now. I love my library network's online catalog!)

My mom loves red, and I know she would love your red shawlette.

MadMad said...

What a great choice for the yarn! Love the shawl (and the bag - so cute)!

del said...

That shawlette is going to be gorgeous in that color. And you have a matching bag, how cute!

Queen of the froggers said...

All the socks were good but a shawl is a great idea, it looks good!

Sarah said...

Hurrah for Ravelry!

Em said...

The longer socks are tempting, aren't they? I'm also determined to make a pair of stockings, but only after I master this whole sock thing a little better.

What a great choice for your gift yarn, that wrap already look so much better than the orange version.