Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lanterne Rouge?

I'm feeling a bit Wim Vansevenant at the moment - bringing up the rear in the Tour de France. I keep plugging away at Lady E, but there's still a looooooooong way to go.

Here she is at tier can'tremember (lucky I can count - it's tier 11):

I can't get a great picture of the colour and variations within this yarn - the one above is a good representation of the different tones in the yarn, and the one below is a better reflection of the colours (and also of the back, which is quite different in texture to the front - I'm quite taken with it actually!)

I've done a couple more tiers since these pictures were taken on the weekend, I am in fact on tier 15 right now - out of 34 in total. So really, I'm not that far behind or anything. But it is starting to look like a bigger ask than the Alpe d'Huez.

But there's nothing wrong with being the Red Lantern, is there? Do I get a nice red jersey?

19 comments:

m1k1 said...

Oh I think a red jersey is definitely warranted. All you have to do is knit it!
Brilliant, the way the entrelac and colour variations make for such an overall picture.

Bells said...

God that looks so good. I'm constantly in awe of the beautiful work you do! Between you and Stripey Tiger's version of this, I'm wondering how long it'll be before I succumb. I never thought of doing this shawl and I'm wondering why because it's stunning!

Bring it to Canberra next month! I MUST see it in person!

ps I beat you Mad, Mad Rachel!

m1k1 said...

.. actually, I think the verb to wim is also in order. Anyone not concentrating when you declare you are wimming, deserves all the misconceptions they get.
And it could also have a secondary meaning, to be consistent. Takes effort to be the Lanterne Rouge and not get disqualified on time.

Caffeine Faerie said...

Its so beautiful! Now, even more than before, I feel compelled to learn entrelac and make a Lady Elanor...

And m1k1 is completely correct - wimming = consistency. :)

Michelle said...

That is so beautiful.

You have nothing to be ashamed of.

You are still a yellow jersey winner in my eyes.

MadMad said...

That is BEAUTIFUL - on time or not. (And you know what? I actually never realized you had the same standard template as I did! There is always so much else here to look at!)

amy said...

It's very impressive. You were polka dotting, right? Well, I think you've earned THAT jersey--you've met the challenge beautifully, whether it's completely done on Sunday or not!

Donna Lee said...

I think I may steal that Lantern Rouge from you! I'm not sure I'll finish in time. I was a polka dot jersey so I guess it's all good. Your wrap looks so pretty and the color is great. Entrelac isn't as difficult as it looks, is it? So much of difficult knitting is easy when you look at it one stitch at a time.

Jenny said...

I love this! It looks so complicated.
Hang in there and make sure you don't go a la tour favourite and headbut any photographers when you finish!

PrincessPea said...

Love love love this! The colours, the pattern, the overal cosiness it promises, it's just gorgeous. Really, how much does it matter if it's not finished 'on time'?

amanda j said...

Very very pretty! Well done! Keep going!

kms said...

beautiful, however you look at it. it looks like very soothing knitting, where the process might be more important than the result (but dont you hate it when people try to be zen about knitting that you just want to be DONE?)

Ann said...

Lovely & I love the colors. You have done a great job as the entrelac looks so even.

TinkingBell said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous - ALMOST enough to make me want to entrlac - almost!

Lin said...

Its beautiful, keep going!

Sarah said...

Oh you're making wonderful progress - she's big and all the more beautiful for it :o)

Carol said...

Oh my! This is absolutely beautiful. Remember, slow and steady wins the race.

del said...

How gorgeous is that! I love the subtle color variations.

Jejune said...

Wow, that is so stunning. I think you definitely deserve a prize!