knitnana: Knit Night and Valkyrie Seraphim Modeled - FINALLY!

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Knit Night and Valkyrie Seraphim Modeled - FINALLY!

I got to knit night tonight, and what fun! We had a small group, which, you know, is really nice sometimes. Some of us older gals sat together and just cackled. (Hmm...chrones at play, huh?)

I saw an utterly beautiful lace shawl knit by a friend who is blogless, laughed over a new cast on (and the convoluted instructions) as Elizabeth put her second sock OTN, and Rae took photos of me with Valkyrie Seraphim shawl:
We were pushing the light, and Rae wasn't used to my camera, but I think she did a remarkably good job...
She wasn't pleased with this one, because my head was chopped off...I threatened to chop it all the way off, anyway, as it's the shawl that's important! But it's not too bad a photo, even with the top clipped off, huh?

Anyway, it's more than time you saw the shawl in all it's glory. The pattern is delightfully simple and relaxing to knit. The center decreases in the "leaves" of the central motif have a wonderful texture - Catie thought it was a twisted stitch, but it's not. Looks like it, tho!

And EVERYONE loves the yarn (so do I). Socks That Rock lightweight in the Raven colorway Valkyrie. The colorway seems to defy every attempt to photograph it. Suffice to say that the colors move from black-iron gray-olive (just a hint to the olive side of gray, and brown, rust, burgundy, purple, fushia. It was much browner than I expected - and I was actually delighted by that!

She is my Wise Woman/Goddess of Change shawl. At least that's the way I look at her. Warm, enveloping, richly textured, patterned, multi-faceted...She's able to fit in no matter the situation - dressy or casual. She's comfortable in her skin. Something I'm becoming more and more aware of in myself. What a wonderful feeling, and how great that the shawl I adore reflects that!


Blogger Sandy said...

I wish I could have made it tonight, but I am on the tail end of recovering from a nasty bout with the flu. I decided to play it safe and stay home instead of possibly infecting all you lovely ladies (you're welcome!)

That shawl is GORGEOUS! I wish I could have seen it in person. The colorway is amazing!

Hopefully I will catch up with everyone next month or see some of you at the Sedalia Fiber Festival :-)

- Sandy

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! And the colors look great on you!


8:35 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, hooray! She's absolutely beautiful, and so are you :) And yes, she perfectly reflects this next stage of your life. What a perfect combination of yarn, pattern, and reason to knit :)

12:04 PM  
Blogger Shrinky Inky said...

yay another Seraphim! I made two - I love that pattern so much! it's beautiful and the color is great for you!

2:52 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Really beautiful! Those are wonderful colors for you. How many skeins did you need? I have that pattern, but I haven't knit it yet.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

The shawl and Rae both look fabulous!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

L@@K at YOU!! What a great looking Shawl..and you look all healthy too..I bet this 'BABE' goes to Portland with you!!..She's a beauty..great job!!!

8:49 PM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

I quite agree that the colors are perfect for you. Well done, Sallee!

BTW, I didn't know how long and thick you hair was.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Really, really pretty! And look at your hair getting so long! I've got 2 skeins of STR still to knit but they are different colors so not enough for a shawl.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Alison Hyde said...

Oh, very cool. Beautiful!

12:37 AM  

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