women of a certain age are like sunflowers; they know how to turn their faces to the sun.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Another One?

“In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove;

In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”

Alfred, Lord Tennyson



SIZE: 64” long by 13” wide


750 yards

Handmaiden Sea Silk

or Mini Maiden

5000 size 8/0 seed beads

82 teardrop beads

Prototype knit with:

Mermaid Sea Silk

Miyuke beads 0455 – met variegated blue iris

Blue Iris petal beads

Size 3 (US) needles, stitch markers, size 14 or 16 crochet hook

Skill level : beginning intermediate; basic lace knowledge, chart reading, crochet hook beading (optional)

Yes, another one bites the dust joins the queue (that word has GOT to be on all of the Scripps spelling bee lists - weird!)

Iris joins the Sunflower roster today. And baby makes five...

I really need to get that website up and running. My sidebar is getting so crowded, it's going to need its own zip code!

Of course it is a toss up which will come first: my new website or Casey's new code (for Ravelry's pattern sales option.) Smart money is on Casey.

And what would a release day be, without a little errata...

(Hey! at least we caught this one toute suite - spelling? as if English spelling wasn't bad enough...)

So only about 15 of you got the copy this applies to:

For those eternally damned unfortunate souls:
  1. Chart A and B are labeled backward.
  2. On Chart D Row 15 Stitch 44 should be a ssk instead of a knit.
  3. On Chart D Row 31 there are two empty space that should be knits.
See what you get for being an early bird? A lot more worms than you bargained for...

For all the ravelers in my clientele (way too formal - let's try...) friends (that's better)

There is a new group called the Garden Variety Collectors for all of the, umm, garden variety collectors. Check it out.

Right now my energy supply is cutting in and out (I know the feeling) Better wind this up...


Knit and fall back in it said...


Ronni said...

Gorgeous! And purchased already, naturally although the 5000 beads did give me pause for a moment. But it is so beautiful that I think I will have to make the attempt. But maybe not until after all the deadline knitting is finished.

ikkinlala said...

That is so beautiful! I don't think my skills are up to it yet, though!

Ann said...

It's so ...... gorgeous. Love the pattern, the beads, the colors - everything. You have done a fantastic job but I don't think I can do it.

Megan said...

oh how I love it!!! The colors are just perfect, and the beads, oh how I love the beads! Once again you have totally inspired me =) megan