See! Above is my Haruni, which I finished knitting on Sunday.... I am a little behind on blogging. And this is the WORST representation of the color I have ever managed. I tried everything I could think of to capture the real color, which is a creamy terra-cotta. Cherry Tree Hill called it Ginger Snap, but it is more like the roof tiles in Sienna, Italy to me. Less orange than the name Ginger Snap calls to mind. But WAY, WAY less purple than the above image. Anyway, BEST pattern ever! (Check out the Rav link to The Mom's version!) I am dying to block it and see it in all its glory.... But feeling a little too lazy and butt-kicked this week to put actions to words. Maybe this weekend. That is still time to enter it in the 10 Shawls in 2010 monthly drawing, after all.
Speaking of bad color pictures, here is my Lisa Souza laceweight yarn. Does that look familiar, or is the picture that bad. Let me end the suspense for you: it is EXACTLY, UNCANNILY the same color as the Butter Peeps that I used to make the Swallowtail. Not the ivory, rust and blue that the website made it look. (Though who can blame a website when I take such pathetic pictures of color??) Not to say that it is not lovely, Lisa Souza's yarns always are in my limited experience.... It is just not what I wanted. Now I have to decide what pattern I should make out of yellow yarn. Baby yellow. Which is Julie's favorite color. Not mine. Sigh.
It is no consolation that The Mom is equally disappointed with her color. She was hoping for pale, pale grey. She got pale, pale mint green. I think she has decided what to make with hers, but I can't remember what she told me. It will be a surprise all over again!
In brighter knitting news, I found the perfect project for the Jojoland Harmony that I bought a year ago at Stitches South. This is majorly cobweb laceweight. I have started a couple of shawls with it and given up. I have taken courage from the Blocking: Before and After thread on Ravelry and decided finally that it is just not possible to knit with cobweb laceweight and have it look like anything other than a hairball hocked up by a soft green/blue cat until it is blocked. Now Hanami is on the needles!! (Is there a theme to these shawl names?)
When I manage a picture of this one and the finished Haruni, I will detail the saga of bead knitting for the very first time!