Friday, January 11, 2008

Ice Queen Version A

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So it seems that my snowman was able to execute his duties to such perfection that it lead to his own demise....never fails.

And, as I suspected, with the January thaw, I was able to finish a knitting project. I give you Version A of the Ice Queen.

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Try not to notice the placement of the beads...I was using artistic license and not following instructions to the letter..

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.... (actually, I wasn't working in good light, and failed to notice that the pattern has 2 different colors for bead placement...and the small print instructs you as to which row to place which bead)..no matter....

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I will pay closer attention while knitting version B. I have started working with Judy's Alpaca/ Silk yarn...and it is lovely.

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Like water flowing through my hands. The beads are foil lined, and provide a nice contrast with the dark blue yarn. Version B includes many more beads than Version A. The beaded picot cast on took me the better portion of the evening, but once that was finished, the pattern takes off and speed picks up....now if the weather will hold....

17 comments:

cindy said...

Ice Queen is lovely!!!! What yarn did you use for version A?

pacalaga said...

pretty pretty!

Cady May said...

nice photos and color, lovely shawl, looks like a soft hug looking through winter windows out into the cool sparkle of late afternoon light.

Anne said...

Beautiful colors - I'm a sucker for purple. :)

judy said...

Version A is beautiful. Raining here, too. Great time for indoor projects.

Sharon said...

Both versions are lovely! Glad the weather has been kind to your knitting projects and that your snowman succeeded in his task, much to his own demise....

elizabeth said...

Just.beautiful.

Leslie said...

Oh, my gosh.
SO pretty!
I hereby resolve (again) to learn to knit.
Really.

DebbieB said...

Lovely lace. Your photography is amazing, as always.

Romi said...

Lovely!!! :)

Leigh said...

Beautiful! I've not tried to knit anything with beads, but they really add a lovely touch to both versions.

finnsheep said...

Lovely, lovely!!!

Wanda J said...

I'd been eyeing the Ice Queen and you've just made it even more tempting. :-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Ice Queen is gorgeous no matter about the beads. OOooooo that watery blue is great!

Spinner said...

How lovely! Cant wait to see the blue one finished!

Beth S. said...

They're both wonderful! And the more beads the merrier, if you ask me. :-)

I already have started way too many projects recently, and yet I desperately want to go home and cast on one of these...

Valerie said...

You've inspired me! I have just the yarn and beads to create my own Ice Queen!
Thanks for sharing.

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