Wednesday, October 28, 2009

of columns and colonnades

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This is Colonnade by designer Steven West.

It was a quick knit! A take along companion for my hands on a 2 day car trip. The yarn is Brooks Farm Acero, the name of the colorway escapes me! It was purchased several years ago at Rhinebeck, found at the bottom of my stash. The fingering weight was not the thick yarn that the pattern called for, but the blend of wool, silk and viscose has a wonderful hand and makes a nice drape.

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The columns...entablatures...

Doric... Ionic.... Corinthian...

I let my mind wander with musings of the great architecture of the past... to the elliptically curving colonnades of the Greeks and Romans...

to stoa (porch) and portico (gate)

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After a quick bath and stretch out on the bed, it was time to select a button from the stash...

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... a free form rosewood that I made over the summer.

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Many thanks to Judy for loaning the size 10.5 circs I needed --just in the nick of time!

20 comments:

Manise said...

Very pretty and I love the button!

Sue said...

Beautiful, especially the button!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Very nice. I love the way it folds up to almost nothing. The button is the finishing touch.

finnsheep said...

Very pretty! Lovely colors and a great button!

Valerie said...

Lovely! Love those colors and the button is perfect.

The perfect shoulder warmer when sitting at the wheel!

Jody said...

Beautiful colours and that button makes it very unique :)

elizabeth said...

I love Acero, I have a scarf from it (that desperately needs blocking)!

Susan said...

Cyn, that is one lovely little shawl..so delicate, so soft and what a perfect finish (of course!) the free-form button makes. Beautiful work, sis.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Oooo, gorgeous, Cyndy!

Judy said...

It is beautiful. I love the colors and the button.

Sharon said...

Its really really beautiful, and like everyone else - I really love the button!!

Cathy said...

That button! I'm drooling - tho of course, it adorns the wrap nicely.

annmarie said...

What an interesting shape to the shawl and the button is just beautiful! :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Very nice and I love the button!

The Gingerbread House said...

Perfect little shawl to throw over your shoulder any occassion...
It's beautiful, wear it in good health...Ginny

~ Phyllis ~ said...

It's beautiful and the Rosewood button is perfect.

Leslie Shelor said...

Beautiful! I love Brooks Farm yarns and my main regret for not getting to go to SAFF was missing my yearly Brooks Farm stash enhancement!

Dawn said...

So Beautiful!

judy said...

Getting the computers set up is my excuse for missing this post. Great shawl, perfect color for you and the button is SO much fun. Enjoy wearing it. I can see it worn 'formally', you know placed perfectly around your shoulders but also thrown casually around as a scarf, shawlette.

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