Monday, March 22, 2010

Ishbel Off the Needles

A couple weeks ago I officially jumped on the Ishbel bandwagon. Unfortunately, somewhere between the new patterns and basement renovations, I forgot all about posting my finished shawl. The good news is, I got to try my hand at taking pictures in my new knitting studio.


Although the walls have yet to be painted (and yes, there are even more swatches on the walls now), and finishing touches need to be made, Joe and I did start installing the floor this past weekend. I am loving the light I get in the studio. Even though it's in our basement, it's not dark by any means. There are actually more windows in this area than most rooms in our house.

I have to admit, this Ishbel is a copycat. A couple months ago, when I was visiting Chicago, I went to see Carol at My Sister's Knits in Beverly. Carol had her very own Ishbel on display, in the lovely Malabrigo Pearl Ten colorway. No one had to bend my arm- I was sold and left with two skeins (but actually used less than one for the larger version- there may be another on the way!).



15 comments:

  1. I love that!! I have never heard of an Ishbel. It's beautiful!

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  2. I think you've convinced me know that I should jump on the Ishbel bandwagon too! Beautiful :)

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  3. Beautiful! I see everyone knitting it. I have made one shawl, but designing my own patterns right now keeps me from doing other things :(

    I'm hoping to make another lacy shawl someday before the cold weather hits after summer. I love them wrapped about like a scarf.

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  4. That is simply gorgeous! I love how delicate it is!

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  5. Oh wow, that is stunningly beautiful. Amazing work, Melynda! Gorgeous light, too - your new space is going to be so inspirational!

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  6. It's lovely! (the floor looks great too!)

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  7. I love knitted lace! I'm working on Haruni right now and remembering all the wonders that come with making something that looks like ramen noodles (at best) or entrails (at worst), then blocking it and seeing the beautiful design for what it really is.

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  8. Love the color. It is amazing. But also love the green step ladder its displayed on and the lighting is amazing!!

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  9. Hey I'll join the chorus and say I think it's absolutely fabulous...well done...I reckon that's an heirloom you've made there.

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  10. Hate to be picky, but My Sisters Knits is actually in Chicago, in the neighborhood of Beverly.

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  11. I jumped on that bandwagon too must admit. I finished mine last month and love it...ciao

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