Saturday, August 23, 2008

GOLD!



Our family has undergone the biggest change in it's dynamic in six years. I have, under almost no duress, returned to fulltime employment.

The most surprising thing about it is that I am LOVING IT!. And I certainly wasn't expecting that. The least surprising thing is that I haven't been able to knit as much. Which, if the truth be known, was to me, the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of the household finances - but I did it.

The first casualty was the ravelympics2008. I had entered three events under Team Oz, but will only be able to finish one under the new limited-time for knitting regime in this joint.

Still, I think it's a good one. It's called Red Emperor, and is available as a free ravelry download.

(FREE - and works for everyone - no ravelry membership needed)




What do you think?

28 comments:

susieb said...

The Red Emperior is beautiful and can't wait to see the pattern!!

Good Job.

Susan

LynS said...

Both the colour and the combination of stitch patterns look great - very elegant.

destiknit said...

I think it is lovely and I would love to knit it up for the fall! I look forward to seeking out the pattern! Thanks:)

Grace said...

beautiful and can't wait to get the pattern, you did a wonderful job and congrats on your new job too

Rose Red said...

It's really lovely - look forward to reading all the details (including the yarn you used - fab colour).

Michelle said...

I think the Red Emperor is gorgeous!!! And congrats on your new job too!!!

Bon said...

GORGEOUS! I think it is lovely and congratulations on the new job. And it's even better that you LIKE the job.

Linda said...

Love it!

2paw said...

Truly a golden effort. I love the beautiful colour and the laciness.
Glad you are enjoying the new job!!

KnittyNancy said...

Wow! Beautiful! Looking forward to knitting your gorgeous pattern. Thanks in advance for sharing your design.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous. I'm definitely looking forward to getting my hands on the pattern.

Beverly said...

It's beautiful!

Jolene said...

lovely :) Can't wait to check out the pattern

Annie said...

I think it's gorgeous and it will definitely be in my queue

beadntat said...

You get a big Gold medal from me! First of all, congrats for taking the big step and returning to work---something I'm still finding the courage to do. And then the shawl...I totally love it. So much of what I'm seeing lately strikes me as rather ho-hum, boring, already done/not new, etc. but your Red Emperor was a refreshing WOW! I can't wait for you to have the time to write/chart the pattern. I'm gonna start digging around for the perfect yarn. Thank You!!!

Katewillknit said...

Red Emperor looks great! Thought it looked intriguing the other day, but forgot to ask. I'm all in favour of shawl patterns that keep you interested in what you're knitting.

Michelle said...

Absolutely stunning. Go you!

claudine said...

I love it!

MaryjoO said...

it's beautiful -- and thanks for the pattern in advance!

colleen said...

I love this!
well done, and thanks in advance for the pattern :)

Linda M said...

I saw it on Ravelry, fell immediately in love and even have the perfect yarn that has been waiting for the right project: Malabrigo Lace in Pagoda. Congratulations on a great design.

Anonymous said...

It's SO beautiful !!! where could we find the pattern ????

Best regards from France
Sylvie

Ann said...

Congratulations on your new job! A very appropriate name for your new shawl - an auspicious color & a majestic design. Love it & thanks for sharing.

betsybookwyrm said...

Gorgeous! I've queued it :)

I'd love to knit it in a pearly colour or a sapphire blue (or red like yours, but I don't really wear red) and call it a Chinese dragon...

SYLVIE said...

That's really gorgeous and such a lovely color!

Now I have one more thing to put on my needles, can't wait to get started.

Charmaine said...

Fabulous as always Ailsa. You are so clever!

Meg said...

Belatedly logging in to offer my congratulations on a beautiful pattern and its well-deserved accolades in the media!

Patrizia said...

This is just lovely.
Thanks so much for the pattern!

Patrizia :)