Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Whole lotta nuppin going on



Sometimes an opportunity comes by that is too good to pass up.

During the holidays, I had a very brief but invigorating meeting with my wholesale supplier. I was given the opportunity to send some samples of my yarn for her to put on their stall for the Sock Summit next weekend. I didn't hesitate in agreeing, I mean, who wouldn't? Ingrid also mentioned that if she had time, she wanted to knit some samples.

Well, that was all the encouragement I needed. I pondered a few days over what I might like to make in a hurry - and the Aeolian Shouldrette sprung to mind. I knitted it in my silken thread - it was born to shine - in the Impossiblue colour. I'm not positive the vendors are allowed to sell lace yarn at at the Summit (on account of it being a Sock Summit), but here's hoping!


Anyhow the project.

Aeolian Shouldrette From Summer Knitty 09

Yarn: Knitabulous Silken Thread

Modifications: I didn't do any beads.



Comments: Another lace project that just flew through my fingers. I will be honest and say if I were to tackle another project that involved purling 9 together again, I'd probably use a yarn with some elasticity. It wasn't difficult, but I think the surface of the silk nupps is a little smoother and elongated than a wool yarn might be.



Next up, Aestlight!

13 comments:

Rose Red said...

How exciting! I had a feeling your little hint the other day was about Sock Summit!! I do love this Impossiblue colour, I nearly bought it from etsy the other day (in sock I think?). Looks great in this pattern! I admire your ability to p9tog!

LynS said...

What great news that your yarn is going to the Sock Summit - I hope it receives the recognition it deserves. The shawl is beautiful. How I wish I could say that a lace project 'just flew off my fingers' - you really underestimate the extreme knitting expertise you have.

travellersyarn said...

Wow! Just WOW! Please put some business cards in the package, and I'll give them to anyone who asks.

inkberryblue said...

How lovely! The photographs with the shadows are especially beautiful.

Sally said...

That is just so gorgeous I wonder why I bother to attempt any lace knitting - except that maybe one day I'll produce something like this. And GREAT NEWS about the sock summit. Congratulations.

Bells said...

Sigh. It's just beautiful and totally deserves to go to Sock Summit. After all the shit that's gone on with Sock summit, I hope they all have a marvellous time and that yarns like yours are oohed and ahhed over and picked up!

I ditched Aestlight tonight. But I will go back. Still using your yarn though.

kgirl said...

stunning! the Impossiblue seems indeed the *perfect* colour for that pattern.

good luck with Sock Summit - I'm sure you will be well represented

Kristen said...

Beautiful shawl! Im going to have to queue this. Great news about sock summit!

Loves2knit said...

That is absolutely beautiful!! Your lace just makes me drool :)

Geek Knitter said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Congratulations about Sock Summit!

Ann said...

Wow - it's so gorgeous. Love the color! I hate nupps & every time I see a pattern with nupps, I won't knit it. Congratulations on getting your yarn into Sock Summit!

Gidgetknits said...

That looks so light and delicate and the colour is lush! Gorgeous. And terrific news about Sock Summit!

Charmaine said...

Oh to be able to call a shawl like this a quick knit! Knitabulous as always. Good luck at the summit!