Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My Alternate MS3

I finished blocking my alternate version of "MS3" today. It ended up about 23" x 72". I used two entire skeins of JoJoLand fingering weight cashmere (I used my math skills and ended up with only 5 yards left of the 800!)

It is OK, though the "bees" violate my lace rule of having no hole big enough to get one's finger thru. The bees looks more like butterflies and I think I went overboard beading them. But, all in all, a very satisfying project. Can't wait to see how the real version (I am doing it in black) turns out.

Hard to photograph adequately, this is the best I can do.

21 comments:

Gammy aka Peggy said...

That is so, so beautiful!!!! I hope mine turns out as nice.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I popped in from the MS3 group to see your alternate-version stole. WOW!!! It's beautiful! I plan to do an alternate version as well... this was *very* inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing.
Maria (Boston)

Anonymous said...

WOW! This shawl is incredible! Looks so romantic and luscious. Really wearable art at its best! Exquisite and unique. Way to go! A piece to cherish.
Jo

Anonymous said...

WOW! A lovely piece of wearable art. This item is to be cherished. Exquisite and complex. Way to go! Unique and sophisticated.
Jo

gustafsj said...

Wonderful, exquisite and creative wearable art. Way to go!

Sandra said...

This is FANTASTIC!!! I love what you have done with the pattern - very clever and totally wonderful :-)

nancy said...

Lovely Shawl! Very creative, I love it. You are inspiring me to spin for my next lace knitting. Thanks for sharing. Now back to clue 6 for me! Nancy A

Theresa said...

I hopped on over here from Cary's blog. I'm bookmarking you to come back. Nice blog! :o)

Katie - The Knitting Mama said...

Wow - that is very cool... I'm hoping my plan for a symmetrical stole turns out - I'm not sure I like the alternate version that Melanie posted... I'll have to wait to see pics. Yours is going to be so unique - I love the bees!

Ingalill said...

Wonderful!
I love it and will wait for the black one to be finished so I can se them both togheter.

davidchanda2 said...

You did a great job on this alternate version. Great vision! Thanks for sharing! I like your blog - I'll be back to visit.

Emily said...

What a good idea - love it - the bees and also the shape at the end.

Heatherly said...

i like what you did with it.
it looked honey comb like to me too.

Ariannah Armstrong said...

Lovely adaptation!

Reluctant Penguin said...

Fantastic! I love your design for the second end. As my grandmother would say, "Wear it in good health."

Connie said...

Wonderful, my favority variation to date. Could you take a close-up of your beaded bees and post it? Stunning.

Jean aka BleuMouse (MS3) said...

Awesome shawl I'd LOVE to have a chart for this version do you think you could talk to Melanie about sharing???? TIA

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I love how this basic design supports several different themes...love the bees theme as well as the swan theme.
Denise

Anna said...

This is my favourite stole so far. Any chance you could share how you did it? I'd really like to do something similar with mine.

Denise/CT said...

Love, Love, Love it! I didn't look closely at Melanie's suggestion for the alternative method as I had planned to knit the mystery as designed. This stole is calling me to knit a second one. Is the bee design Melanie's or your interpretation? I'd love to make one as you have shown here. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

Jen:) said...

oh, I love the bees! I too was leaning towards the bee interpretation of MS3. And bees seem to be the buzz right now! Thank you for sharing where you got the bee pattern!
Absolutely bee-u-tiful :)