Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gardenias

First, let me show you the beautiful shawl I am making out of the yummy silk yarn I purchased last week. The colors are much more vibrant than this photos shows but at least you can see the stitch pattern. It is a 16 row repeat from The Harmony Guide series, this one on lace. I will post more photos as I get further along. As I have only done two repeats I have a very long way to go. This pattern reminds me of Peacock feathers. I think it is actually leaves. I thought the color of the silk yarn would be perfect with this pattern. A 16 row repeat is challenging enough for me, but easy enough at the same time. For all you amazing lace knitters out there I am embarassed about this even being a challenge.
It is Gardenia season again. I promise not to take a bazillion pictures of the same type of flowers this year. I just love them and the smell......amazing!

They popped out on Mother's Day. What a lovely gift to me provided by the Universe. I have delivered several bunches to neighbors and kept plenty for myself. Beautiful aren't they?






6 comments:

Beth said...

Bunches of gardenias...what a treat!!
Your lace knitting is beautiful. A 16 row repeat sounds pretty challenging to me. I thought peacock feathers too. Love it!!

Claudia said...

Can you deliver some to me????

The lace is beautiful, Mer!

Did you check my post earlier this week? I showed photos of a shop I visited and there are some adorable teeny sheep - I mentioned you!

xo
Claudia

tina said...

First off------- I find lace knitting ENORMOUSLY challenging and get cranky as snooties when the lacy around me just knit their pants off! ;) You are going great and I love the yarn and pattern!

Now---- gardenias! AH! I'm a southern girl you know and ADORE gardenias. Just love 'em! I've even been known to wear gardenia based fragrance in the summer to the dismay of those around me.

have a fab weekend!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh, thank you for the gardenias. They are so beautiful. I wish I could smell them.

I recently told my friend Beth, that when I become more comfortable and accomplished at crochet work, I'd like to make a shawl. I've become so attracted to them recently. They are beautiful and practical, and can dress up or down. Yours is going to be lovely!

xo
Lena

Monica@The White Bench said...

Oh yes! They're amazing! My husband love gardenias very much, he uses to always buy me some. Their smell is intoxicating, isn't it!
Enjoy your treat, Meredith!
Hugs,
Monicax.

A. Warped, knitter said...

The lace is beautiful and the color! Very lush and complex. Lovely work.