Friday, April 10, 2009

Sed regina tamen, sed opaci maxima mundi*

I finished Juno!

Here are some blocking shots--I used my new wires for the first time. I'm not sure I used them quite properly, but they were definitely easier than a trillion pins.

One shot of the full monty:

And then the finished product:

Pattern: Juno Regina by Miriam Felton.

Yarn: Posh Yarn's Miranda ( 70/20/10 baby alpaca/silk/cashmere).

This pattern was very easy and relatively quick to knit. I'd recommend it for beginning lace knitting, except that it might be kind of big. The middle bit is the same two rows repeated for three and a half feet--not for the faint of heart or needle.

This yarn is really lovely--it's very warm, soft, and light. The whole stole barely weighs anything at all.

All in all, a very enjoyable knit. Now on to something a little smaller, I think . . .

*"But still a queen, great queen of the world of shadows" (Ovid, Metamorphoses 5.507.)


Superquail said...

How long did it take you to make that?

And, by the way, H thinks that you should follow your true calling and open a yarn shop providing classes to the less knitting-ly talented pleebs of the world.

Lanafactrix said...

A little over a month, five weeks or so. I didn't knit it exclusively for all that time, but pretty near to.

Alas, I have no means to do so! But perhaps someday . . .

Superquail said...

Hey, there's money in that stimulus package for everyone!

itsamonster said...

That is beautiful. I have been looking at that stole on Ravelry and I wasn't sure if I wanted to make it. I think you have confirmed it for me. I love the yarn color too.

Lanafactrix said...

Thank you! You would find it a really easy knit (and the charts are crystal-clear).