Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Bamboo dew



The sway,

the rustle, and
softly shining :
the strength.

I started this shawl somewhere in january this year ... The beautiful Habu Kusa kidsilk was a gift from my knitting friend Emily (thank you dear sensei). The color of this exquisite featherweight yarn is bamboo, the 40% silk content makes it shimmer like pearly dew, it's very hard to grasp this in a photo. The pattern of the shawl produces an undulating curly flow, I could block this out, but I won't, it's just right somehow. Although the knitting is fairly straightforward, the Kusa kept slipping of the needles here and there and picking up and fixing was rather frustrating. And so I did the knitting in stages, doing a few pattern repeats every so often over the months. I am so glad it's finished now! I'm sending it as a birthday gift to my mum in Belgium, she is the kindest and strongest person I know.

Here are the Bamboo dew details in Ravelry,
and some more upclose in Flickr.

-Lies

4 comments:

Laura said...

This is gorgeous! There's such beautiful shape and shine to it!

kimberlee said...

jaw dropping. I really agree with your choice to not block it, perfect as is!

Bronwyn Lloyd said...

What a beautiful gift for your Mum. I only wish I had your patience. Recently I tried knitting a Baktus shawl, but for some reason the decreasing process has not generated an even triangle - I think I'll stick to paper-crafts and just admire your wonderful and intricate creations. xxb

Sally Anne said...

It's stunning Lies. Your Mum will cherish it.
Beautful work !!
xx