Monday, July 19, 2010

Traveling Woman

I finished Traveling Woman a couple of weekends ago but didn't get a chance to block it. This weekend, I threw it in a tub of water with some Soak. I was very disappointed to see the water turn pink as it meant some of the dye was releasing back into the water. Hopefully, I've rinsed it enough. Out came the blocking wires and few short hours under the ceiling fan and my shawl was completely dried and ready for it's photo shoot.
I love this pattern and I love this colorway!
Traveling Woman (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Madelinetosh DK
Colorway: Tart
Needles: 9
Modifications: Use of DK weight yarn and 1 extra repeat of Chart A
Too bad it's in the 90s with high humidity. I'd like to wear this one right away!

40 comments:

Carol said...

Oh, that is just glorious, Jackie--beautiful color... I'll bet you could use it in some of those ridiculously cold restaurants! We were in one last night that must have been about 60 degrees--even my husband and sons were shivering :)

Vicki said...

so pretty, I love the color too. I am making a simple little prayer shawl and the heat is making it a little hard to work on. :)

Margaret said...

Beautiful! I can see why you love this shawl so much. I'd love it if it cooled down enough for you to use it! :). So explain blocking to me. No, never mind. lol!

Trisha said...

So stunning! I have barely knit since summer started. Warm weather and playing with wool just don't go well together for me.

Beth said...

It's GORGEOUS, and I love the name of the color -- too funny!

Carol said...

Wow, Jackie. Your shawl is gorgeous. I can't wait until it's cool enough for you to wear it, lol!

Debbie said...

Very beautiful!

Debbie said...

Very beautiful!

Linda said...

Very, very pretty. I'd like to see it modeled, please. Can you use a Woolite Dye-Catcher when washing yarn, as you do when washing quilting cottons and clothes?

valerie said...

Absolutely beautiful!I love the color and the eyelet/lace detail is gorgeous! So...when can I borrow it?! lol

Susan said...

Oh Jackie...this is just beautiful! I would be wishing for winter too if I had that waiting to be worn!

Dee said...

Just head to any chain restaurant. They keep the a/c so low that you'll appreciate a little something over your shoulders.

It is beautiful!

Simone de Klerk said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jackie!

passingdowncrazy said...

Thanks a lot! Now I had to track down some of that colorway!

Mylene said...

WOW! That's gorgeous! Really LOVE that colour.

Barb said...

Oh wow...that is gorgeous!!

Annie said...

That is so lovely. Perfect stitches in such a rich color. You can sit and admire it til cooler weather comes (or you need it in heavily air conditioned places!)

Sharlotte said...

That is so gorgeous Jackie!!

Pat said...

Jackie...it is STUNNING!!!

Cari said...

Oh my goodness Jackie - your shawl is just divine!! Love the color and love the pattern!! Maybe you could wear it at a chilly restaurant and sit under the ceiling fan! It's just beautiful!!

Nancy said...

Jackie this is absolutely beautiful! I can understand why you can't wait to wear it. The color is just amazing and so is your work. I can't even begin to figure out how you would do this type of work. Just stunning!

Lori said...

Beautiful!!! even if it did turn the water pink. :)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Gorgeous! Love the color.

Littlebit said...

Jackie, Jackie..it is amazingly beautiful! I love the color and the name of the color! :)

woolwoman said...

Jackie your TW came out beautifully - I need to get motivated and get back on mine - seeing your's should spark interest.
Look forward to seeing you this weekend - Mel

Brigitte said...

Ohhh, so beautiful!!!

Sally said...

Oh wow that is beautiful! I love the colour.

Vinniey said...

Beautiful shawl and I love the color effect. :)

randi said...

very pretty! i love the color and the pattern.

randi

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beeinstitches said...

Just gorgeous Jackie!!! It's a great and easy lace pattern. I'm debating as to whether to do a third Chart A on mine - also RED - and in seeing yours, I think I will.
Congrats on the finish! Very exciting. I just completed my Local Needle KAL sweater last night. Am riding high!!!

Deb said...

Oh my goodness Jackie. That shawl is incredible! I absolutely love it. I know that I've seen this one on Ravelry and have drooled over it, but I think this is the first one I've seen. It's just spectacular!! Beautiful color!

Quilthaze said...

I love the colour and the design - stunning!

Candace said...

How gorgeous, Jackie! I would most definitely take it traveling with me wherever I go!
Cheers!

yarnjourney said...

You did a wonderful job, knitting, blocking, and photographing your exquisite shawl! I love the color too. It will look so pretty on you, just lovely.

imquilternity said...

Oh man! I LOVE that. I need to make one. I'm going to use the same yarn as you and possibly even the same color if you don't object. I probably won't get to it until Fall or Winter, but I just hope mine looks as beautiful as yours does! Great job!

Irene said...

I love it Jackie - the pattern, the colours, just everything!!!!

Tammy said...

Wow Jackie, that is just gorgeous. A beautiful color and just a beautiful shawl. Oh to have your talent!!

Marjo said...

Oh, my gosh, that is just beautiful. I love it.

Suzanne said...

I love your shawl, it's so beautiful.

Heidi said...

I am drooling over here so if that shawl feels wet again, you know why...lol. It is just so B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L!!!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi