Saturday, August 18, 2007

Last Days of the Swan

Today is a milestone. The Swan Lake Stole (the stole formerly known as "Mystery Stole 3") is officially finished. It has been pinned out on puzzle blocks with blocking wires and pins and is waiting patiently to dry. What a back-breaking task! (Who ever said that knitting isn't hard work???)
The jury is still out on whether I like it or not. The "wing" section is beautiful; here is a close-up:
In fact, both sections are beautiful – I'm just not sure I like them together. I can imagine doing two more stoles, one using a symmetrical version of the first part, and another with two wings. In fact, when Melanie writes up the pattern for sale, I think she is going to offer all three options. The true test will be to see it worn, after it is finished blocking.

And now onto other things!


Bonnie said...

Hmm, that's a very unusual design. I'm not sure if I like that last part, but it's beautifully knitted! I think it's nice that she will offer several options when the pattern is published.

Congrats on a lovely piece of lace work!

Toni said...

I know exactly how you feel--I'm enjoying knitting the MS3, and decided to knit the wing because it was the original design, but now that I'm seeing finished pictures....I don't think I like it. Not that your knitting isn't wonderful, but I think I have a "need for symmetry" issue. :) I'm hoping one of my friends will like it & think it is a wonderful gift. Still, MS3 was a fun project!

Arianwen said...

well done for finishing it. I am also unsure as to whether I like it or not. I imagined really pointy end feathers as well which we didnt get.

Nautical Knitter said...

Beautiful! You did a great job.

Gammy aka Peggy said...

That is beautiful. I can't wait to finish mine.