Tuesday, April 26

may i introduce lady eleanor

i looked back through my blog entries to see when i started lady eleanor. it looks like it was probably the beginning of february, as the yarn arrived near the end of january. i am pleased with how quickly it knit up. the original plan was for this to be a side project, with hopes of completion by the end of summer. however, i found myself picking it up more than i thought i would. it was often the only thing i would knit for days.

in looking back i can see why. i love entrelac. i especially love entrelac + kureyon, or any yarn, for that matter, that self stripes. it was always interesting to see how the colors would manage to fill just one square before starting the next with a new color. and it was really relaxing. i tend to knit for the finished product. i love making something, and often i rush to finish. this project made me believe in the popular saying "knitting is the new yoga."



details:
lady eleanor stole from scarf style
start date: early february 2005
finish date: april 25, 2005
length: 70 inches (not including fringe) width: 18 inches
yarn: noro kureyon
main color: 150, 8 skeins
alternate color 1: 91, 2 skeins
alternate color 2: 138, 2 skeins



i have four skeins of color 150 left. i wasn't too happy with it because it wasn't that colorful (the reason i introduced 2 other colors) so i may be listing them on ebay. if anyone has any interest in trading for them, i would be open to that.

and now, just as i have finished, woolneedlework.com received some terrific new noro kureyon colors. i am in love with 154 and 164. they are so cheap and quick (the lady eleanor yarn came from them), i really am fighting the urge to order! someone please enable me :)

hopefully by tomorrow i will have my "grass" rug all finished up. it didn't take long to knit, but coming up with the perfect flowers has been difficult.

28 Comments:

Blogger Yarngirl said...

wellllll, since you asked so nice - don't you think you need a reward on doing such a wonderful job on the lovely stole? And wouldn't the perfect reward be......MORE YARN????

5:21 PM  
Blogger The Knotty Girl said...

Its beautiful!

9:59 PM  
Blogger linda said...

The stole is gorgeous! Thanks for the link for the Noro. Those are great prices. I might not be able to resist :)

4:45 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

that turned out smashingly!!! i to love noro for entrelac. i just have the fringe left to do on mine so i'm hoping it'll be done for real, for real, tonight so i can post pic's. Congrats & good work, again. Later

7:17 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Lady Eleanor is simply smashing! I'm not usually one for muted colors, but I love your combo. Go 'head and reward yourself with some yarn! :)

7:29 AM  
Blogger Knitterista said...

Girl, that is gorgeous! I've had my eyeball on that pattern myself...hopefully won't be too tasking. I just started the little capelet from that book yesterday. I thik I want to make every scarf in there...awesome.

Oh, and no I'm not buying the wellies...just bought something else I didn't need (but have wanted forever) last night...check out knitterista for details. I'll keep you in suspense for a while.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU and your darn stole are the ENABLERS! Gah! I am powerless to resist! Heeeelp.......

:) Evonne

8:46 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I. Must. Make. That.

It's stunning (as are you, you gorgeous girl). I'm awestruck, bedazzled and breathless. The most beautiful thing I've seen in weeks. You, my dear, win every prize.

8:53 AM  
Blogger maryse said...

wow. that is beautiful. i may have to make one myself as well. i have a bit of a noro habit so thanks for the store link. one question, alternate colors 1 and 2, when did you include those? randomly? one band in 4?

9:04 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Yay! That looks awesome, Amy! And I think the knotted fringe turned out great. Now I really want to make one, too. Weaving Works is about to have their 20% off everything sale, you know....

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Stacey said...

I have a rediculous amount of Noro Kureyon in my stash...so now I'm sittting at work trying to remember what colors and how many skeins I have. And is it enough? Because that stole is amazing!!! I fell in love with entralac when I made a market squares bag a couple years ago, so it's about time I made something else! I love to stash bust! Thanks Amy!!

10:12 AM  
Blogger amy said...

thanks for all the compliments everyone!

fyi, the pattern i followed for the alternate colors was pretty simple, i would knit a whole skein of the main color (4 rows), 1/2 skein (2 rows) of alternate color 1, main color (4 rows), 1/2 skein (2 rows) of alternate color 2, repeat.

and thanks for the yarn enabling! the thing is, i don't think i can resist the price of that kureyon...you can never have enough!

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Purly Whites said...

I am so impressed that you finished it! And it is simply amazing! I hope you are very proud of yourself and take every opportunity you can to gloat!

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Amy! Lady Elenor looks beautiful!!!! It's a good thing all this crappy weather is back so you have an excuse to wear it!!! (OK, nevermind, you are on the complete opposite shore from me.)

7:43 PM  
Blogger jennifer said...

your stole did turn out quite smashing indeed. and thanks again for the flip flop link i ordered a pair. (not to RIP YOU OFF or anything.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Amy, it is simply stunning--love that stole! The color and the variegations are perfect--and it looks wonderful on you! Your hair is so pretty!

Have fun sporting that around town--if I had that, I would not take it off!

Job VERY well done, Miss Amy! :)

5:12 AM  
Blogger ErLeCa said...

Oh its awesome! I remember seeing this project back when it was in it's infancy and now its finished and looks fantastic! I've never tried entrelac but maybe I will now seeing how great it turns out!

5:37 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Beautiful stole. I've been admiring that pattern for a while.
Why not use your Kureyon leftovers for another Nantasket Basket?? ;-)
Susan

12:19 PM  
Blogger hayden said...

Oh, that's beautiful! Really, I love the color choices! L.E. is on my list of todos...unfortunatly, it's way at the bottom, but seeing yours is inspiring!

12:44 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Wow, that's truly impressive...and looks great on you! You are very diligent...I might have given up on a project that huge ages ago. Well done!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Cathi said...

I hope you wear her out, at least for some coffee or something.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Your Lady Eleanor is smashing! I think I'll have to look at that pattern again!

10:52 AM  
Anonymous jess said...

I'm late commenting, but that is *gorgeous*! I know your main color wasn't that bright, but I love the subtle differences between each "square" of the scarf, esp. contrasted with the color you introduced. I hope you've worn this a lot!

j

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Tesa said...

Hi, I'm new to your site but i love it! It's so cute and pink (my favorite color). I am just finishing my Lady Elenor Stole...I loved knitting in entrelac! I started it in mid October and now it's almost Thanksgiving...not too bad. I'm addicted. Now my mom wants one too. I used Noro...but many colors, I'm about to run out of yarn, I started out with 7 skeins but apparently I'll need one more. I'm proud of anyone who finishes this project...wear it proudly!

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