It was back in July that I first contacted Kim about yarn to knit a Germinate Shawl. As I said in the email I sent her, “I noticed this pattern a bit ago . . . and now, seeing Margene’s this morning pushed me over the edge. So, what yarn would you suggest? And could you also help me with the color selection? I’d like it to be neutrals, maybe a dark brown with some other shades? I’m not very good at this part but you have such a fantastic eye for color that I’m sure you can suggest something perfect.”
And she did suggest something perfect, her Lucent Yarn in these absolutely perfect colors:
At the exact same time, Kym also contacted Kim (so.many.Kims) about yarn for this same shawl. We both started in September and I finished about week ahead of her. And yet, Kym posted hers months ago and mine has just been sitting and languishing.
I finally blocked it over the Christmas break but I still had to do a photo shoot and, as you may have surmised from yesterday, it has been damn cold around here for weeks. Too cold to frolic outside and take photos of a shawl. Monday, though, ahhhhh yes, a bit of a thaw. I tried to coordinate a photo shoot with Dale because I know how you all like the modeled shoot best but it just wasn’t meant to be, so I found myself alone at lunch time with my camera and the shawl.
I hit the local cemetery for some photos. Don’t worry, I parked in the back so no one would notice the crazy librarian taking pictures of her knitting. The things I do for this blog, I tell ya.
Anyway . . . without further ado . . . I present Germinate. My last knitted item of 2013.
I think she was worth waiting for.
The stripes are beautiful in Godiva and Grey Goose. Chocolate and Vodka, can’t go wrong with that, right?
And the sections are geometric, which I truly love.
The lace was simple but entertaining. And the color is the softest shade of beige. Kim calls it Boney Maroney, which I think is just awesome.
Even now, 3 months later, I can remember that the bind off took for-ev-er. The picot edge is pretty sweet, though, and was definitely worth the time it took.
The best part of all, though, is that now I can finally wear it!
That is a beautiful piece of knitting. You and Kim nailed it.
gorgeous! I am also amazed at your self-control to hold off wearing a piece until you debut it here. wow!
Barbara Seiver says
I believe this is my favorite knitting photo shoot since you posed Dale in his reinactment uniform topped with a grey lace shawl.
Absofreakinglutely gorgeous! Nice job Carole and nice job Kim!
That is very beautiful.
Stunning! Any collaboration with Kim is going to turn out a fabulous project. Thank you for sharing this beauty. The neutral colors will make this a shawl you wear over and over. Vodka and chocolate make this shawl…even MORE perfect. It’s YOU!
Gorgeous! Love the colors. I may just have to queue this one up … and perhaps in shades of blue or shades of green. Decisions, decisions! I’m guessing that 3 (extra) skeins of Kim’s yarn will be coming home from SPA with me!
Just two words… “Oh my!!!”
(gorgeous)…. Okay, three words then.
It came out beautifully!! I can’t wait to see you wrapped up in this at SPA!
Margene already took my word—Stunning!
Gorgeous! Enjoy wearing it during this cold winter!
OOOOO – I like that yarn! Your shawl looks great. Modeled shots are nice, but I think you really captured the detail the way you photographed it. Wear it well!
Wow! This is a knitting tour de force!
Simply gorgeous. I love the color combination…you will get so much use out of it. I think I might have to put that pattern higher up in my queue, it’s beautiful.
Ooh, I love it!
So pretty! And the colors ARE great. What a talent to pull just the right colors together.
Gorgeous! I have yarn for #2 sitting next to my computer. Once as I finish a few things, its hopping on the needles.
That is beautiful! Love the colors.
Now, that’s just pretty. The stripes are unexpectedly striking!
So beautiful! I’m so glad you can finally wear it! (I’ve got mine on today. It’ll make me think of you and Margene all day. . .)
It’s lovely! And now I must knit one…