Monday, February 2, 2009

She has arrived...

Finally got some pictures taken of the Ice Queen.It's hard to take pics of myself in the guest bathroom mirror. (First I had to wash the mirror...)
I must have taken 30 different photos, and changed the camera's batteries 3 times.
This one shows how it started to wear a little thin:
"We are not amused."

And continuing in my "Masked Avenger" persona...

Pattern: Ice Queen, by Rosemary Hill
Yarn: Classic Elite Lace Mohair (Mohair/Wool, 196 yds, 1.5 oz) 1 ball, plus a little of another. (I didn't run out on the bind off, as Laurie predicted, but only because I had already run out with about an inch left to knit) (And I would like to try Kid Silk Haze someday, but this is what is available locally)
Needles: My favorite unknown-maker size 6. This is a circular needle that I've had for 25 years - all plastic, very pointy tips which are also a little bit flexible. I love this knitting needle, but have no idea where I got it or who made it)
Mods: I complete ignored the beads bit. I could only foresee whining if I tried to put in the beads, and I don't like beads anyway. Maybe if I knit this again someday, I'll dance with beads.

4 comments:

Thalia said...

The "we are not amused" is my favorite one! It's a beautiful cowl/hood... I keep admiring this one, maybe someday I'll get the nerve to try it! Well done, it's lovely.

Joansie said...

It's beautiful. I started this pattern and included the beads and gave up. I can certainly appreciate your work on this pattern even without the beads.

amy said...

It's gorgeous! Very, very beautiful!

Laurie said...

That looks great! I'm amused by the self portraits...that is HARD. And I'm sorry I opened my mouth......