Monday, May 14, 2007

Moonlight & a movie

What a difference blocking makes!

This lovely pattern by Shui Kuen Kozinski is available free at Elann. I happened to have the very yarn called for - Elann's Baby Silk. It had been in my stash for at least 2 years. I used #4 needles and knit 8 instead of 10 repeats in order to avoid the dreaded Jemima Puddleduck effect.

Sorry this detail is flashed out. I can see how easy it would be to get addicted to lace. I am planning to make Eunny's Print o' the Wave with my loot. But I am going to try to restrain myself from full blown compulsion because I do like to use the things I make and how much lace do I really need. And I think socks are probably more useful gifts than lace shawls. At least, I can't really imagine that my sister would prefer a shawl over socks.

I watched another good indie film about a family last night. Amy Adams was nominated for a 2005 Academy Award for her role in Junebug. It was the story of a visit to family in North Carolina by the older son and his new wife. Very truthful and touching with excellent acting.

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Blogger Joan said...

Gorgeous shawl, Cate! That pattern was way too challenging for me but I would love to be able to complete it some day. It's the perfect shoulder cover for summers. My female relatives in TX love little lace shawls for hot days there bc of all the air conditioning.

7:40 AM  
Blogger jayne said...

The Moonlight Sonata looks beautiful, Cate!

You have the best taste in movies. I loved every minute of Casino Royale, but it had something to do with how well it matched up with the book and my concept of what Ian Fleming alwasy intended James Bond to be. Oh yeah...and Daniel Craig didn't hurt either. :)

Syriana, never did keep on top of what was going on. Doug and I had to keep stopping the film to get our bearings. But it was quite powerful all the same. We also liked Capote a lot. Really enjoy Phillip Seymour Hoffman in all sorts of things.

Have you seen Blood Diamond? The Queen? Death of a President? Oh yeah, and just for pure quirky fun: For Your Consideration.

11:35 AM  
Blogger sko_G knits said...

it's gorgeous!! i am looking at starting my very first lace project, it's also a pattern from i hope it comes out as beautiful as yours!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Beautiful job! And the blue is breathtaking. One day I may have to venture into knitting a shawl.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cate, your shawl is just lovely. You chose a beautiful color. Must be so luscious in that Baby Silk!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous nona said...

I love the graphic circles of your shawl. It's magical how blocking opens up lace and brings it to life.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Goce said...

The shawl is beautiful! The color and the pattern is resistless combination.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oh my gosh, this is so absolutely beautiful! The pattern looks so fragile and delicate with the yarn you've been using, and what a gorgeous color too! Blocking certainly does the trick for lace, and this Moonlight Sonata looks absolutely perfect! Congratulations on an awesome accomplishment!

3:31 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Ths shawl looks beautiful, and the size is perfect!

We enjoyed Junebug too. It's refreshing to see realistic movies set in the South rather than just caricatures of good ol' boys.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Gryffinitter said...

You can always knit lace socks...



9:53 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

The shawl is beautiful! I'll have to look up that pattern.

11:21 PM  

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