Sunday, February 05, 2006

Court Jester


Here is the progress so far on my LadyE. Now, the text of the pattern describes this as a "stole," a combination of "rich, elegant colors and soft yet rustic hand - a garment that might be worn by a medieval lady..."




Yeah - well, mine is loud and fun - drama and jeweltone colors.... and I've decided mine would be worn by the Court Jester- but I love it! And, what could be more fitting, the name of this colorway is "Mr. Funny!"


This is fun, fun, fun to knit! I bought four colors of Cascade 220 that match perfectly to colors in the main body yarn - and it's kind of fun to try and decide where to put a block of solid color - I'm just randomly throwing them in there. I'm thinking when I'm done I'm gonna make fringe that incorporates all the colors...

I'm thinkin' I might need to learn to juggle...

25 Comments:

At 2:49 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

But it looks like you're having fun, and that's what counts!

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger Coleen said...

Wow! I love those colors! Nice job with the entrelac. I haven't attempted it yet. Gotta get through some socks before I start anything new!

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Looks great so far!

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

I love those colours! You're doing a great job so far!

Also, I've finished my 3rd pair of socks...you can add that to my tally :o) I should have the 4th pair done sometime this week but will let you know then. I know you aren't putting the tallies up until March, but I just want to let you know anyway ;o)

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Hmm, jewel tones, regal purples - I don't think you'll have to learn how to juggle!! :)

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger candsmom said...

Too funny! Definite regality with the jeweltones, but no court-jester overtones, whatsoever. ;-) Your Lady E looks wonderful so far!! I love the colors you chose for your stole. What a beauty! You're really flying on it, too- didn't you just start it yesterday?!! Take care and have a great Sunday, Lynda! :-)

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Sonya said...

Beautiful work, Lynda! I love the colors. Entrelac is so cool.

 
At 5:31 PM, Anonymous erin said...

Are you an entrelac magician? I come back in 2 days, and you've got so much done. Is changing colours during entrelac messy (ends to weave in?). I like the colours thrown in at random.

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Beautiful . . . simply beautiful. All the Lady E's I've seen are so impressive. They look so hard to knit, I'm so impressed by how fast you are going!!

 
At 6:57 PM, Anonymous Heather said...

ooo Lynda! Gorgeous!
Hurry up and finish so we can see it all done.

 
At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Jeanie said...

Love it Lynda! Can't wait 'till it's done!

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

I'm amazed; it is gorgeous. I wish I had the guts to try it! Lovely.

 
At 11:23 PM, Blogger Ruth said...

that is so pretty. such rich and vibrant colors! (i love jewel tones) =)

 
At 11:30 PM, Blogger Meghan said...

The color is gorgeous. Entrelac is fun, I just started Danica from knitty and am already half way done. For such a relatively simple technique it sure gives impressive results!

 
At 4:58 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Your entrelac looks great. Nice job! I really like the random blocks of solid color. Very, very cool. Plus, blue and purple, how can you go wrong? :)

 
At 5:24 AM, Blogger Mom (a.k.a. Mary Ann) said...

I've been knitting for a long time, and I never knew what entrelac was. I've simple GOT to try it now. This is a good example of what the internet has done for knitting. There is so mcuch to learn about!

 
At 6:28 AM, Blogger amylovie said...

It looks great Lynda!

Amy

 
At 8:54 AM, Anonymous your Mom said...

Lyn, it's beautiful! All my favorite colors, too. I gotta try it.

 
At 9:39 AM, Anonymous Julia said...

Oh Beautiful! I love that thing! It looks sooo much more elegant in person than in the book. Your colors are great!

 
At 9:42 AM, Blogger keohinani said...

wow lynda! absolutely fabulous! i love the colors you're working with for lady e :) one day, i'll have the guts enough to make a full sized one. can't wait to see it when it's finished! it seems like it takes long, but a tier here and there and before you know it, it's all done! it's better than having a deadline, anyway. great job!!!!

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger christine said...

I'm liking wild and loud!

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger ~kirsten~ said...

Hi Lynda--that's really pretty. I love the colors! I've never even thought about entrelac, not sure why...hmm. Hope all is well is SoCal!

 
At 3:31 PM, Anonymous jillian said...

Wow - you are off to a running start. I am excited to hear that you like the entrelac so much - and adding random blocks of color is a nifty design idea!

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger Mica said...

Whoa, nice Entrelac!!
Love the colors too! My mom would really like it, because she calls purple & blue 'her' colors, lol.
I really want to start an Entrelac pattern of some sort.......a-waitin' the right one to come along :)
Mica

 
At 6:30 AM, Anonymous Maggie said...

LadyE is beautiful Lynda! I've been seeing the entrelac technique on a few blogs now and I'm thinking I might like to try that in the future. Have to finish up the projects I'm currently working on first though right? Anyway, I love the colors you've chosen.

 

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