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Le Flambé du Pacifique [138:366, 24.06.2008]

Le Flambé du Pacifique

Le Flambé du Pacifique

Start: 8th May 2008
Finish: 17th June 2008
Yarn: My own hand-spun - "Tahiti", merino optim from Chameleon Colorworks
Needles: Addi Lace, 3.5 mm - 80 cm (US#4 - 32")
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark from Interweave Knits Fall 2006

I finally got around to do a photo shoot for this shawl. It certainly is becoming harder for me to think of a place to do the photos now....and to be honest, I'm not 100% satisfied with this shooting either. Oh well...I still think that the results are nice enough.

This is the first project I finished knitting using my own hand-spun yarn. Really proud of it.

"Flambé" is French for the Scarce Swallowtail...it's native to Europe and not the Pacific. I chose the name "Le Flambé du Pacifique" (Scarce Swallowtail of the Pacific) because the colourway "Tahiti". Besides, I reckon that the colours on the Flambé's wings also reflects the colourway of this shawl.

Photos taken @ the courtyard of "Prinzipal" (the restaurant at Prinzregententheater)

Comments

RickMartin's picture

What a great shawl and the

What a great shawl and the photography I think is pretty awesome. Somehow you are putting both my knitting and my photography to shame (my photography at its best consists of scarves on trees) in one fell swoop (or swell foop). But I'm not easily intimidated.

Keep up the great work!

ronhuber's picture

Absolutely stunning - as

Absolutely stunning - as usual. I really admire your work.

scottly's picture

The color and craftmanship

The color and craftmanship are amazing. Nice work!

MMario's picture

Truly a case of variagated

Truly a case of variagated yarn "working" with a lace pattern.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial seperation
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jwhassjr's picture

I love your work! You made a

I love your work! You made a terrific choice in colorway for this design. Great job!

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!

Aaronknits's picture

That's just beautiful, as

That's just beautiful, as always! And so is yor photography! Well done!

Elemmaciltur's picture

Awww...thanks! I wasn't 100%

Awww...thanks! I wasn't 100% satisfied with the photos though...but they're growing on me. ;-)

MMario's picture

Wow - you went the nupp,

Wow - you went the nupp, route, yes? BEAUTIFUL!

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial seperation
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Elemmaciltur's picture

Yeah, well, I've knitted a

Yeah, well, I've knitted a Swallowtail before and the nupps almost drove me bat-sh*t crazy. This time, I tried to bring up patience for it....I mean, p5tog with Addi lace and slippery yarn isn't such a fun business. ;-)

Hello: I am new here but I

Hello: I am new here but I wanted to say what a wonderful job that you did!

Banjo Lee Jones
http://banjoleeknits.blogspot.com/

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thanks! And welcome to MWK!

Thanks! And welcome to MWK!

Hello: I am new here but I

Hello: I am new here but I wanted to say what a wonderful job that you did!

Banjo Lee Jones
http://banjoleeknits.blogspot.com/

Kerry's picture

Beautiful shawl, and the

Beautiful shawl, and the colours are great.

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!

Thor's picture

Now that you are posting

Now that you are posting again, does this means that you have completed your exams? How did they go? Are we invited to your graduation party?

Elemmaciltur's picture

Yes, I handed in my thesis

Yes, I handed in my thesis last week...but this is Germany, so it's not the same as USA. The thesis precedes all written and oral exams. So I still have those to do. *urgh* But sure, you guys are always welcome to my graduation party when I actually graduate. ;-)

crmartin's picture

Just beautiful, as usual.

Just beautiful, as usual. You are so talented.

Randy

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!

jedwards's picture

just so damn Beautiful

just so damn Beautiful

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thanks!

Thanks!

This is another fabulous

This is another fabulous piece. I love everything about it.

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you!

Thank you!

TomH's picture

Beautiful, as always. Keep

Beautiful, as always. Keep up the great work.

Elemmaciltur's picture

Thank you! I sure will keep

Thank you! I sure will keep up the standard. ;-)