After last year and all the shawl stuff I still hadn't quite got it all out of the system. I may have wanted to make yet another lace shawl and after much deliberation and hours of time spent squirreling through the Ravelry pattern database, I decided that Nymphadelia was the next lace shawl for the needles. Blue tweed and brown variegated sock yarn together should be cool. (This has the added benefit of using up the stash as is my goal for 2015).Pattern: Nymphalidea by Melinda Vermeer - a free pattern from Knitty Deep Fall, 2013
I was a little dubious about these two yarns together in the ball -
variegated yarns often knit up so much differently to how they present
as a ball and so I was hopeful it would work like I pictured it in my
head. Why this colour combination? I love blue and brown together. It
quite frequently features in my wardrobe. This particular blue and brown
colour combination is my tribute to the 10th Doctor. These colours evoke
his costume: blue and brown pinstripe suits, a long brown overcoat and
converse sneakers (See photo above).
And that is part of the inspiration for the name too. The shawl
pattern (a free one from Knitty magazine) is called Nymphalidea (the Latin
name for one of the largest butterfly families). The colours are 10th
doctor inspired. Hence Butterfly Kisses for The Doctor.
|I was right. It is cool!|
|I may have temporarily yarn bombed another statue. It was just the right shade of blue. How could I resist?|
Yarn: Bendigo Woolen Mills 5 ply Colonial in Berry twist - donated stash from my Aunty and Moda Vera Noir sock yarn in Coffee Mix. (I have enough yarn left over to make another one...)