My big event of the weekend was attending the wedding of a certain favorite blogger:

Kristy's wedding

It was a lovely event and the weather behaved for the most part although it was a touch on the cold side. We had a wonderful time and in the beautiful surroundings it was the perfect occasion to get FO pictures of Adamas (I knew Kristy would understand!).

Adamas Shawl

Adamas

Pattern: Adamas by Miriam L. Felton
Yarn: Some handspun I finished at bassoon camp last year. Fiber from the Little Barn.
Needles: Size 4 Knitpicks Harmony Circs
Knit: 3/30-4/26/2008

This was a really nice pattern to knit. It reminds me of my Kiri Shawl in a lot of ways. The shawl is constructed in a similar manner and the motifs seem to flow in much the same way. Perhaps this pattern is slightly more complicated because of the diamond within a diamond motif, but it really isn’t all that difficult.

Adamas Closeup

I have to say that I did enjoy knitting this with my own handspun. The yarn has a bounce that it didn’t loose during the blocking. While it may be slightly thicker than the pattern called for in places, I think it worked out well and gave me a shawl of a very reasonable size that I can wrap around me without much problem.

Adamas wrapped

The knitpicks needles were a good combination here as well. They were pointy enough for the more complicated stitches but not so much that they were splitting the handspun in all the wrong places.

Believe it or not, this actually made a pretty good train project once I got familiar with the main chart. It was complex enough to keep me engaged with the knitting, but not so bad that I couldn’t do it on the train without annoying my fellow passengers with a heavy duty chart moving around.

Adamas center

I’m very happy with the end result and would highly recommend this pattern to anyone interested in knitting lace. Give it a go when you can!

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26 Responses to “An outdoor weekend”
  1. Deborah says:

    Adamas turned out gorgeous! Love the blue of your handspun. Hmmm, I may have to add this shawl to my queue now that the lace bug has bitten me!

  2. Elinor says:

    So beautiful! Yum, I love that you knit it in handspun. I’ve finally spun up something in a lighter weight than BULKY, and I’m loving your yarn.

  3. Tina M. says:

    Wow… wow. It’s lovely and the perfect shade of (what I call) “Jessica Blue”. I’m impressed, and it’s good to know someone else, personally, who’s done this as I shortly to embark on spinning and knitting my mom’s wedding vow renewal project.

  4. Karen says:

    It’s gorgeous!!! So cool that it’s out of your own handspun. And I’m impressed you can knit lace while commuting. Wow.

  5. stacey says:

    beautiful! what a great occasion to wear it to!!!

  6. ceci says:

    It looks beautiful and so do you :-)

  7. costumechick says:

    Adamas was my very first lace project. It will always hold that special place in my heart. I just love to look at other people’s versions – and yours is beautiful! Such a lovely debut too!

  8. Vera says:

    “Jessica Blue” is a great name for the shawl’s color.

  9. Sacha says:

    Perfect for the wedding (of a fellow knitter at that).

  10. Lazuli says:

    Adamas looks wonderful! How great that you could use handspun!

  11. JessaLu says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  12. Nancy says:

    Your handspun Jessica Blue is awesome – my favorite color of all! You’ve inspired me to keep going on my Blue Jeans shawl :o )

  13. Risa says:

    Gorgeous! Looks lovely on too. Glad the weather held out for the most part.

  14. Kim says:

    Boogers! Most of the photos in your post didn’t show up. I’ll have to try again later or I’ll check on Ravelry. I have no doubt that Adamas shawl in Jessica Blue is a knock-out!

  15. beverly says:

    I was browsing other blogs and saw this one. The Shawl is just wonderful. I don’t think I can even aspire to be that good. But at least it leaves me something to wish for. I love how traditional it in in shape, but how fresh it is in texture and detail.

    You should be very proud of your work. It certainly is impressive.

    beverly (www.knittersrestaurant.blogspot.com)

  16. --Deb says:

    The shawl looks absolutely gorgeous. And so did Kristy!

  17. amy says:

    Oh my goodness, your Adamas is stunning. And you look beautiful! Glad they had a nice day for the wedding.

  18. Danielle says:

    Beautiful! Nice work :)

  19. Barb says:

    Wow great shawl! Handspun, too….I’m not worthy:)

  20. Heather says:

    That blue on you is phenomenal!! Such a gorgeous shawl:)

  21. Ina says:

    Lovely day, lovely shawl! Looks like everything turned out beautifully.

  22. paula says:

    That is gorgeous. I love the color.

  23. Debby says:

    Your shawl is beautiful, and perfect for a wedding! Knits in action, LOL.

  24. michelle says:

    It’s just lovely! I’m attempting my first lace weight spinning now – boy does it take a long time to get anywhere :)

  25. Karen says:

    Adamas turned out beautiful and you looked just lovely!

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