It's not quite as dark as it looks in these partially back-lit photos, but it's not quite as light as in the photo below. Maybe a light navy color? It's hard to describe exactly.
And this is the pin I made a while back that I pulled out to wear with it on Tuesday night:
It's just base metal, so nothing fancy. I'm going to make up a bunch more of these, I can tell! One for every shawl I own, probably.
I dyed the shawl on Sunday and blocked it on the floor, where I let it sit for two whole days since it's been so humid here. I'm quite thrilled with it!
- KnitPicks Dye-You-Own lace-weight merino (pre-dates the Bare line), not even close to a full hank.
- Started May 9, 2007, finished knitting May 19, 2007.
- Dyed using Pro-Chem dyes.
I would definitely recommend this as a newer-lace-knitter project, despite the nupps (those are the little dark "knot"-looking things, for those of you who aren't into lace knitting). The trick with those is to keep things very loose and all is fine.
Thank you to everyone who's commented on my shawl edgings. I think I'm going to go with the first one, but not blocked out quite so strongly. I'll probably add some stuff to it, as well, and maybe get a swatch knitted tonight and tomorrow. We all know that I seem to have a basic inability to just leave something as-is and follow a pattern, so it shouldn't be a surprise that I'm going to change a perfectly-good edging. ;-)
I got tagged a while back for two MeMes, one of Seven Weird Things and another that's Six Random Things or something like that. I'm still working on them, so Anne and Rebecca, don't think I've forgotten.