Saturday, September 01, 2007

This show's fixed to run and run

Bee Fields 090107

After some tense ripping back last Sunday, the Bee Fields shawl is back on track. I'm about 15 rows into the first repeat of the Swarm section, and you can see the bees pretty clearly at the top edge of the shawl. I think they sometimes look like butterflies as much as bees, but I'm willing to beleive that they are really bees. I'm just happy that there are no mysterious, ssk detours that veer off the intended path. However, I haven't put in a lifeline, which is stupid. I spaced out when I ripped back to the border between the sections (which seems impossible). Now there are yarn overs and decreases on both right side and wrong side rows, and I strongly prefer putting a lifeline in a plain row.

I love the way the first section looks unblocked. Totally scrunched up, but with a very interesting texture. Seeing this texture is what first drew me to this pattern, I just love it.

Here's a close up of the bees, although I think they may be easier to see above from a little distance:

The Swarm 090107

In a few minutes, I'm leaving for Bumbershoot, my favorite Seattle festival. This year, as with last year, I've got a three-day pass burning a hole in my pocket. All week, I planned to map out my music watching schedule, and to preview it here, but it didn't happen. If anyone has suggestions for don't-miss acts, please post them in the comments! I'm not a mobile blogger, but I am a mobile e-mail checker.


Cactusneedles said...

Glad your bees are back and swarm ready! Looks good! :)

Debra said...

Great textural shot! They look like butterflies to me, too.

Dipsy said...

Your shawl is coming along beautifully - I so love the texture-shot, and the colorway that you're using is awesome too!

tiennie said...

Looking very pretty!