Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Lindisfarne - Lady Eleanor - Live

















I adore these yarn cakes, as I wound each one of them I stopped and admired it's beauty, not just colour but texture too. Lady Eleanor and I have started out as great friends. I found her in Scarf Style and over on Ravelry where she has been taunting me for ages! I am hooked! I can’t wait to see what the next block will turn out like! I am also doing the purling backwards so I don’t have to keep turning my work. That was slow to do at first but now I think I can go as fast backwards as I can forwards, well worth learning that technique.
The last yarny photo is of some gorgeously soft and silky Camelspin and some just as beautiful but not quite as soft Seawool both bought from Socktopus




Music means a lot to me...I started the Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole and this song kept going round in my head....ahhhh the '70s. I was just getting it together in the 70s, got married in 74, had a baby in 75 and another in 79. Thought I was too old to have fun by then, I so ached to go out and dance. I am making up for it now though, I am having loads of fun but maybe not too much dancing.


15 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

That is going to be so nice and cosy. The colours are fabby!

Marianne said...

Mercy, that's quite the gorgeous whack of Most Beautiful yarn! Those colours!!!
That's going to be SO beautiful!

Monika said...

I love the pictures of your yarn cakes. The colorway is lovely too.

de vliegende koe said...

Oh Marianne, we also married in 1974. Me and Frans still enjoy going to concerts and we like to watch music DVD’s. Tomorrow it’s 37 years ago that I met my soulmate. Music is a binding factor in our lifes. I’m so hapy for you you’re catching up now!

Rosie said...

I always think of that song whenever I see that pattern. Tell me, which yarn have you got in your cakes. I NEED some! That is going to be a magical stole when it is finished.

tiennie said...

I think your shawl is the prettiest one I've seen - I can't wait for you to finish it!

KSee said...

OMG what beautiful colors. don't know how you are getting all this work done! Send me some of yourr engery.

Taoknitter said...

Oooo, entrelac...for some reason I just cannot wrap my brain around entrelac. I cannot wait to this this finished!

kmckiernan said...

Ooh I just love noro in the Lady E shawl - it always looks gorgeous!

heather.corbishley said...

oooh thanks for posting the Lindisfarne link- i so enjoyed that. Loved it at the time. I was heading off to university in the mid 70s. Seems an aful long time ago but my taste in music hasn't moved on much! Heather

sandra said...

Wow, entrelac. Wow, great yarn. You do the loveliest things Marianne.

jayne said...

Wow - beautiful yarn! Each one looks like a voyage of discovery! can't wait to see the finished stole.

Taoknitter said...

I have given you an award over on Taoknitter2...go get it! xoxoxo

Probably Jane said...

Beautiful colour choice for your Lady E. Hope you enjoy knitting her as much as I did.

Loved the Lindisfarne clip - there was more to them than Fog on the Tyne. I left school in 1979 with a head full of The Clash, Elvis Costello and blue velvet Dr Marten boots and huge mohair jumpers I made myself - I've calmed down a bit since!

YowlYY said...

I love the pics documenting the Lady E in progress...the colourway is also very pretty, but then again it's Noro :) I look forward to seeing the FO.
I did not know the song in the clip...when I first saw the name and the pattern, I had to think of Eleanor of Aquitaine...and still do! I am really obsessed with the Middle Ages, LOL!

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