Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Last Lady Eleanor

Lady Eleanor

This stole is the fifth version of the Lady Eleanor that I've made (modeled by my best girlfriend, Bri). The first version I knit using mostly my homespun. The second, third and fourth versions were knit with Noro as is the fifth version above.

Why did I make so many of these, inquiring minds want to know? Well, I taught several entrelac workshops last year. Each version of the stole represents one workshop taught, as I started a new one each time I began class, working the tiers along with my students. I found this method an effective way to teach the entrelac technique.

Lady Eleanor

I finished this stole last winter, but was unable to block it until recently. You know, all that pesky chaotic life stuff got in the way. Anyhoo, I am happy to call this LAST Lady Eleanor done! She is now on her way to a new home and owner. I hope that she enjoys wearing it as much as I enjoyed making it!

23 comments:

metal mama said...

that's beautiful!

Strickbombe said...

purdy! i really gotta make one of these.

PoetessWug said...

I can appreciate all of the work that went into all of them (being a knitter and crocheter myself), but I really love the colors of this last one. Beautiful!!

Ms. Diva said...

That is so beautiful!!!! I wish I had the skills to make one of these!!!

corvustristis said...

Beautiful as always.

The Frizzy Hooker said...

I love the color

ladylinoleum said...

Thanks guys!

Ms. Diva, entrelac is not difficult! It is deceptively simple.

Machelle Blankenship said...

So Beautiful!!!!!!!! I'm following!
machelle

Deirdre said...

It's gorgeous! I love the colors! Hope it's not really the last one--just the most recent,lol!

lisette said...

Wauw that's so amazingly beautiful.

Vivi said...

That's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Awesome. My eyesight is kinda bad. Is that crochet? did you use post stitches, cant really tell

ladylinoleum said...

Nope, it is knitting.

Mimi said...

beautiful! love the colors and how they blend together!

Batty said...

Stunning! Not sure I believe it's your last one, though...

dutchess5613 said...

I just looked at this pattern the other day in my Learn to Knit book. Awesome! I must make one and post it too! Happy knitting!

.mma said...

oh I love the colours.. :) it is so beatiful. I tried last winter to make one in the same pattern.. although the recipe called it a "Super Karla shawl" ( named after af fantastic supergirl-tv-personality from the '70'es in Denmark. When she twirled wearing her shawl she would disappear. ( picture from facebook - http://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/photo.php?fbid=119609681425803&set=a.119609678092470.32631.112879192098852)

EMOO said...

oh,so nice.

CrochetDreamz said...

This is beautiful! I wish I had the patience to take up such big projects :(

Shehnaaz
http://www.crochetdreamz.blogspot.com

Sailing with bare feet said...

WOW !! I love it!
I am new to crochet,and i just finished my 2nd project !
http://sailingwithbarefeet.blogspot.com/

Apartman Opatija said...

very stylish...........

Yarn Bazaar said...

gorgeous work

Mrs Purple said...

Hi! I love this shawl you made. It's gorgeous! Would you let me publish your photo and blog adress this autumn on my future yarn boutique in France? Please contact me at mzacharias@wanadoo.fr. Thank you.