Saturday, 29 March 2008

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend


Here's Catbert at Covent Garden, showing off her Diamond Fantasy Shawl. DSoK the Intern and I travelled to London to meet her on Thursday, in order to collect our Christmas presents, which were tickets to the Lord of The Rings at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. It was a great show, by the way, if you like LoTR I really recommend it. The sets are amazing. We stayed on for a Q&A session with some cast members after the show and I learned amongst other fascinating facts that it takes Galadriel two hours to have her makeup and hair done, and that the hobbit feet are comfortable to wear.

Sadly hobbit feet were not on offer in the souvenir gift shop, or I would have been sorely tempted.

Here is the shawl before blocking:

And after blocking - what a difference! I was afraid it would not be large enough but in fact it is a good size. I used a skein of Lucy Neatby Celestial Merino Dream in Fiery Fuschia, on 5mm Knitpicks Options, and knitted five and a half repeats as I was afraid of running out of yarn. I really enjoyed knitting it and would like to knit myself one now, maybe in a semisolid.

I've also started knitting the Bergere de France Cable sweater. Here's the first few inches of the back:

6 comments:

Auntie Noo said...

I really love the shawl. Great colour...... can't wait to see the BdeF knitted ....

gilraen said...

The shawl is stunning!! Catbert models it so well too :)

I have heard great things about the LotR Show too. Good to hear more :)

I like the red for your BdeF :D

Fiona said...

Beautiful shawl, and I love those cushions.

clarabelle said...

The shawl is absolutely gorgeous! And yes, blocking shawls/stoles is a necessity and really does make a difference (although I'm not inclined to block much else!).

What a great Christmas present! I went to the Theatre Royal a few years ago; we had balcony seats, and it was so steep, I hardly dared move a muscle for the whole performance!

belaybunny said...

The shawl is gorgeous, it really suits Catbert!! I love the colours and want to go see LotR now ;)

blog-blethers said...

Absolutely stunning - both model and shawl!