Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tequila Sunrise?


Every once in awhile, a song will start repeating in my mind as I pin a shawl out to block...


Even though it was a gloomy day, strains of the Eagles' Tequila Sunrise just kept playing softly as I smiled and pinned this beautiful color to the bed.  I had been wanting to try one of the gradient yarns; my first is Glisten Fingering by Apple Tree Knits in the colorway:  Leaves Aflame.  I LOVED the glowing coral but was a little disappointed with the kind of blah I was seeing as I neared the edge... then the idea came of adding a pop of color... I love the brown trim (Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Fig) and this has to be my favorite bind-off I have ever done (I did add two knit rows before beginning the picot just to give weight to the brown addition)!   Plus, I am pleased with the coloring now.


My beads don't really show up all that well in these photos, but there is a tiny bead tucked in every curve of this picot-style bind-off.  The pattern, Palessie by Diana Rozenshteyn, is very well written and TV-knitting kind of easy!  I cannot wait for it to come out of the blocking pins! 


This was pre-blocking and you can see the beads a bit better (without the wires and pins). 

I just downloaded the last clue to the Morticia Knit Along and look forward to finishing that one, too.  Soooo many patterns and beautiful yarns... so little time.  ;)


 
Tequila Sunrise by The Eagles
 
It's another tequila sunrise
Starin' slowly 'cross the sky, said goodbye
He was just a hired hand
Workin' on the dreams he planned to try
The days go by

Ev'ry night when the sun goes down
Just another lonely boy in town
And she's out runnin' 'round

She wasn't just another woman
And I couldn't keep from comin' on
It's been so long
Oh, and it's a hollow feelin' when
It comes down to dealin' friends
It never ends

Take another shot of courage
Wonder why the right words never come
You just get numb
It's another tequila sunrise, this old world
still looks the same,
Another frame, mm...

I hope something starts a song for you this week. 
blessings ~ tanna

41 comments:

Susan said...

Love the coral shades...but the trim and beads really does make it pop. I hope to have a great song in my head this week...not those silly commercials that seek refuge in between my ears.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Tanna, this shawl is so beautiful!! Great job!

Kerin said...

Once again, you've created a beautiful piece. I'm always so impressed with your handiwork!

Usually the song that I end up humming all day, is one that the kids started singing in the morning :)
Lately, it's been Christmas songs~~~LOL!

Have a great day, my friend.

Kerin

Deborah Hamilton said...

That's very pretty. You had a good idea to use the brown yarn for the edging. I tried to put beads on the picots of my last shawl and I just couldn't figure it out. Yours looks great!

TexWisGirl said...

it is pretty - especially with those tiny beads.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

It's so pretty...and I think the brown really sets it off perfectly. Love the beads, too.

Blessings always sweet friend

Wanda said...

Just love your Tequila Sunrise. Lovely fall colors and such details. I don't think I ever really knew the words to the song, only the tune. Rather sad, isn't it.

Without a Song...wouldn't it be sad. Last week on my ABC Wed. I shared a video of Noah Stewart, singing "Without a Song"...wonderful voice.

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

It is beautiful! I love the color!! Fab!!

Our photos said...

Your shawl is beautiful!
Greetings, RW & SK

Tanja said...

i can imaging,Tanna, how you are doing this: blocking and singing ...may be a little swinging in takt of the song.
...it is unbelievable how fast you knit.

Pammy Sue said...

Oh wow...it is so pretty! And I love how big it is. Orange has really been one of my favorite yarn colors the past couple of years. If you get just the right one, it's hard to beat for the wow factor. I absolutely love that you chose a brown to finish this off. PERFECT! Why, oh why have I not bought any Madelinetosh yarn yet? I don't know!

Beth P said...

Hi Tanna, what a lovely shawl! I also love that bed of yours! :D I think I could come live at your house quite easily, lol! You and I have the same taste in style!
I am not having luck with my shawl making yet... but I am determined to get it so I'll keep practicing, failing and ripping out until it finally clicks :D
Hugs and thanks for sharing that gorgeous orange color with us...
Beth P

Annette T. said...

Wow, Tanna, that edging really makes that shawl pop! You are simply amazing! Beautiful job! Annette

Mereknits said...

Tanna, you have outdone yourself with this one, it is a beauty. I love the color, the brown trim and the beads, absolutely beautiful. You are so right with the so little time.
hugs,
Meredith

Donna said...

I am so impressed if you knew all those lyrics...I usually just remember the chorus!
I love the beads...it's the littlest details that make something extra special and you are so good at that! And Tequila Sunrise is a perfect song for this shawl...perfect!
Love, d.

kathy b said...

STUNNEd, I am stunned. It is a glorious shawl... the color is beautiful. What a treat....thanks

podso said...

BUT ... you love what you do, and that's so good! And this is beautiful! The colors are so rich!

Karen said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors.

Betsy Brock said...

oooh...that's a pretty one! I agree that edge just makes the whole thing!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, Just beautiful!!
I love the addition of the beads.
I know what you mean when a song runs through your head!
I feel that way too. So much you want to get done in such a limited amount of time.
I suppose we will get done what the Lord wants us to.
Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Chatty Crone said...

Your work is the prettiest I have ever seen. sandie

Deb said...

beautiful....I am always getting songs in my head...about people...seeing something...thinking about something...it all triggers songs in my head...

Catherine Holman said...

Beautiful! I love the brown border with the pretty beads.

steph said...

oh, my gosh.....that really IS a tequila sunrise...right there on your bed!!! I adore it.....and so perfect for this autumn time of year!!! How you are going to LOVE wearing this. I'm a bit late in popping in...I bet you have it around you this very minute!!! ENJOY.

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

Nice job. The brown trim does a really nice job and finishing it off. It adds a nice polished look to the beautiful colors you selected.

Cindy said...

This newest shawl of yours is really beautiful. The beads are such a darling addition. The perfect jewelry for it!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Gosh, I think it is gorgeous. xo Laura

Christine said...

I just shake my head with amazement!
You have such a talent.
When you spread your treasures on the bed, you must be so thrilled.
I know I am!

Shug said...

Another beautiful piece of work. Love, love love the color! I can easily see that a whole lot of work and love goes into making a piece like this...absolutely gorgeous..

Judy S. said...

Beautiful shawl, Tanna! I love the picot and bead addition, too. BTW, we call those songs earworms and usually are "infected" with our choir anthems on a weekly basis.

Rose said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the color and contrasting edging with the beads.....you will look stunning sporting that baby....great job.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

The piece is beautiful.
The song...an Eagles' song, made me laugh. I wanted tickets to the Eagle concert here in Dallas...they were tooooooooooooo expensive. I even tried to figure out how many houses I would have to clean to afford them..now isn't that dumb? They have just come and gone and I didn't see them...so your song made me laugh.

I did get tickets to another great concert....

Weekend-Windup said...

Your shall is very beautiful. The way you have put in your bed looks so beautiful with attractive color.

janice smith said...

Well, isn't that just lovely? That trim is just perfect, Tanna...the color, the beads...just perfect! Of course now I will be singing Tequila Sunrise all day :-) Have a great weekend! xo, janice

Amanda said...

All you need is a mango margarita in hand to complete the scene. ;) xoxo

Tricia Buice said...

I love the color and the idea of a nice cold drink :) Lovely! Hope you are feeling wonderful these days. I read this post some time ago and can't remember why I didn't post a comment - sorry to be so late!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Tanna, this shawl is even more fantastical with you wearing it. The color and the beaded trim are perfect! My only regret is that I wish I would have gotten a picture of you wearing it! Beautiful, as always. Hugs, Jen

Bonnie said...

You amaze me constantly with all the creations you do so regularly. I love how the song related to your new shawl in your thoughts and now it will in ours.

Hope your week is wonderful. Such a beautiful time of year.

SouthernHeart said...

I love the color and the beads & trim are great accents! You will definitely enjoy wearing this one.

Blessings,
Dianne
www.sweetjourneyhome.com

Tammy said...

Very, very, very beautiful! And now I will have that song running through my head all night. :) Hugs, Tammy

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

THAT is gorgeous! The colors! The style and LOVE those beads...such a delicate addition to make it even more special.

Now...I do believe I will have a certain song in my head now... :)

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