I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it. There aren't many out there for shawls that work really well with variegated yarn, so that made it even more exciting.
Monday, 8 March 2010
The main body of the shawl flew off the needles, and was great tv knitting, but the edging became very tedious towards the end. I found it very fiddly, but it was worth it to see the results, and the magic of blocking is always like unearthing a completely different item.
I finished this over 6 months ago, so yes, you could say that I'm a bit behind...
There is more rambling on my project pages on Ravelry.
I loved the results so much that I decided almost straight away to cast on a second shawl. This was very much surprising itself, because I am not one to knit something twice - when there are so many amazing patterns out there. I decided to ditch the edging for this one, after seeing a few others do the same, and convincing myself that it would cut out a lot of the work. (gotta have an incentive to counteract the laziness!)
Pattern: Aestlight Shawl by Gudrun Johnston
Web Link: here
Yarn: Part I - The Knittery handdyed 4ply sock, Part II - Claudia hand painted merino
Click the photos to enlarge in flickr.
at 9:45 am
First I'm going to update with some finished objects. Though there haven't been many of those around lately, either. Even if I don't really have much more time, with one child at school, it sure is a lot more peaceful around here lately... so I'm going to attempt to get the crafty thing happening again! Especially since it's rained every day here for over a week. I'm not sure how I managed to get washing dry - a feat in itself!
At least that was an excuse to dust off my camera...
at 9:41 am