Sunday, 21 June 2009

More from the Repetoire

As promised another update...

Finished mid May this was started back in February and I got halfway and just simply stopped, not just this but lots of other things too looking back now....

For those of you who don't know what the pattern is, it is the
Leaf and Nupp Shawl from Estonian Knitted Lace by Nancy Bush.


and for those of you who like detailed close ups:





It has come out a respectable 18 x 63" when blocked and is destined for a 70th birthday present foe December.
I know I'm well in hand but the yarn said it wanted to be this shawl and as I'd spun it why not knit it! The fibre was from Enchanted Knoll (see my sidebar) and was the 'fern' batts which were lovely to spin. I used 3.75mm to knit the resulting 2ply yarn.
For the eagle eyed among you, you may notice that I have omitted the border all the way round and just used it on the top and bottom borders. I initially did this because I thought I wouldn't have enough yarn, but with hindsight I'd plenty, enough to work 4 extra repeats of the main motif, but I have to say I think I prefer it this way...
I have another shawl to show you in my next post that was completed a few weeks ago and other things too.... I think now things are a bit more settled in the household I'm having a 'finishing' off session which is making me feel good; projects that have been hanging around for too long are slowly getting finished :o)
I've also been working on my crochet in the last few months as well so there will be creeping in as well... but I will leave you with a link to a newly found blog which is very inspiring Attic24


6 comments:

fleegle said...

Lovely, my dear! Nice to hear from you again :)

Micki said...

Stunning!

ColetteS said...

Beautiful shawl!

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

it is stunning and will be a wonderful special present

fleegle said...

Harry toils not, neither does he spin. Instead, he drink beer and annoys me.

Thanks for the kind words about my spinning! For some reason, I hated the wheel, but love drop spindles. Who knows why...

Robin said...

Your spinning and knitting are so very lovely. I'm having such trouble with nupps! I can do them just fine with a sock weight yarn, but can't seem to succeed with lace weight.