Monday, April 12, 2010



The shawl was finished a while back, but due to the weather it lay dormant in the wardrobe. The other night there was an autumnal chill in the air, so I suddenly remembered it. With the season change, it will become a most likely regular companion.

Yarn: Nurturing Fibres Classic Sock Yarn, 4-ply, super wash wool
Yardage: 440yd
Pattern: done by me (i am quite happy with it, especially since it is my first own pattern)

This is my favourite yarn- the weight and the texture are amazing. Done all my socks with it- doing a shawl it is even more amazing, the drape is beautiful and its soft and non-itchy. And the fact that the yarn is a one of a kind, that was dyed by hand with much love and care makes it even more special.

sneak preview on the next knit:


I seem to have fallen into the 'lets cast-on stuff before finishing started projects' trap. Got 2 pairs of socks, a lace shawl and a cardigan on my needles!
Decided that the wild-cast-on approach is not the way to go, it doesn't really produce much end results so am concentrating on the cardigan... hope I will finish it soon, its lace weight silk, so have to hurry up otherwise it might be to cold to wear it.
What crafty things have you been doing lately?

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la ninja said...

oh my. that's just bloody gorgeous.
shame I cannot be arsed to knit myself :)

Leenie said...

Yes, gorgeous. And way past my ability. The only practical thing I can do with yarn is to tie quilts. I also find it good for making cat toys and a colorful substitute for twine.

nathalie et cetera said...

he he ! it's a good thing you have lots of needles!
love the shawl! so delicate. beautiful!

Cindy said...

the shawl is so gorgeous! you are such a wonderful knitter!


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