Last night this little shawl jumped off my needles, right into a relaxing bubble bath and on to the blocking mattress and now here it is:
I'm totally in LOVE with Evelyn A. Clark's designs. Her patterns are so well written and the stitch patterns fit together so smoothly, it's pure pleasure to knit her shawls (well, except the nubbs and 5 or 7 knit togethers, but that's another shawl).
The pattern for this shawl was waiting for me for month now. I really, really wanted to knit it, but never got to it, until now. I can't think of a reason why, maybe because I've knit on my rough Noro blanket and wanted to feel something airy between my fingers. Who knows and it doesn't matter anyway.
Once again, there's a shawl with no destination other than a drawer (and how do you store your precious hand knits anyway?). This is definitely NOT my color. Rose, there's nothing delicate about me, like this flimsy shawl. Nobody would ever think that this is mine, would it be lost.
But nevertheless, it was pure pleasure to knit. How can I make you understand? It's like the first sip of tea when it's the right temperature, or if you take a deep breath on a summer day, after it rained, or your first smoke of the day? (maybe, I'm not a smoker, but I've been told that it's wonderful). You might think I'm ponkers, but you might also understand.
Well, this was so satisfying, that I've cast on another one of Evelyn Clark's shawls, the Swallowtail Shawl. You'd think, enough already with the shawls, but it's an addiction, I tell you! Do I really need another shawl? 100% definitely not.
pattern: Shetland Triangle shawl by Evelyn A. Clark from the book "Wrap Style"
yarn: Kauni uni, color rose, ( this yarn comes from Denmark) I've used 48g of a 50g ball which has 300m on it, 90% wool 10% acrylic (I've got this yarn as a gift from Uta )
needles: 4mm addi turbo (blunt tip, not good)
size after blocking: 48" x 27"
Sam loves snow. Unfortunately for him, there is not much of it this year, so he's studying it very closely, to not forget how it looks until next year. He told me, he could even make out different snow flake designs. Do I believe him??? ;o)
And now to sooth my aching eyes from all that rose and snow white, some orange and green. Aaahhh!