Monday, July 20, 2009
This is my favorite shot.
I haven't forgotten that this is a knitting blog. Thank god I still have some finished projects to show you. I have not finished a thing since we brought Happy home, even though I still knit a little every day.
Back in March I started a mini knit-a-long with Angelika to knit the Miralda shawl from Nancy Bush's book "Knitted Lace of Estonia". This is my favorite pattern from this book. A sweet little shawl, started from the outside edge for a change.
This is my second favorite shot.
I was very happy to find yarn in my stash which was used for this shawl in the book. A couple of years ago I bought 2 skeins of Rovings Polworth Wool a 2-ply fingering weight yarn. One skein is 832yds, which was enough for this shawl. In fact I had 37g left over from the 150g skein. Unfortunately it was natural white, which I don't like very much. It had to be dyed, either before or after knitting. Since I couldn't decided which color right away, I opted for dyeing it later.
pattern: Miralda by Nancy Bush
yarn: Rovings Polworth Wool, 2-ply fingering weight, 1 skein 832yds; I actually needed only 627yds
size after blocking: 30" x 55"
start-finish: March 3-April 27
This shawl took me way longer than it should have. I don't know why. I worked on other projects during knitting it, but I enjoyed it very much. Knitting it from the outside in was a first for me, and I was glad that it was a small shawl. I like it better the other way around.
My favorite stitch in this shawl was this cross stitch. It was great fun to do.
The part after the diamond border, and after the cross stitch looks lovely, but it was a bit boring to knit. Had trouble keeping my eyes open.
I've already cast on for another scarf from this book. This is another book where I found several, if not all patterns are wonderful, lovely, and want to do them all eventually.