Thursday, February 17, 2011

I got me a Haruni:)

This is the second pattern that was haunting me on Ravelry:) (BTW, will I ever learn it's -lry not -rly???)

There are over 3 thousand Harunis knitted and shown on that website - and it is a gorgeous pattern. I thought it would be more difficult, but it turned out the knitting was rather easy. It was the blocking that became a real pain...;)

This shawl doesn't have the typical knitted cast-off, but a crocheted one, and to give it a nice look, each "loop" had to be pinned down. And there are so many of them! I run out of my blocking pins and had to use a few old ones, with pinheads so small that they almost went through. Not the most fun I've had recently:) Was it worth it? Well, you be the judge:)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New yarns, new ideas

The spring is near, so it's time to switch to lighter yarns. The next shawls/scarves I'll knit will be made from these:

All three skeins are from Italy, 50-50 blend of wool and acrylic. They're very soft and delicate and I can't wait to start working with them.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Gail is ready

Loved knitting it:) The yarn is not exactly the best, I used something really old, but I love the way it turned out. I'm keeping this one for myself.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gail in progress

Gail (aka Nightsong) is one of the most popular shawl patterns at Ravelry. And one of the most popular. So I've decided to knit one for myself. Here's what I've got so far:

This is work in progress, so you can't really see the beauty of the pattern yet. That's why lace has to be blocked. (You can read more about it here.)

For now, have a look at the wrong side. Looks funny, doesn't it?

Almost like tiny mountains:)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Just to cheer you up a bit

I've put up this funny collection of colorful items that can be found at Etsy.

Go to Etsy Treasury Page to see the details. Comments are highly appreciated:)