Sunday, May 10, 2009

Aeolian

Aeolian Shawl
Aeolian Shawl
Aeolian Shawl
Aeolian Shawl
This is definitely one of the most beautiful thing I've ever knitted, and it didn't took me a whole year to finish it! The pattern is so intuitive and ..dare I say..easy..for such an impressive result. It only took me 2 weeks to knit because I couldn't put it down. Every free time and procrastinating time I have, I devoted to knitting this luscious shawl. It's such a pleasure to knit, especially because of the yarn I used, Malabrigo lace in Burgundy (birthday gift from Van from eons ago!). This yarn is so soft and cushy and yummy and I need some more! And I only needed one skein for all this pleasure and gorgeousness...
Aeolian Shawl
Aeolian Shawl

Saturday, May 02, 2009

My bundle of nerves

I'm not a morning person. On "normal" days I go to bed at about 4 a.m. and wake up at lunch time. But today I am a bundle of nerves and have been up since 8 a.m., it's not normal I tell you. I've been going through in my head everything that could go wrong during today's event. Let's see, for a starter the weather forecast could lie and it would be pouring rain, or maybe everybody decides to go to the zoo and see monkeys instead of me. Or maybe...or maybe....see why I have trouble sleeping?

So everybody please think good thoughts of me today so that I'll have some good news to report back!

Anyway, I have some pretties to show off...
Ishbel
Ishbel
Ishbel
Ishbel
It's my Ishbel! The pattern is by the mega talented Ysolda Teague. The yarn is some laceweight silk from Fyberspates that I got at Ally Pally 2 years ago. I have more than half leftover, wonder what to knit with it next. I'm totally in love with how pretty this thing is, I think it's the combination of sleek silk with that delicate lace that does it for me. It blocked wonderfully and dried within hours! Think I need another one, maybe in sock yarn?

Some more pink goodness....
Pinkside cowl
Pinkside cowl
The pattern is Darkside Cowl(link to .pdf) by Sarah Fama. But of course I'm calling mine Pinkside cowl. The yarn is my own handspun that I blogged about some time ago. Can I just say again how much I LOVE knitting with handspun yarn?