So just to catch up there are two FO’s from 2008 which never made it to the blog. One because it was a Christmas gift for my sister and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise, and one because it was so cold outside that I had to wear it right away, before I got around to taking photos. However now photos are taken and it is time for a wrap up…
Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark
Yarn: Evilla Artyarn
Habitat hat by Jared Flood (Brooklyntweed)
Yarn: Drops Alpaca (knitted with three strands of yarn)
With the beginning of a whole New Year I had to cast on a few new projects… Hoping for 2009 to be a good year for knitting!
Petersburg by Sarah Hatton
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Rich Chocolate (161)
Gail (aka Nightsongs) by Jane Araujo
Yarn: Sundara Silk Lace in Bronzed Sienna
Ribbed Mini-Scarf by Celeste Glassel in a slightly modified version.
Yarn: Drops Merino Extra Fine in a grey-brownish shade.
Finally two WIP projects made the transition into 2009, the Druid Mittens ( still need the final part of the second mitten) and the Icarus Shawl (I’m almost done with the repeats of chart 1, it is a lovely project to pick up once in a while). An update on these two projects will follow in a later blog post… for now enjoy knitting!
for a new blogpost and a new finished knit! I’ve finally finished the Swallowtail Shawl, the shawl I was inspired to knit after a visit here, a blog filled with beautiful knits and talent.
The finished shawl has also been approved by one of the yarntanglers, I’m pretty sure he thought it was a new spread for his cat-bed, and he wasn’t all too enthusiastic about me taking it of the floor again…
A closer shot showing a bit more detail…
The yarn I used for this shawl is Evilla artyarn 6/2, purchased at www.garntrollet.no I knit the Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark without any modifications. It is so nice with a warm shawl made in wool for these cold times, we had a notion of snow today, can anyone tell I like snow and am a bit excited…? Well, time to resume knitting, but I’ll be back soon with another finished winter knit!
… especially when what I find is this. My two books had arrived from Amazon (The best of Interweave knits and The knitter’s book of yarn), and also my order from The woolen Rabbit had arrived, a skein of merino laceweight in the colorway Arabian Nights and a skein of Harmony sock yarn in Herb Robert, both skeins so soft and beautiful it is difficult to imagine. The laceweight is predestined for a gift, I’m going to knit an Icarus shawl (by Miriam Felton) for a friend and I hope she will like the color. The sockyarn is for a not yet known project, however I’ve plenty of sock ideas from the beautiful projects on Ravelry, not to mention the fact that my stash was almost non-existent, so a bit of stashbuilding should be in place. (Not to worry for the stash though, because another order is expected to arrive soon ;-))
Knitwise I, this week, found my second project. After visiting this lady’s fantastic blog, I knew exactly what should be the outcome of my Evilla artyarn. After seing her Swallowtail shawl, I knew I had to make one for myself. I haven’t seen anything else where the colors of the Evilla artyarn and the pattern complement each other that well. This is approximately how far I’ve gotten, and it doesn’t exactly look like much, but till I finish you can see what I hope it will look like in the end over at Bloggsberg, it is named Swallowtail IV (and yes, she has made four beautiful Swallowtail shawls). Because this project is also wool, it is not much cooler to work with than the Nevis cardigan, but at least it offers a bit of variation. This weekend I hope for the nice weather to continue, and also some relaxing knitting time, hopefully outdoors.
I have recieved the first of my orders in order to reestablish my for the moment almost non-exsistent stash, and I love it! It is 220 gram Evilla artyarn (from www.garntrollet.no) in grey-tones with a splash of green. I just can’t wait to knit a shawl out of this, and this time I believe it will be for myself. The pattern I consider for this yarn is the Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark.
If the orders I’m still waiting for, turn out to be as pleasant a surprice as this one I can barely wait to open my mailbox. Among a few other things I’ve ordered some Malabrigo Merino Worsted for a February Lady Sweater, so I guess I’ll be joining the knit blogging trend knitting this beautiful sweater.
Below just a glimpse from our weekend field trip, it was beautiful, and fortunately we had fairly nice weather.