Yet another shawl! I'm getting rather good at making them I must say. This Revontuli (check Ravelry for English pattern) sure looks good!
I followed the pattern precicely, I just left some rows out because I didn't have so much yarn. Well, actually I would have had so much I later noticed (my hand is so loose that I always need much less yarn than recommended) but it doesn't matter, the shawl is small and beautiful as it is.
As you may have read, I'm getting married this month. I have a gorgeous sleeveless dress, so I needed to knit something to cover up in case it was cold. So I made an Ishbel shawl. It's gorgeous, just perfect! I am so proud of myself for knitting lace, with actual laceweight yarn! By the way, that's one off my 101 list, which I've just updated. But now back to the shawl!
This must be the millionth Clapotis in the world. But it's mine, and it's beautiful.
I started and almost finished it in one weekend, that being the long weekend we travelled to Bavaria to see Nick's parents - that means altogether 14 hours in a train, and relaxing at their place in between!
I don't think I've never finished this big an item so quickly. That might be explained with a) I loved the pattern and b) I wanted to wear this gorgeous piece during Christmas. I can remember blogging about it on the 7th of December, and I actually wore it during Christmas!
I'm playing with big stakes here - showing my Mum's Christmas present here. I'll just hope she won't look here before Christmas...
Well anyway here it is. The WIP has finally become an FO, and not without a decent amount of cursing and concidering whether to rip or not to rip - and most often decicing not to rip, because with the lace pattern I would be very likely to make more mistakes when picking the stitches back on the needle after ripping the original mistake.
Ok, the shawl for the Sammakkoprinssi-KAL is finished. It didn't become the gorgeous triangular shawl I was hoping for - see, the YO holes not only make the shawl wider, but also taller. Only in the middle, mind you. So it's not so much triangular as it is a square.
It does work as a shawl, but better it warms nicely as a laphgan / throw when sitting in our cold living room.