Monday, January 25, 2010

and haruni is dry!

dry and worn a few times already ...

red red haruni, how i love thee!

i am quite pleased with this shawl. blocking her out was a bit of a pain, as i had to pin out each little crochet loop. and of course, you don't get it right the first time. but at some point, you just kinda let go and decide the knitting police will let it slide. her lower point is a bit wrinkled because she's been worn a couple of times.

haruni was my first shawl for the 10 shawls in 2010 kal on ravelry. i spent about a week trying to figure out my next cast on. it was always, i love this pattern, i love this yarn, but there's not a really good match. finally, i settled on anne hanson's dovecote.

dove gray

i'm knitting this one with some old stashed yarn, lanett superwash wool. the petite size shawl only requires 600 yds. i have a bit more than that, but not much, and this colorway is long discontinued ... which means this could be a 'knitting with anxiety' kind of project. eeks.

so far, the knitting is good. the pattern is at least 13 pages long, both charts and row by row instructions. i am using both. the repeat is 18 stitches wide, so i have my markers on the needles as well.

i love how the pattern starts out with a provisional cast on (at the back of the neck) which allows the border to be knit on at the same time (and these stitches will be grafted together later).

i can see adding beads to this, perhaps in small banded diamond section ... if i manage to get out this weekend and get beads.

sigh. tired.

3 comments:

Hepsi said...

Wow, what a beautiful shawl!

Leanne Pizio said...

beautiful work Miss Mouse. Love them! Can't wait to see the light blue one. That color is gorgeous!

Rainy Daisy said...

Vundebar! Magnifique! Esta rico! You see, it's so beautiful, I can't describe it in English :)

Madame, you have much more patience than I have, to have signed on for 10 shawls in 2010. So much lace! gah!