I have been finishing projects like a mad person! Healing to a point where I’ve been able to knit again has been like a weight lifting, so I thought I’d share one of the bigger projects with you.
Another one of my circular lace shawls. You know how I love them!
This one was the Summer Rose by Mmario on Ravelry, and I had found the most beautiful red silk and merino yarn the last time I was in Haarlem that I wanted to use.
Two skeins (1460m) later, and lots of months of being unable to knit, it finally came off the needles.
There is always a moment when you shove the entire piece into the sink where you wonder if you really know what you’re doing.
There was quite a bit of bleed in this yarn I’m hoping that was the worst of it, and that it doesn’t stain things when I wear it!
Another well known moment, the “oh dear I’m out of T-pins” moment.
I was very grateful when I found a box of extra pins which I’d once been gifted by someone who knows and loves me well!
So here it is! Sock for scale, and over the white towels that I pinned it on the dry you can make out the stitch definition.
And because I love you, here is me holding the shawl up to give you a better idea of how it drapes, and how large it is. I laugh now, looking back; at one point I didn’t think it would be large enough!
With that off the needles, I wanted to make something small and bright in order to bolster my knitting confidence. Remind me that not everything needs to take months to finish. In the darkness of winter nights, I made myself some new mittens.
Don’tcha just love lawn flamingos? So there you have it! My latest pieces. What do you think? Have you been making anything recently?