torsdag 22. mai 2008

UFO to FO


Finally! God, this was boring to bind off! But I was so eager to get it done, so it didn't take more than a few hours.. It turned out bigger than I expected, and it was surpricingly easy to block. Normally I almost hate blocking shawls, as they never turn out how I want them to. Maybe it's the yarn? Here are the facts: The patterns is Flower Basket shawl by Evelyn Clark. The patterns is from the 2004 Fall issue of Interweave Knits, but it has been avaliable as a free pattern. I got it from Mauds garn when I purchased the yarn.
The yarn is Evilla artyarn 8/2, color A-70. A greasy, "natural" yarn to knit, I had to pick out some hay, but I've seen worse. Noro, that would be.
The shawl is 180 grams, knit on needles 5 mm, it's 2 meters long and 80 cm wide. A perfect size! I think I knit the pattern a few more times than suggested. Lovely and easy pattern to knit, I would do it again! But on the other hand, it was an UFO for several months, I've been to busy knitting childrens garments. I actually used nearly 6 months to get it done!
I've started a new shawl (and a cardi which I forgot to take pictures of), a pretty pattern I found on Ravelry a few days ago. I have some alpaca in nice colors, and this is the perfect project. The shawl is called October Nursing Shawl, and is a free pattern. I'm not planning any nursing the next few years, but if I knit this as fast as the last shawl, I would have to start any day now. We might actually plan another baby in 4 years or so ;)



8 kommentarer:

Bjørg sa...

Nydeleg!
Flotte fargar.

Og dei øyredobbane med knappar nede på sida var utruleg stilige.

Pinneguri sa...

Det ble kjempefint. Det er rart med det der, når man endelig sliter seg gjennom de siste mønsteromgangene så husker man ikke livssmerten som lå der og som hindret en i å gjøre det ferdig før :D
Kunne du veie det også, for min skyld, evn fortelle hvor mye Eviulla-garn du brukte?
Du tror ikke det er Swallowtail Shawl da, som er det vanligste? Uansett, Evelyn Clark ruler!

Tora sa...

It's lovely! And your new one looks good, too, so let's hope for lots of chilly summer evenings to sit outside watchig the stars or something..

Tora :-)

Irene sa...

Sjalet var rett og slett nyydelig! Godt at du fikk gjort det ferdig.

Anonym sa...

Sjalet vart kjempeflott.Mamma.

Monika sa...

It turned out really great! I'm knitting with Evilla right now, different color, same store I've got it from. I love it!
I've knit the Flower Basket shawl with my first handspun yarn. I didn't like the stitch pattern, drove me crazy, but the shawl looked nice enough. I don't like blocking shawls either, but it has to be done. The new shawl looks very interesting too. Looking forward to see it done.

LissM sa...

nnnyyyyyyyyyydelig:) vil ha et sånt:) stakkars deg vesst du sku ha strekka alt d e vil ha:) sku jo ha lært m d her... klæm:)

Eva Petronella sa...

Ja her var det mye inspirasjon å hente :-) FBS'en din ble kjempefin. Gleder meg til å se resultatet på October Nursing Shawl'et ditt etterhvert, også. Ha en fin søndag.