Don’t Come Any Closer…

… as it would seem that over Christmas and Boxing Day, I’ve managed to come down with The Plague. I’ve done nought but sit and blow my nose, listen to audiobooks and when I can manage the needles, knit a bit. I may try to read a real book today, I owe friends from my writing blog some reviews. I hate losing time to illness but there it is.

For whatever lunatic reason, I opted to start a project on the 19th December… oh right! Stymied by a Tunisian stitch on the “Marisol cardigan and now waiting for a stitch dictionary. I can’t have idle hands and housework doesn’t count so I began “Revontuli“. It’s a free pattern on Ravelry and has been translated into English. What I looked for specifically was a pattern that would be simple in appearance and use up 241 grams of glorious handspun from Turtlepurl.

I’m loving it so far, the picture below shows the beginning though I’ve made it to the end and my planned modification of one full extra repeat before the garter eyelet edge and cast off.

Revontuli Shawl - start

It’s become heavy so not sure if I’ll finish today – weak as a kitten and facing with dread a walk to the drugstore for more flu meds. The green has come into the mix and stayed and there is the most subtle of striping effects happening. The yarn itself is glorious, I really love handspun and this is special having been bought direct from Genevieve at The Almonte Fibre Festival, just over a year ago. The fibre mix is such a pleasure to work with, drapey now and with a lovely sheen. The slightly thick ‘n thin thread adds some textural interest. Can’t wait to finish.

With that, I’m back to bed. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday 🙂

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Yarn Pr0n

Shouldn’t have packed up the existing stash… I thought I’d run out of yarn!

Kidding.

I spied this exquisite bit of goodness when Ellen at Earthfaire posted it as an option for the Nadira Shawl. As I seem to have lost my mind to lace knitting of late, I had to have it. It was finally restocked last week and so, I grabbed some, along with beads – not called for in the pattern but a tiny touch of that I think will look well.

#manosdeluruguay #lace #purple #earthfaire #beads #pointeshoespunkrockandpurl

A Process Knitter’s FO

Tipsy Lizzy (The Elizabeth Shawl) is off the needles as of yesterday.

Not blocked, there truly is no room in this place to block, it’s not just my dislike of blocking! I won’t have that excuse at my new home 🙂

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Lizzy came out quite large, even before blocking and truthfully, I can’t wait to see it fully completed. The lacework was a joy and the Hedgehog Fibres BFL lace just glows in the stockingette sections close to the border.

Tipsy Lizzy Shawl - not blocked

Tipsy Lizzy Shawl – not blocked

I’ve pulled out the Peter Pan Mystery Shawl and Jacaranda (Jose) Cardigan for my next “get finished” projects. Time is flying by in these countdown days to moving and it makes sense to just wrap some things up – no pun  – moving that darn Craft Room again is going to be a monster pain. Must. Knit. Faster…

Of course, for anyone who can help lighten the load, I’ve still plenty gorgeous yarn for sale in my “Stash” over on Ravelry. Right here actually ;-). Ryan Gosling would never steer you wrong 🙂

Happy Monday All!