No chocolate-eastereggs for poor Miss Melly this year, but instead ...
and I have to admit, that this is soooo much better than chocs
(but *shshsh* don't tell my parents, who gave this "easter-treat" to me!) ...
I got a pattern!!! From my parents!!! Now how cool is that??? :-D
"A lovely and great and nice and pleasing to the eye" pattern ...
a shawl pattern! (oh!--oh!)
- fellow knitters who really DO know me will be thinking:
"A shawl pattern for Miss Melly? Well....good luck with that, it will never get finished" -
Not really being a shawl-knitter (and -wearer) and also living up to that reputation
(abso-knitting-lutely sticking to that!)
I really do enjoy looking at all those really nice shawls and shawlettes
and scarfs and wraps and "knick-knacks" on various pattern-pages
and also have been caught putting them into my queue on Ravelry,
and patience to knit one. - insert "like never" into this sentence without saying it loud ... lol .. -
But this one is different
and it is bound to change something in my knitterly-life:
I did some stash-diving and found some yarn I liked and could use for it
and started on April 9th...and had fun!!! I really did!!! :-D
|After 5 repeats of the "body-chart"|
Now how surprising is that?
I have to say: Not too surprising at all!!!
It IS a very nice pattern, completely reversible when finished
and the lace edgings and the cable-part of the shawl are bound to keep my "knitting-ADS" at bay ;-)
LOVE AT FIRST
SIGHT KNIT??? DEFINITELY!!!
And here we go....-whooping 4 days later- on April 12th:
HEUREKA! IT IS FINISHED!!
|drying after washing - didn't block it, but instead chose to just pull it into shape and let it dry over night|
|FINISHED! dreary day, so no "outside" pictures:-(|
I used about 130 grams of OPAL Cotton 4-ply Sockyarn and 3,5 mm circular needles.
I did 12 increase chart-repeats and 10 body chart-repeats and then 12 decrease chart-repeats :-D
And my Mum absolutely loves it! :-D
... so she says anyway ...