Everything that could go wrong, went horribly, horrendously, appalingly wrong. I forgot the shawl in various places; when I was half way through I realized that the knitted cast-on was way too tight for blocking, which led to me frogging the cast-on end and casting off the stitches on that edge very loosely; one or two of the first nupps actually ripped because I didn't know how much I could stretch those 7 stitches that made the nupp; while grafting it turnt out that the 409 sts edge was too long for the shawl (heaven knows why) and the grafted edge became a bit uneven; blocking was a bitch and I did it at least twice to get the shawl to even resemble something symmetrical. Oh the blocking, I still have nightmares about that. Despite everything, I'm incandescently happy about my shawl and hence the pic flood. Bare with me.
pattern: Crown Prince Square Shawl by Nancy Bush, from Knitted Lace of Estonia
yarn: BC Garn Kamgarn, 105g
needles: Addi Lace 3,5mm
I don't know how to wear this thing, I'm so used to just wrapping shawls and scarves around my neck. Any smart tips? Are these kinds of shawls only for shoulders?
Here's the nupps in close-up. This was my first touch with this technuque and just as a piece of advice: sharp tipped needles are your friends when making the nupps. See the beginning of the text as a reference to what happens with poor needles and obstinacy.
It was my birthday yesterday and since I was the birthday girl, my boyfriend willingly took as many pics as I wanted. I guess in the crafts world that says romance.
This is a present from my friend. Simply just perfect, I love brooches, I love vintage and I love roses. Gsus, that woman must be a clairvoyant. That or then she just runs around in vintage stores with me.
Happy birthday to me from me: before going to see the ultimate romantic date night film The Raid: Redemption, chosen by me, my boyfriend and I visited Tallipiha Stable Yards here in Tampere. Lovely little shops, I found these babies in one them. 100 x 150cm fabric for 5 euros and 7 cool lion buttons for 0,50 euros. They had other wonderful fabrics and buttons and lace ribbons and satin ribbons and and and. Thank goodness that my man was with me to hit the brakes. Oh, there was a chocolate shop too that sold vegan chocolates with raspberry and strawberry filling. How convenient that I'm on a sweet strike until September.