onsdag 14 oktober 2009

Princess, finished!

My dear Princess, finally you are mine. You have been such good company all spring and summer. I'm gonna miss you!

Yarn Zegna Baruffa "Diamante" 196g 2/28nm from Colourmart.com. Knitted with 2.5mm Addi Lace circulars (60cm and 80cm, but the 80cm is too long for this project, even if it is enormous). Pattern Sharon Miller, Heirloom Knitting. Original pattern shawl has two more border repeats (feathers). Mine has nine feathers because my yarn is a 2-ply Measures: top width 2.7m! Top to tip about 1.4m. I seems like my spare time maths is quite accurate too. I got my Princess exactly the way I wanted it.

I feel a bit empty. What am I to do now? Start a new project? Well, yes, I will :-)

söndag 11 oktober 2009


Patisserie ordered by my five year old daughter. I hope she will be pleased when she finds the cake tomorrow morning :-)

Princess, aiming at the edge

Closer and closer to the edge. About 11 edging points left (18 on the picture shown below).

fredag 2 oktober 2009

Estonian lace, Peacock tail and leaf scarf

Again. I have started another project while knitting the Princess. I have longed to make this scarf, and as a travelling piece it is perfect (but a bit boring). I am using the left overs from the Wide bordered shawl I knitted last summer. I started with a pure cashmere yarn, but it was too fragile. I got tired of fixing the beakage points and started all over again. I added two repeats to the width. This merino is so soft and blocking really makes a difference!

Getting around the corner

Two edging points with double joins before the corner and the same after the corner is enough to get a flat corner. I prefer not having too many increased joins at corners otherwise the lacy effect disappears. A knitted lace shawl shall be transparent, not opaque :-)


Some souvenirs from my trip to Russia in September. I love the handmade and handembroidered mittens from the Izmailova market. The Matroushkas in the box are aimed for a Christmas tree.