I've been a naughty little blogger and haven't posted for 10 days!! And tonight I got a little prod to remind me to post, so here I am.
Today was a wonderfully sunny but cold day in the groovehood. We spent the morning and early afternoon in the backyard enjoying a picnic prepared by Lily and a game of hopscotch, or as she calls it hotchscotch. It was a dress-up picnic, have you been to many of those? I have. I was instructed I needed to wear my pettiskirt to this one.
I did get to finish it without frogging. I stalked Australian knitters on Ravelry who had recently knit with the kauni and sussed out from their projects what colour they had cast off in. I needed green or yellow. I was in luck. The lovely Lis has knit this same shawl, she cast off in green. She had some left over. She responded to my begging. I love Lis, she is the frogging saviour :D
I have to admit after finishing this sucker it sat in the knitting basket for, oh so many months before I finally blocked it. Keepinh the kids out from under your feet while blocking a shawl isn't easy. I blocked it on a single mattress that was placed on my bed during the day and then back on the sewing room floor during the night.
It was such an addictive knit. The beautiful vibrant colours, the enticement of the ever changing rainbow and the gradual unfolding of the pattern. I was totally transfixed awaiting to see how the colour changes panned out in relation to the yo rows.
If only this yarn wasn't so coarse and harsh to knit with. I had to put this project down on a number of occasions as the yarn rubbed my tensioning finger, like kitchen cotton does.
Golly gosh, it was worth it though. We love it. The rainbow child and I decided to share it. Sometimes she lets me wear it.
Pattern: Revontuli Shawl by Anne M
Yarn: Kauni Effektgarn 8/2 EQ, 170g (+ extra gram or so from Lis) from Jolly Jumbuck
Needles: Knit Picks 5.5mm
Promise not to leave it so long between posts next time. I have loads of crafty goodness to catch you up on, mostly knitting ;)