Today’s the day

Finished object #1

One down, let me present the next in line – you might remember from old posts: Little Bird Lullaby (the pattern is Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander). 

I want it done before this month moves on. It only misses the border, which is where I stalled because I wanted to make a different one from the pattern.

I’m not into lacy, pointy edges and found some more-me alternatives in one of the many knitting books in my library: The Complete Book of Knitting by Barbara Abbey. I want a knitted border, not too frilly but with a nice motif, perhaps something like a leaf or so (I love plants), that can be knitted on without sewing and follows the skewed shape of the shawl. Easy, she said.

11 thoughts on “Today’s the day

  1. Julia says:

    Congratulations! It looks great. 🙂

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    Wow, so neat and what an attractive yarn with all those flecks.Fantastic.

  3. Alissa Head says:

    I love your speckled vest!

  4. kathyreeves says:

    Your vest looks great! Enjoy wearing it. 😍

  5. I love the colors in the vest. That helps it go with so many outfits. It’s very friendly looking. The shawl colors are so peaceful. I would have picked that yarn as well. 😉 Looking forward to seeing it completed and how you do the border.

    • itwasjudith says:

      Thank you! The colourway of the yarn for the shawl is called dragonfly and I fell in love with it. Sadly the independent dyer ceased trading to start a new endeavour. I love blue and green, so am naturally attracted to that type of yarn.. dragonfly, peacock, kingfisher.

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