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.
Quick recap – some little progress on a couple of projects and a few more WIPs that need to come out of their hibernation state.
The Holiday Vest got s bunch of rows added and a snap pic of the current state of the back part:
Not long ago I started a stash-busting mindless project: the 44^2 Blanket. It’s just made out of squares in a Native Americans colour theme (which I’m probably the only one to see!) – it’s reached its 25% mark thus far:
I also bought some more yarn – it was truly a one-off opportunity… auctions ending on a sunday with hardly any bidders! So, on that front I’m well into the BLE mark. I also had fun swatching some green Shetland wool. Photos below…
Finally, I ‘ve poking around tech stuff – which is a separate matter, so I won’t bother you with the details 🙂
With cabin luggage only, there was no space to bring yarny stuff.
But then I wanted to knit, so the easy solution was to get some yarn locally: I chose Avantgarde from Adriafil, because it’s locally made pure wool and can be machine-washed. I liked the pale blue shade with bits of colour.
I made up a simple pattern for a vest – nothing very special, just a simple project.
After coming back from the holiday, things became quite hectic: I graduated and started interviewing.
Today I finally resumed work on the back part of the vest and, despite the 4ply yarn, the progress is visible – better, it would have been visible if I had taken recent pictures!
The project is ravelled as Holiday Vest. Some old pictures – apologies for the rather poor quality:
Holiday Vest, the front
Holiday Vest, waist part
I fully appreciate that photos from the holiday sightseeings would have constituted a far more interesting post content!
Lucia Scalisi is a formally trained Conservator of Paintings with over 30 years experience both in the Museum and private sectors. Conservation is carried out to Museum standards and Continuous Professional Development is a feature of this practice.