Sunday, August 24, 2008

Closing ceremonies...

Pics of Mystic Meadow blocking - this is the whole thing - sort of upside down, in that the cast-off is nearest the camera...

An idea of the openness of the top part, which is mainly yarnovers...

And the more densely-stitched bottom section - looks like grasses...


This is near the cast-off edge. It's bizarre - the chart looks extremely geometric, but the final result is very fluid...

So, the details:

Pattern: Mystic Meadows Stole by Anna Dalvi
Yarn: Enchanté by Kaalund in Lavender
Needles: 3.5mm (US4) Addi lace circular
Finished size: 50cm (20") by 180cm (72").

I did finish the Hypoteneuse shawl (casting it off while the closing ceremonies were going on) which is now also blocked - photos of that tomorrow...

Have spent most of today battling something disgusting and sinusy, probably a result of the cold I had last week, and moving furniture - my CD and DVD storage had become somewhat disastrous and precarious as both had completely run out of space - so I've ordered another bookcase for upstairs, moved the upstairs bookcase downstairs and filled it with CDs, thrown away the existing DVD storage, moved the DVDs into the CD bookcase... Not sure I want all the CDs in the dining room in perpetuity, but it'll certainly do for the moment and there's a little bit of space for expansion, particularly in the DVD storage...

I also remembered that a very small relative has a 1st birthday this week so another bit of speed knitting to one of my favourite patterns is under way. No photos yet...

3 comments:

Wibbo said...

Well done for finishing both of your Ravelympics challenges! The silk shawl looks absolutely gorgeous :D

CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper) said...

Simply beautiful!!!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

The Mystic shawl is lovely, Liz. You have done a great job with it!

Now, can I borrow it?

Jane, waving like mad from CH where I Do Not Knit