November 07, 2010

A challenging project

 This latest shawl is called Morlynn and was a challenge for me.

 As you can see it is very large
 It took 150gm of Jitterbug velvet Bilberry and approx 100gm of Alpaca silk.
 It was a challenge and I had to tink a few rows here and there on the final section:(
 I almost gave up and counting the stitches in each section of pattern got a little monotonous
 But now it is finished I am glad I carried on. I used my new set of blocking wires that I swapped for one of Mr Mog's latest projects(hackles for blending fibre). I was so pleased I had the wires as it really helped.
And before you ask no it isn't for me. Not sure what to do with it now it is finished. May swap for something?

13 comments:

Ellie said...

OH MY! It's gorgeous!!! I love the colors and it's just simply beautiful. I wish I could make something like that, but my skill level isn't up there (yet).

aniexma said...

Stunning!

Sea said...

What a gorgeous shawl!
My friend, Blue, from the US brought me a skein of laceweight for my birthday...it has a ridiculous amount of meterage/yardage..in excess of 1000...Haven't dared even wind into a ball yet.

Blue Witch said...

Gosh that looks like a labour of love (hearts!). I don't know how you produce it all so fast!

Kathy said...

How beautiful! It looks so delicate. I'm impressed!

Vicky said...

Stunning!!

Nettles said...

So very beautiful!

Helen said...

I love it. What would you consider swapping it for?

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

oh my word its beautiful!
i wish i were that good~i am in the process of making my first one for my sister~very basic just decreasing at the end of each row. no idea how its going to turn out but seems to be going okay (fingers crossed!)

tattyknits said...

This is really beautiful and worth the effort? Why aren't you going to keep it? The colours are wonderful.

>^.^<

xx

Lou said...

Ohhh, what a beautiful shawl! And I'm extra-impressed that you made it through the monotonous sections and finished it off. Stunning!

Laura said...

How beautiful! Congratulations on finishing it.

JM said...

your shawls are absolutely gorgeous.....