Thursday, December 18, 2014

A week's absence

Yes, it's been a whole week since I last posted.  I really do have a good excuse: the computer was in the shop.  But now it's all fixed up, and the malware is off.  The computer should be running like a champ.

Knitting news: I finished the Nurmilintu Scarf. It's knit with lace weight yarn and size 2 needles. (I worked on it for 2 1/2 months, but it seemed like a lot longer.) Not a flattering picture.  Could I have found a more colorful towel on which to block this scarf???  I obviously did not choose it for its qualities as a background. Not even sure you can distinguish the variegated colors and lacy bits in the scarf.  The bind off on the lacy edge was new to me: bind off 5, cast on 2 by using the knitted cast-on method, then repeat.  It made an interestingly scalloped edge.  So, when the blocking is finished and the loose threads are woven in, I'll attempt a more artistic shot.  But, most importantly, it's OFF THE NEEDLES!

I'm excited to work on something new...but haven't quite had the time to make a decision; so many projects in the que.  And too many other holiday tasks have been keeping me on the run.


  1. Even on the crazy color towel, it is easy to see that your shawl is gorgeous.

  2. Glad that I got to see this in person yesterday. It is gorgeous! Nice job

  3. Beautiful finish! WOW. Size 2s..that's a tiny teeny stitch!

  4. Very pretty! I have this one printed off, too, but somehow missed the sz. 2 needles part..... Nice work!