Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rainbows and Unicorns

I too was sucked into the Kauni crack addiction last week. I cast on this Swallowtail shawl the Saturday before last and finished it a week later. Both the pattern and the yarn are highly addictive, and I found it hard to stop once I started. I have a heap left over too, but I need to have a little break as even though the colours are spectacular, the coarseness of the yarn is very rough.I love it, and was feeling bereft after finishing it. The feeling has now passed, as I'm now currently entralled in knitting a toy unicorn. It's knit in a bazillion flat (!) pieces so will require an enormous amount of finishing, but I'm up for the task and hope to have an FO for show'n'tell early next week.

11 comments:

dash robin said...

you're whipping 'em out! Shawly(oh, is that the worst pun ever?) there must be a steady bamboo needle clicking sounds night and day in your house! Latest projects are gorg' sis, you are sooo clever.

Kat said...

wowee that one is quite spectacular Sam, you really do lace so well...

Alrischa said...

I love looking at pinned-out lace. It looks so difficult! What a pity the yarn isn't as soft as it is beautiful.

tikki said...

ooooh, that is super super beautiful!!!

Ann said...

Wow - it's gorgeous & the colors are spectacular. You have done a great job & looks good on you.

sweetp said...

Simply stunning. Well done.

Jeanne said...

Wow - gorgeous! I love the colors, and that is a great pattern.

seed said...

wow, this has the most amazing colour.

Have you seen the "Hemlock Ring Blanket", it has been kicking around for a couple of years now.
I marked it as a favourite at Ravelry about 100 years ago now (well it seems like it anyway), but have lacked the confidence to try it.
I have never knit in the round for a start. Just wondering if you or any friends had completed this particular project. Can see it at brooklyntweed.blogspot.com
He has adapted an old doily pattern into a lap blanket/knee rug.

Have been kept busy with Simple Sweater and now several scarves as gifts for a bride and groom.

Lucky-1 said...

Just lovely. I tried to find the pattern but not a lot of luck:(

Sam said...

the swallowtail shawl pattern can be found here Leeanne: http://www.evelynclarkdesigns.com/portfolio.html

The hemlock ring pattern is on my to-do list Caroline. I've heard that it's reasonably easy to make, and knitting in the round is mega-easy - no purling!

Sif said...

Oh, this one is beautiful. I'm so hooked on rainbows, if I saw this in a shop, I think I'd be willing to pay just about anything for it!