I think at this stage it’s redundant to point out that I’m not spectacular at finishing projects I start? Yes, good, then it won’t surprise you to learn that a project I’ve just bound off and blocked has been in the works for about two years.
I like to find new and interesting yarns when I travel, so on one of my many trips to Turku in 2011, I scoped out their local yarn merchants. The first place I found was Antilla, a big department store where I got my groceries. There I found some absolutely nummy alpaca which later (much later, of course) became this superbly cosy shawl.
I swear, I hate knitting feather and fan, but it seems I can never resist.
My next trip I found a smaller yarn shop, where I picked out some lovely pale green laceweight. I started knitting a Citron out of it, in 2012. Now more than a year after that, I finally finished.
Now I’m working on the Shoulder Shawl in Syrian Pattern, from Victorian Lace Today. This was one of the earliest pieces of lace I attempted, and frogged. Now I’m tackling it again and it makes for some lovely TV knitting. I’m nearly finished the centre and I can’t wait to get stuck into the knitted boarder. I do so love knitted on boarders.
Unless they’re feather and fan.