Shawls well that ends well

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.

3 thoughts on “Shawls well that ends well

  1. That is beautiful. Such a sweet pale honeydew hue. I’ve heard those are tiresome to knit because the stitches increase and increase and it feels like it goes on forever so fir play for finishing it!

  2. I want to get some spinning done tonight, but I haven’t been as productive as I’d like.

    After the shoulder shawl, there’s an other shawl from VLT on the needles that’s reasonably close to the end, so I want to plug on through that for a bit, but that’s slightly less TV knitting friendly.

  3. Citron turned out gorgeous!! Now you have me thinking of another one. Are there any other shawl wips back on the needles now that the weather is perfect for lace knitting?

    I noticed the wheel as your prop – is it still getting some spinning time?