Saturday, December 29, 2007

Nupps stands for...


Today is THE DAY. My best friend is getting married and I am not ashamed to say, I finished her shawl yesterday. Yup, blocked all day and night and it is done. I love it. I love it so much I don't want to give it away, but I love Sylvie so much I will. The bride is not camera shy at all, so I'll see if I can get photos of her wearing the shawl.

Off to taste the champagne and calm the bride.... but here's some photos. Check me out on Ravelry too : minisoup.

  • Pattern: Estonian Garden Shawl by Evelyn Clark
  • Yarn: Lang Bebe Superwash Wool (yes, you read that right... and it is splitty)- 4 balls
  • Needles: US5 Bryspun Circulars
  • Modifications: Sylvie is petite and French so she knows how to wear wraps and scarves, but I didn't want to overpower her gorgeous dress. So, I deleted 4 repeats from the center.
  • Comments: I want one. I am seriously considering making this again in a different color. I don't knit lace and I wasn't sure I could do this, but it was easy, the directions were simple and overall, the result is stunning.

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This shawl was only capable of being completed by not-so-gentle prodding by PC ("are you done yet?" and "wedding's this weekend y'know") and this beast being occupied with this and not the yarn:
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Pumpkin apologizes for monopolizing her mommy for a few weeks.... she'll be a better blogger in 2008.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Has it really been that long? Uff da. (that one's for Viking Mama... us Norweigans have to stick together).

Work trip to DC netted an FO for my sis-in-law... the Brea bag. It's getting a lining this week and I have to call WEBS for a strap. You'll get a photo soon.

I have to confess: I gave up on Christmas knitting. I did. I bought presents and put the knitting aside. I joked around to my parents that they are getting MLK-Day sweaters instead. I am happy with it. I will give my brother his slipper socks sometime after Christmas. I just can't deal with the stress right now. I do have a HUGE knitting project that needs to be done by 12/29 (blocked and everything), so that's my priority. I am 1/2 way through it and I have Friday off... a Saturday night snowstorm, Sunday football... I think I am in good shape considering I have the pattern memorized. :)

IF I get the shawl done by the end of the weekend (and block next week!)--- I have one little thing to knit. It's a secret. Sorry :(

I will try to take a photo tonight to show you the Brea bag. An Elizabeth bag got shipped to England (PC's sister) without a photo.... but that's ok.

:) Mini