Month: January 2009

January 23, 2009

A new Finished Object – my Kauni Rainbow version of the Swallowtail Shawl. This project has a long history – this is a long post!

“…The project went well, or so I thought, and it grew very quickly – but looked somewhat odd. I had knitted shawls before, but only tip-up, with a clear understanding of the increases and the way on which it was shaped. Trying to get my head around the centre-top, out-and-down construction was difficult. In fact, I adopted a wait-and-see approach, looking forward to the eventual surprise…”

January 14, 2009

Three finished objects in one post!

“It seems like forever since I began the Baby Surprise Jacket. I had just heard that a friend and former colleague and his wife were to have a baby. Baby was due December 16th, but I couldn’t resist casting on immediately. I got most of the jacket done in a day, knitted a bit more the day after… then it languished – for reasons I am now uncertain about.

The project took a kick in the pants when N e-mailed me this week …”