November 19, 2008

My new best friend

I'm so happy with this, I keep it by my side in the sofa instead of my loved ones... It's so soft, and shiny, and warm!

Shetland triangle shawl

How could i not love this? It's silk, merino and purple, three of the best things in my world. (Ravelrized)

I've started a sibling for it that's a bit "rougher around the edges". Blue and gray Evilla Artyarn. Now there's a scratchy surprice. It does not feel so bad in the skein, but knitting with it is very twine like. I hope it softens up considerably when it's washed. Why else would so many people claim to love this yarn?

I've been working on the second shawl like a crazy person. There is just too much happening at work these days and I definately feel like I need all the "knitting yoga" and "stitch mantras" I can get when I come home.
(I can spell Martti Ahtisaari without using a cheat sheet already. Crazy, I never thought I'd be able to do that.) Busy work days is also why I've not been blogging as much as I'd like recently. All will be better after December 10th!


Bonnie said...

Mmm, the silk really makes it shine. Such a beautiful color!

Isn't it amazing how fast the Shetland Triangle knits up?

Bezzie said...

Beautiful! I don't blame you for keeping it close!

Theresa said...

Soooo beautiful! And so you!! The Evilla does soften up a little, but I don't think that's why we love it.