I was just trying to find a mirror with a fairly neutral background to try and self-photo my finished Tempest (!) when in the spare room I found this....
It's been blocking for over a month!!! I just totally forgot all about it and couldn't even remember what it was when I first saw it. I've posted a previous photo but it wasn't quite finished then and certainly not blocked so I feel justified in showing this one again.
Of course it's Rona Lace Shawl from Knitpicks and the yarn is Violet Green's Silk/Cashmere 2ply lace in colour Emerald.
This must be one of the fastest little knits in existence.
It's Tempest from Spring Knitty 2008. I used Poshyarn Lei in colours Floozy and Harmony on 4.5mm needles. And I used exactly one skein of each with just six 10" long strands left over for emergencies! I knew there would only just be enough yarn but I hadn't realised how close I was to not having enough. It has knitted into the lightest softest thing you can imagine.
It will fasten -it just needs buttons - oh yes and I might have to block it. It would have been easier to seam if I'd blocked the pieces but there you are.
I enjoyed knitting this (apart from all the time wondering if there'd be enough yarn) and I shall knit another. Although the size I knitted - the smallest- fits me (just) with negative ease, I feel more at home with slightly more ease and so next time I shall do the third size and I shall knit the fronts and back at the same time to avoid some seaming. And I don't think I'll slip the first stitch of each row as given because I found my row ends were very loose and not easy to seam at all neatly. And I shall have enough yarn to make the sleeves longer.
Oh yes, there's this as well -
Soo was sharp eyed and spotted it blocking on the kitcen table in one of the yarn shots last post. It's Chanson En Crochet and I saw it first on her blog - thank you Soo!.
It's a very speedy little capelet from WrapStyle and available here. The yarn is the RYC Bamboo Soft that was originally knitted into the beautiful-looking but ill-fated Glade. I was very glad to find a use for it because it's a lovely drapey yarn (although *very* splitty). I see this needs a button at the top too.
Thank you for your good wishes for my eye op tomorrow. Fingers crossed.