15 February, 2012

Virginia Shawl and Spring mittens


I am so thankful to Liv
for knitting help!
I had to have my Virginia shawl reworked
in edition to the proof reading.
I had worked the shawl three times myself,
and it is easy to overlook something in a pattern
when you get to familiar with it.
Liv is a fabulous, experienced knitter,
her sharp eye found some small errors,
and they are now taken care of.


I have worked the shawl in different yarns,
and will suggest you work it in your own favorite lace yarn
if you want it as light as this is.
We like different yarn brands,
and in an item like this it doesn't really matter.
This lavender yarn above has some silk in it,
and is a very fine, light weight.
My first shawl I worked in a little heavier wool, lace yarn,
still a airy light shawl, maybe a little warmer.


 These days I am also working on a new mitten pattern
(what a surprise, ha hah...).
The winter is so mild here this year,
the grass still green, and the flowers still blooming.
The rest of the day I will be found outside
in my favorite chair,
finishing the smallest size of these,
before I start working the larger.
Pattern to come....

Hope you all had a Happy Valentines day!


7 comments:

MayM said...

Praktfullt sjal og nydelige votter, Randi :-)

Ruth said...

Lekkert sjal i en helt nydelig farge. Jeg så det inne på bloggen til LivM også. Hun er skikkelig proff. :)

Aberdeen du? Vet du jeg tror du bør være glad for at det ikke ble noe av, det er en skikkelig nitrist by. Stygt å si selvfølgelig, men det syns jeg. Ikke så varmt som i Texas, det kan jo være et pluss.

Ja, man blir litt sånn hengende mellom himmel og jord når man er midt i en sånn flytting. Men nå er det ikke så lenge igjen.

Håper du har en fin vår og en god uke.

Lilla Kullan said...

Så fint.:-) Stina

Rani said...

I can't get over how lush the setting is for your photos. If you could only see how sterile and brown and blech it is out side my window. To have a palm tree in my back yard!?!? Oh, heavenly days.

Such a pretty shawl. And the mittens, too.

Berit's said...

Flotte mønster, som alltid hos deg Randi. Titter innom med jevne mellomrom for å få inspirasjon i hverdagen. Lekkre farger. Ta kontakt når du kommer til gamle landet igjen, var kjekt å treffes. Klem fra Berit

2ne said...

Lekkert sjal

Ninne said...

Deilig sjal og søte votter! Gratulerer med enda ett og snart to nydelige mønstre! Klem fra meg!