Sunday, April 12, 2009

Revontuli is finished in time for Easter

I can not express enough how much fun I had with this project. It was a real challenge to spin the yarn so that the stripes would be in the same proportion when there was only 20 stitches and then later over 450. I think it came out pretty balanced. Here it is blocking:

All spread out, getting ready to go to Easter lunch.



From the front:



I think this one captures the colors best:



And lastly I have had this vintage pin for eons. A few months ago I was cleaning out my jewelry chest and almost got rid of it. I am so glad I didn't because it works perfectly with the shawl. I plan on bringing this shawl with me to NJ this week to wear to church on Sat. I am so proud of it.



8 comments:

cheryl said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. You did an outstanding job spinning and knitting. I think you can be very proud of the shawl and I hope you have it forever and wear it often.........

Judy said...

Just beautiful. I can't believe you spun and knit this. Wow. It will be perfect for a spring trip to the east coast.

aemcdraw said...

Beautiful!!!

Throws Like A Girl said...

So pretty!

Knitting by the Pond said...

It is stunning! Great job! I love it!

Susanna Donato said...

Beautiful! I didn't realize you'd spun the yarn, too -- wow!

Tattooed and Crafty said...

It's such a beautiful shawl.

Just like Rachel said: Heirloom quality. :)

StarSpry said...

It's beautiful, Claudia!!