Saturday, January 26, 2013

WIPocalypse time!

Mayas were wrong or we had no idea how to interpret their calendar. It did not end, it started all over - so our WIPocalypse. Yep, we are doing it again - trying to finish our projects. For more info check Measi's Musings.

I was working on the replica of the pincushion from the year 1800. Here is my progress:
And I will not stop until I finish it. This year I will work on one project at the time. Well... say stitching project.

During 'Grow Your Blog' event I came across Vicki's blog Stitchy Mc Floss and fell in love with her new project - knitted shawl. She provided a link to the pattern, I looked at it, printed and yesterday I was shopping for yarn. There is only one yarn shop in our land of the Aurora Borealis and that's where I went. They did not have yarn that was mentioned in the chart (not even that brand) so I was looking and looking and finally I founded!

Lovely, soft, silky yarn: 42% silk, 40% cotton and 18% wool made in Japan. You can't tell from the picture but trust me, it feels wonderful against the skin.

I did not knit for ages! I learned to knit as a very young girl from my grandmother. She was an awesome knitter! So I pulled the needles, cast some stitches and started to knit thinking of my grandma. I knitted until the whole ball of yarn was used then I took a picture and started another one...
I did not follow the pattern very closely, I usually look at the pattern and the picture and the needles start 'flying'. I think my eyelets are a little further apart than in the original. Not much, just a couple of rows. I do not care though and I like the way it looks.

As for my stitchy project - it did not change, I will work on the list from last year. If you like you can see it here.

So long my friends,
Evalina

29 comments:

  1. Evalina, that shawl looks beautiful already.

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  2. Love the color of your scarf! Im with you on the trying to stick with working one stitch project at a time. Good luck!

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  3. The shawl is looking great, such a pretty colour :)

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  4. That's a very pretty color. The shawl is beautiful

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  5. Great progress on the pincushion. The shawl you are knitting is gorgeous. I love the color of the yarn. Green is my favorite color.

    Linda

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  6. Beautiful shawl! I'll have to check out the pattern.
    Sarah x

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  7. Noro wool works up beautifully. Very pretty shawl:)

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  8. That shawl is beautiful; more lovely stitches.

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  9. Oh my goodness, that is so beautiful. I love Noro yarn. I think your shawl is perfect. :)

    Thank you for the kind words and for visiting with me...and I am so happy that you started knitting again, and that it has brought back such fond and loving memories of your GrandMother. :)

    Hugs and blessings friend.

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  10. Your shawl is so pretty! A great color!

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  11. I often think of the person who taught me to knit, especially when casting on a new project.
    That yarn is a very pretty green. Or "greens" since there are so many shades!

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  12. Your pincushion is amazing Evalina and I admire you so much for your patience in stitching all the over 1's.

    A shawl is such a useful thing to have to hand, I often wear one in the evenings. You have chosen a beautiful wool to work with. My Nana taught me how to knit and I often think of her when I do any needle craft.

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  13. The shawl looks very pretty so far. I like the colour of that yarn!

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  14. the shawl is looking so pretty..so sweet..
    lovely stitching x

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  15. It is amazing how long stitching over one actually takes isn't it? I love it. And it always, always ends up being worth it.

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  16. Your shawl is so pretty and the Noro yarn you choose is so pretty. I am a novice knitter but I think I might look this one up and give it a try.

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  17. Your pincushion is coming along so nicely! You will be flying through your projects by stitching one at a time. It's wonderful that you know how to knit and didn't forget! Your shawl will be so soft and comfy!

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  18. Lovely stitching!
    And the yarns looks so pretty! Love the shawl you made with it :)

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  19. lovely stitching and great knitting, I learnt from my Nana too, but it really is a skill I need to improve upon one day x

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  20. Great stitching and the knitting looks pretty too.

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  21. What a beautiful shawl...I envy people who can knit; I have tried and just don't get it! The pincushion looks great!

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  22. I love that shaded green yarn - so pretty!
    Your pincushion looks great, too!

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  23. Hello Evalina~I love the yarn you're using for your shawl. I am so very partial to greens, and the work you've done on it looks very nice. The stitched piece also is coming right along. Will stop by again soon.

    LindaLee from
    CrossN' My Stitches

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  24. oooooooooooo ... yarn envy!! I could tell by the picture that it was soft and drapey and reading what it's made from just confirmed my first impression. :o)

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  25. Oh I love the sampler and the yarn and the who cares if it is exact it is beautiful shawl. I love all your work I wished I had of paid more attention to my Mom's knitting. B

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  26. Beautiful work on the stitching and knitting. I love the pretty colour you chose for your shawl

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  27. Thank goodness those Mayans were wrong - I have so much stitching I want to do! :). Love that green color you're knitting with...looking beautiful! So touching that you shared memories of your grandma.

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