February 16, 2009

Ishbel


Continuing with the slow knitting phase, trying to avoid setting random deadlines and then getting stressed for not reaching them, I knit Ishbel at a relaxed pace. It was a perfect project for that kind of a purpose, being medium-sized, and easy while not boring. I knit the smaller version, which I'm planning to use as a scarf, but it may have to wait a bit further into the spring to be used, since the current weather requires more heavy-weighted neck wear.

Once again, I knit with Ohut Pirkkalanka, which is quickly establishing itself as one of my favorite yarns. I used 4 mm Addi lace circulars, which were a total joy to work with (only maybe something slightly shorter than 100 cm would have been more appropriate).

8 comments:

  1. the color is stunning. a harbinger of spring. god, your photo are good.

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  2. stunning in that shade..so alive and fun...great job!

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  3. It's beautiful! I love the bright color, too!

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  4. Oh my that is one of the most beautiful Ishbels I have seen so far. Lovely. Do you happen to know if there is anywhere to buy Ohut Pirkkalanka online?
    Cheers xo

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  5. Pirkanmaan Kotityƶ has an online store, and an English language version of it here: http://www.taitopirkanmaa.fi/epages/pirkanmaa.axl/?ObjectID=3694&Locale=en_GB
    They do ship to other countries than Finland. If their shipping charges for small orders are outrageous, I could help you out by buying the yarn locally and then sending it.

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  6. Thank you Helena, I did find the shop after I posted my original comment--bless Ravelry!--I should have looked there first, I'm sorry. Wow, yes, their shipping charge to the States is 67 euros, ouch. I will contact you privately via Ravelry, if that is okay, to set up a little yarn deal? Cheers...talk to you on Rav. :-D
    fey

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  7. Yeah, let me know what colors and amounts you want, and we'll figure it out :)

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