Revontuli mini shawl finished and blocked and looking lovely, if I say so myself. Revontuli is Finnish for ‘northern lights’, and the colours of the yarn are like the aurora borealis.
pattern: Revontuli-huivi (Northern Lights) by AnneM – yarn: Regia Hand-dye Effect 06551 – ravelry project page
The plan is for it to be raffled to help raise funds for C to go to the Scout World Jamboree next year. It’s in Norway so the northern lights theme is most apt (although it will be the wrong time of year to see the lights, they will have the midnight sun instead).
oh and I just realised I have never blogged about the other shawlettes I’ve made in the past few months. They turn out to be far more useful and practical than I imagined – used as triangular scarves they are awesome.
There was Herbivore, bought as a Help for Haiti pattern, knitted from Mrs Skeins‘ beautiful BfL sock yarn and worn constantly by me until the weather got too warm
pattern: Herbivore by Stephen West – yarn: Skeins superwash BfL sock yarn – ravelry project page
There was Easter Bandit, for by BFF’s easter gift
pattern: Springtime Bandit by Kate Gagnon Osborn – yarn: Violet Green Solemate in Delphiniums & Cream – ravelry project page
And, saving the best for last, a swallowtail shawl for my sister. I actually finished this year but it was embargoed until her birthday. It’s the first time I have done lace ‘proper’, in lace weight and with nupps and everything. It was pretty challenging but I love the finished object.
pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark – yarn: ‘mystery lace’ – ravelry project page
Shawlettes are the new socks!