Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Aestlight Shawl Takes Flight

I finally had a photoshoot with Aestlight Shawl after blocking. What a delightful pattern! I love the construction and the shape which revealed itself in the blocking process. It reminds me of a bird in flight. I definitely want to knit more of Gudrun Johnston's designs. In fact, I want to knit another Aestlight soon.

Knitting the bird's eye lace was a lot of fun. I used lifelines periodically because if I had dropped a stitch or two it might have been a disaster trying to get back on track. Fortunately all went well. I didn't need the lifelines but it was comforting to know they were there.

Carmen Banana is running around with fig leaves until I knit her some clothing. I can hardly wait to put that project to rest. What was I thinking? I must have been mad to knit a monkey and even crazier to be knitting an evening dress for her. Well, I am drawing the line at the poodle skirt and twin least for now. I'm ready for another shawl.


KPiep said...

Oh Paula, it's beautiful! Absolutely lovely, and I hope you enjoy wearing it.

And don't give me any bad knitting vibes about the monkey! I have to knit two for Christmas....Mom and I each ordered a kit. She's knitting the clothes and I'm knitting the beasts.

Sonja said...

Love it. Good job on both the knitting and the photos :) I want to make one too out of Malabrigo Lace. Maybe when holiday knitting is over. I am a big fan of Gudrun Johnston AKA The Shetland Trader. She makes beautiful patterns.

Gudrun Johnston said...

Lovely! So glad you enjoyed the process of knitting it too!

Mrs. H (aka MrsAych) said...

It's beautiful. Very well done. :)

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