Sunday, 24 July 2016

What's happening next?


"Never again.". A four day and 200 kilometre long walk has just finished in my home town. According to a lady on the bus, a local newspaper had polled that 70% of those who crossed the finish line of this monster marathon swore to never again put themselves through this...  yet more than half will probably return again next year, and the next, and the next. What does that have to do with knitting? Well, I just finished the longest and largest shawl I've ever made!

Before blocking
It's Gudrun Johnson's Hansel Hap, that I talked about in my previous blog post. Blocking was a challenge, and I had to create a surface to block it on that was both large enough and away from cat paws, that would make Pat & Mat weep with pride! The blocking is just finished, thanks to a heatwave it was dry within half a day or so. I still have to take better pictures to show you the end result, and a full report will follow once said heatwave has passed somewhat.


When I just finished this hap, I could have sworn that I wouldn't start another huge hap, well not never, but not soon either. So, with pride I'm ready to announce my next WIP;



Never again? Yes, again! Just like all those marchers, I can't help myself! I'm in love with Kate Davies' Book of Haps. I'm ready to cast on with yarn from a new to me indie-dyer and and I can't wait to try it out and see how it knits up! The pattern I've picked is Veera Välimäki's Theme and Variation, and I'll be casting on the largest size... obviously.

Happy summer knitting,
I'll check back with all of you soon!

5 comments :

Tahnee said...

Cannot wait to see the blocked results of the hap, but this sneak preview sure looks promising. And that yarn you picked for you next project, swoon!! <3 <3

Kat Riddell said...

There's something so addictive about big cozy shawls-the pictures of this one look wonderful so far, I can't wait to see the whole thing!

The Knitting Nanny said...

Those are lovely colors that you chose! I just bought that book when I was in Scotland, can't wait to knit a few!

Nisse said...

Hi Kat and Tahnee,

Thanks for your comments! I'll try to do a finished object post asap. I just casted on the new hap!

<3

Nisse said...

Hey Sierra!

Thank you! I hope you had a pleasant trip in Scotland, seems the most appropriate place to pick up the Book of Haps ;)