Thursday, 2 September 2010

Irtfa'a Shawl (or 'Earning My Wings')

I went to the Botanics today to take some pictures (finally) of my humungoid Irtfa'a shawl, which has been nestled around my shoulders for much of this manic month.

Above I am spreading out the magical cloak of dreams. Its wingspan is so much bigger than mine; I think of the wandering albatross every time I wear it.

The gardens were in vibrant bloom, and virtually deserted - the perfect place for knittish swishing about.

It was rather tricky to show off its beautiful bigness on my tiny frame and, as always, the multi-dimensional brilliance of Lilith's yarn is difficult to capture.

I would recommend the pattern; I did get ever so slightly bored of the small feather section, but the finished effect is definitely worth the slog. This is the largest project I have ever completed, taking over half a mile of yarn! I feel like I have earned my knitterly wings.

That's shawl, folks.


  1. Wow! It looks so good! I may have to make one - after the wedding shawl (which should earn my my knitting wings, I hope :)

  2. Oh my gosh, lovely, lovely, lovely!!! Amazing work and beautiful to look at. Bet it's even softer than it looks.

  3. Ooh, what are you making for your wedding shawl, Ruth?

    And yes, it is very snuggly indeed - hooray for cashmere, silk and alpaca blends!


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