Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Making a start

I've made a start on the beautiful shawl. The colours really are gorgeous and this photo doesn't do them justice. The pattern is easy to follow and the mitred squares are much easier than I anticipated. The hardest part is dealing with the yarn as it's so fine and wispy. As there are so many colours, and hence lots of ends to weave in, I've started weaving them in as I go by using the 2 handed Fair Isle method. I always find it off-putting when I get to the end of a colourwork project and have to spend ages weaving in the ends.
This afternoon I began wallpapering the lounge and Barney helped in his own inimitable way.

7 comments:

heldasland said...

Its looking good

Linda said...

The scarf is looking great. Did you see Crazy Aunt Purl's blog site? There is a photo of a person in Seattle wearing one. Now I really want one!

Linda

Susie Hewer said...

Thanks for the kind comments. I've got quite a bit further now as it's rather addictive.

Linda, thank you for telling me about Crazy AP's site. The shawl does look amazing. Are you in Italy now?

Bik Ki said...

Dear Susie,

Greetings from Hong Kong and Betake Marketing (HK) Limited!We are writing on behalf of a renowned property developer in Hong Kong.They are impressed with your marvelous work from your website and would like to invite you to Hong Kong for a knitting related charity event from Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2007. We are pleased to offer air ticket and accommodation for you. If you are interested to have more details please reply to rebecca@betake.com.hk. Look forward to hearing from you soonest.

Regards,
Rebecca Lau

Susie Hewer said...

Hi Rebecca,

Many thanks for your kind words. I am always happy to support worthwhile charities in whatever way I can. Please could post some details about your event on here?

Susie

Bik Ki said...

Dear Susie,

Sure. Can you provide your email address and I'll send you some event details. You may also drop a line to laubikki@gmail.com. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks.

Rebecca

TutleyMutley said...

Hi Susie - yep that was me bidding for the Alice Starmore book - but I'm not paying silly money! I've got some good reference type fairisle books anyway...
Your shawl is looking lovely - what 'big fair isle' you going to knit then?