I wanted to follow the process of this huge shawl on the blog, but the darned cord that transfers photos from my camera to my laptop was missing and turned out just today... from my husbands backbag... I have a stinky feeling that this may be the result of my quick clean-ups at my home, when I stuff things in the less likely places all around the house without giving it a second thought. Ah well, at least it was safe traveling forth and back between home and office.
As a result here follow pictured process from day 1 to day 20:
02.02 Lõin silmi üles kaks korda. Ei olnud üldse tore. 599 silma on isegi nadi vaid korra üles luua. Aga ma rumal kudusin oma Möebiuse keerus miljon kahtesadat silma lausa 5 rida enne kui kohale jõudis. See on siis umbes peaaegu täpselt 1,5 kera lõnga. Ja siis ma lugesin ja lugesin ja veel kord lugesin neid silmi üle ja lõpuks õnneks ikka julgesin kuduma ka hakata.
02/02 I managed to cast-on twice. That wasn't nice because 599 stitches is not nice to CO again. Not to mention that I figured my Moebius mistake out after near 5 rows - that is nearly one and half ball of yarn. And then count and count and re-count countless times. Believe me you do not want to err with that many sts on your needles.
05/02 This where the expected setback happened. I ran out of beads. I had to wait until 13th of February to get the beads.
14.02 Eile tulid helmed. Huvi pärast ajasin õlasalli kolmele vardale - nagu näha tuleb sellest midagi suurt. See munakollane mõõtur on 150 cm pikk.
14/02 I just got the beads the day before and decided to spread out the shawl on 3 circulars to see how wide it was going to be. Obviously it was going to be wide (that measuring tape is 150 cm / 60 inches long).
16.02 Nagu tippsportlast kibutavad mindki vigastused - väike lõhe vasaku käe nimetissõrmel ning kogu projekt on ohus...
16/02 I've injured my left hand index finger. I have a small cut that often occurs when one is knitting a lot with drying hands. If you didn't know - knitting dries hands quite a deal.
Luckily my daughter takes care of me and offered one of her band-aids to help me through my injury.
18.02 Kolmneljandikku on valmis. Koon ridu aina kiiremini - lühenevad hoogsalt. Iga mustrikorraga 10 silma. Aga! teen palju vigu ka, vist sellepärast, et terve aeg olen kudunud 100 cm ringvarrastega, oleks vähemalt 120seid vaja. Vahepeal kahandasin valesti, siis kudusin läbi eelmise rea silmuse. Esimene viga tähendas 10 cm üles harutamist, teisest saab heegelnõelaga jagu.
18/02 The wrap is 3/4 done, it goes much faster to knit a row, but I've been making silly mistakes, like decreasing too much or too little, or knitting into the stitch below (often happens when knitting on high speed and in stockinette stitch), I've had to rip back 10 cm (4 inches) once but usually my good friend crochet hook helps me out.
20/02 Fresh off the needles. Washing and darning in the ends are ahead.
Peidan otsi. Alguses oli neid 22, siis otsustasin ilu eesmärgil lõnga kaheks jagada - seega 44 otsa.
I'm darning. I only had 22 ends. Until I decided to split the yarn and it became 44. But I got through it pretty fast.
Leotasin salli ära. Oi, oi, oi kasvas teine veel juppmaad. Unustasin, meriino venib juba nagu hull. Mul on kuningamõõtu voodi - seegi kippus väikseks jääma. Mõõted annavad, et enne pesu olnud 22st silmast 10 cm kohta on järele jäänud 19 silma 10 cm kohta. Vaatnii on lood. Laiust 210 cm lausa.
The shawl is blocking. And it became even bigger (I have a king size bed). And then I remembered. Merino stretches - A LOT!!! So from 22 sts per 4 inches / 10 cm it fell down to 19 sts. Here it is, on the ground with two 60 inch / 150 cm measuring tapes close by to show the size.
Lisaks sai sisse lükitud 1200 kandilist Toho Crafti helmest - klaasist kuldse sisemusega.
I used app. 1200 Toho Craft square beads - they are gold lined and it gives them a darker color than they really have.
Mõni lähivõte keskjoonest, kus paneelid kohtuvad.
This is a closeup of the central part here panels come together.
And the last shot:
Lõng: 11 kera Sublime Yarns Cashmere Merino Silk DK (75% extrafine merino, 20% siidi, 5% kašmiiri; 127 yrd/116 m 50 gr kohta)
Varras: 4.5 mm
Muster: Sivia Hardingu Mimosa Big Girl Knits raamatust
Lisaks: 1200 Toho Crafti helmes värvis nr 39
Muudatusi: kasutasin vähem helmeid, servad jäid vabaks, ning ka teemantmotiivi neid sisse ei kudunud.
Yarn: 11 balls of Sublime Yarns Cashmere Merino Silk DK (75% extrafine merino, 20% silk, 5% cashmere; 127 yrd/116 m for 50 gr ball)
Needle: 4.5 mm
Pattern: Mimosa by Sivia Harding from Big Girl Knits
Extra: 1200 Toho Craft square beads, color 39
Changes: I used less beads. I didn't insert beads in the diamonds and didn't put them on the edges as well.