Tuesday, June 07, 2011
We are back from our short vacation in Wales, and I've started my new job this week so I haven't had time to select from the hundreds of photos a few to show you, but I promise I will soon. We had a great time, the weather even cooperated in the end, and my only regret is that I only managed to visit one yarn shop during the whole week !
In the meantime here's my finished Coraline, which I still can not believe it took me almost 3 years to complete. Not sure why it took so long, it was on stand-by for most of that time, I guess I was discouraged by all that stockinette in such small needles. When I finally got to the fun part (the smocking) it went really fast though. The yarn was a great choice for this, because with all the interruptions I had while knitting it my tension was quite uneven, and it really showed, but a bit of blocking in the end did wonders. The yarn does stretch quite a bit, and in my case I probably gained an inch or so in length which turned out perfect.
Pattern: Coraline, by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Artesano Inca Mist (8 skeins)
Needles: 3.25 mm