A.Co Knits

October 4, 2009

Revealing the Secret!

Filed under: Girasole — Tags: , — alcohen @ 6:32 pm

I can finally blog about the SuperSecret Project!

It’s a Girasole!

I finished it on time for my parents’ anniversary, blocked it in my dorm room on cork board and towels (with the help of a friend), and was able to present it to them as a gift when I got home for their anniversary party.

(Here it is basking in the sunlight in my dorm room)

Here are the details:
Cast on: June 19, 2009 (I really only knit a tiny bit over the summer though, so I consider the real cast on date September 1)
Cast off: September 23, 2009
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool – 6 balls
Needles: 2 size 6 circulars-and it barely fit on them!
Raveled here.

(A lovely closeup of the edging)

My parents really loved it, and displayed it over a railing:

And then my mom got cold and wore it as a shawl:

I’m so glad it was done, since I had to be a monogamous knitter while I was knitting it in order to get it done, and I absolutely HATED knitting it. The pattern was written beautifully, the finished product is gorgeous, but knitting it made me want to impale myself on the needles. No idea why. But whatever, it’s done!

Also, in other news, I won a contest! And the prize I won was yarn! I donated money to restore a fountain and got entered in a raffle for yarn. Sadly, I didn’t win the Wollmeise, but I did win some lovely seasilk laceweight. You can see it here.

I’m working on a ton of stuff, so that will be coming up in the blog soon! But I definitely wanted to give the Girasole its own post, since it was kind of a big deal for me!

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