Friday, July 27, 2007

Finis!

Le Canapé est finis! I am so sorry, it's actually been finished since Sunday and blocked since Tuesday, but this has been a particularly busy week for me, and what with work and Harry Potter I have not found time for my blog. I have been woken by sunshine streaming through the windows, an unusual phenomenon these last few days, I SHOULD be ironing but I'm blogging.

I LOVE blocking! I've been knitting on and off for years, but have only just discovered it. It's quite magical.

From this


To this

And this


And finally this!



Forest Canopy

Yarn: Yarn Yard Sock yarn

Needles: # 6 Millwards

Modifictions: Three extra pattern repeats

I have had great fun being part of the Tour de France KAL , sadly The Tour this year has had more twists and turns than a Dan Brown novel. When will sportsmen and women realise that in the end cheats do not prosper and they WILL be found out? It is so sad. I am particularly sorry for Bradley Wiggins who has done nothing wrong other than be in the wrong team.

I am sticking with The Tour ( and the KAL ) and hopefully by Sunday I shall have a completed UFO to show you!

And finally - and this message is not directed at those lovely people who read and comment on my blog - if you don't like what I write, don't visit!

20 comments:

Riggwelter said...

Your shawl is so beautiful, I'd love to have a bit of your patience to create something like that.

Isn't it a sad story about Wiggins? *sighs*

Meg said...

Congratulations on your beautiful FO, I hope it will remind you of some of the good aspects of the Tour this year! I do feel bad for poor Wiggins, and all the other riders like Kloden who have been sent packing because of their leaders' blunders!

gilraen said...

Blocking is almost like a miracle!

It looks fabulous Joy. Sport nowadays is rarely about sport, unfortunately.

Good for you for sticking with it. :)

Auntie Noo said...

It looks beautiful! Such lovely colours.

Seahorse said...

Isn't blocking just fabulous?! I love it too!

The shawl is absolutely gorgeous.

Piglottie said...

Joy its beautiful! I adore the colours, and I'm 100% with you on the magic of lace blocking :)

Catknit said...

Lovely canape there Aknita, didn't follow the TdF myself but it sounds like it was 'interesting'this year!

ambermoggie said...

looks gorgeous well done:)

miss mandy of flitwick said...

that is beautiful, I think I may get around to making one of them one of these days.

Christina said...

congratulations, it's fantastic, what pretty colours. Please can I send you my stuff to block, cos I don't like doing it!!!!!

I've really enjoyed the KAL too, and am trying my best to ignore the silliness, but I feel for those how have been sent home innocent.

Not long till colinette now, although I hear Sue has already raided the sale room!! ;)

Linda said...

Blocking really does make all the difference, doesn't it? The canape is gorgeous. :0)

Jo028 said...

That shawl is amazing, I love the colour of it.

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

Le canape (minus accent ;))is absolutely gorgeous.





And good for you...i'm here cos I want to be here.

Linz XXX

Hawkesley said...

That is a beautiful Forest Canapy Shawl, Joy! I agree with Piglottie the colours are gorgeous.

Spinayarn said...

Absoloutly beautiful. I love the colour!!

How is DH now?

Badger said...

C'est tres chic!

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

I've just nominated you for an award on my blog :D

Aknita said...

Linz I am all behind in blogland so I am off to remedy that now! Thank you for whatever it is though :D

And thank you all for your lovely comments.

blog-blethers said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Aknita. I can't believe how different these all look in the various yarns. You've corrupted me and I'm now thinking that my mother may love one of these to wear around her shoulders ... Now, potential for lace work stash!!

knitseashore said...

Your shawl is beautiful! Hopefully it's one of your positive memories of this year's Tour. :)