Monday, June 22, 2009

...aestlight...

Gudrun asked for testknitters for a new shawl she has designed, and I was one of the lucky ones! A beautiful garterstitch shawl, with a lace border and a knitted-on edging.

Gudrun spurte etter prøvestrikkere til eit nytt sjal ho har laga, og eg var ein av dei heldige som fekk strikke! Eit stort, flott sjal i rettstrikk, med ein enkel blondebord, og kant som er strikka fast på tvers. Yarn:
Tove from Sandnes Garn, it weighs 172grams, which should equal 550m...or nearly 4 balls of yarn...
Knitted on 4mm circular needles.
Fun, fast and faboulous.
The pattern is really well written, and I didn't have any problems with it. She should have it up for sale shortly.
garn: Tove frå SandnesGarn. Sjalet vèg 172 gram, det skulle bli ca 550 m, eller nesten 4 nøster... Strikka på 4mm rundpinne.
Raskt, enkelt og flott.
Mønsteret er godt skrevet, og eg hadde ikkje nokon problem. Det er snart til salgs.
The yarn I choose, is a bit heavier than the original, so the shawl is quite big- 200cm across, and 85cm at the tip.
Garnet eg brukte, er litt tjukkare enn originalgarnet, så sjalet vart stort og godt- 200cm tvers over, og 85 cm frå nakken og ned.
Love it! Thank you, Gudrun, for letting me testknit this!
Oh, and Happy Solstice! It doesn't get dark here! But it's so cold a woolshawl might come in handy...some summer we're having!
God midtsommar! Det vert ikkje mørkt her! Men det er så kaldt at det kan vere godt å ha eit ullsjal i bakhand...litt av ein sommar!

24 comments:

Gudrun Johnston said...

Thank you Marit! I've been wearing mine since we got back to Massachusetts...it's been wet and rather cool here!

nicole said...

Yours is very pretty. Love the colour.

Lappetausa said...

For eit nydeleg sjal!
Takk for gode helsingar på bloggen min. Så fint at du no skriv litt på norsk i tillegg. Trur mange vil setje pris på det!

Rani said...

Wow, Marit! It's lovely! Just the thing for taking the damp chill out of the air (which would feel nice- it's going to be 90 F today with humidity).

And the bold red is wonderful!

Poshyarns said...

Oh it's lovely, looks so good in that colour.

Tracy said...

GORGEOUS, Marit...and that red yarn is sensational--well done! :o) Happy Summer Days to you all! ((HUGS))

Anne said...

Oh, that's lovely! Given the weather we've been having (damp, chilly, overcast or pouring for days on end) a bright warm shawl probably ought to be in my queue as well!

Melanie said...

Wonderful colour especially for Autumn and Christmas.

Sorry to hear you are having such a cold Summer.

Due to teckie problems I have a new blog now, but it is still me.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Beautiful Marit.
How lucky you were to be a test knitter.

Ruth said...

Nydelig sjal og lekker farge. Det må være deilig å ha på seg en kjølig sommerkveld.

Det har vært kaldt og surt her også, i flere uker. Men idag var det 24 grader, overskyet og regn - og det er ordentlig grusomt. midgen storkoser seg og jeg har ikke plass til flere stikk nå. Men de sier vi skal få sol på onsdag. Kanskje.

Ha en flott uke.

STRIKKEMOR(O) said...

Eit nydeleg sjal!! Eg har kjøpt mønsteret, så no gjenstår berre å finne det perfekte garnet til. Eg skal til Danmark i sommar, så kanskje eg finn noko der! Ha ein fin St.Hans-kveld!

Heidelweiss said...

Oooh, it's lovely! I'd love to knit that as well. The color is great and I think the size is perfect. It's already getting dark there? Wow! We haven't had much of a summer yet either but I know we have months of 100 degree temps ahead. Boo. Thank heaven for swimming pools!

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh how lovely! THe red is so bright and cheerful!
Kris

Sandie Knapp said...

Really lovely Marit,
I like the color and the design, a great match. But you always do beautiful work.

Your cucumbers are doing much better than mine. Mine are so cold and wet they can't grow and the seeds that were planted have drown. Horrible Spring and now a horrible Summer.

Good luck with your tomatoes. I may be asking you to send me a few if things don't improve here. :)

Caroline said...

It's just beautiful, Marit. I'm usually not drawn to red, but I am i love with the color you used. I can picture myself walking on the beach with it wrapped around me.

Katy said...

Hi marit - you won the runners up prize in my giveaway!!! Send me an email and I'll post your parcel out to you this week!

Katy

ps - that shawl is wonderful, you are so talented

Strikkelines said...

vakkert vakkert...driver å strikker et i rettstrikk, å skal strikke en kant å sy på etterpå....go søndag

Moogsmum said...

What a beautiful shawl! I love the colour you chose.

Hope you get some proper summer weather soon.

xxx

Harpa J said...

Mjög fallegt sjal!

Strikkelines said...

hærlighet så flott dette var da...likte så godt den kanten da...

Ragnhild said...

Lenge siden jeg har vært innom deg nå, men har tatt en liten runde i kveld og sett både planter til glede og nytte, garn, flotte strikkaplagg til nieser og andre heldige.... For et flott sjal! Fire generasjoner til middag i dag, så kryper snart til køys ;D Stor nattaklem til deg fra meg

Ninne said...

Så flott sjal! Nydelig! og som oftest er det jo det enkleste som er det fineste! Intet unntak her! Ha en fin julislutt tross litt uggent vestlandsvær! Her går turen til Lofoten og Stockholm, jeg gleder meg!

Sarahs Home said...

Hi there, you are the winner of my giveaway. Canyou email me your address and I will get your parcel sent out.

Sarah x

Kathleen said...

Woot! Beautimous knitting! The shawl turned out great. I need to get back to knitting or crocheting. Been spending all my time on a spinning binge!