Object Underway: Minttumaari-huiviAugust 4, 2008
I bought 2 skeins (288 yards each) of this really nice wool yarn from handpaintedyarn.com. A double knit yarn in the Opal colorway. I had purchased a pattern and really had the whole damn thing complete except for 1/2 of the boarder and then the pattern confused the crap out of me on the corner turn…….
Long story short–it is now 2 balls of yarn again.
Then looking through Ravelry (as one is want to do when need of inspiration or a pattern) I came upon a Beautiful shawl (Minttumaari-huivi) that was FREE and only in FINNISH. Well hell. I don’t read Finnish. Well, I had just finished frogging an almost complete shawl and I will be damned if a language barrier was going to keep me from this one!! so, I pressed on and with a bit of searching I was directed to a Ravelry group that is dedicated to Ulla’s patterns and I found Vikatikkejä blog. Bless this woman so much for she has translated this pattern into English (my only tongue if you don’t count cursing). So for anyone interested here is the link for the Minttumaari-huivi in English.
That was a round about way of telling you what I am working on at the moment but what fun would it have been to read if I just laid it out there, blat! without all the trials and tribulations that I went through to get there myself.
Great week, everyone!!