Oh my! She's done!
Lusna is now officially off the needles and blocked. I have to say, this was an interesting project. My first time using an ethereal yarn (especially for such a large undertaking) and 1.5mm needles. I learnt that silence was my best friend and I needed to focus 100% on my hands and their work. I have watched little or no TV since I cast on as I could not concentrate on both like I usually do. With larger needles and yarn, I can trust my hands to go solo for a bit, while I converse or catch up with the latest Game of Thrones episode, hee hee. Not so with the ethereal yarn. I was conscious the entire time of snagging or pulling too hard on the thread. Even though I was fairly confident with it's strength, I didn't want to take any chances. The result was worth it, I have a feather light wispy scarf that looks and feels so magical it takes my breath away.
Once it was blocked and I took the pins out, it had transformed from a bunched up fluff ball to a floaty and delicate piece of art. I am so in love with it and delighted I took the plunge. The pattern itself turned out to be beautiful in it's own right too. I never swatched, which I know is completely wrong, but I was willing to take the chance and go for it. Watching the pattern emerge for the first time was so much fun.
Pattern: Lusna by Rubysasha Designs
Yarn: Ethereal Cashsilk by Heirloom Knitting
Needles: 1.5mm Addi Lace Circulars
Yardage: 1,330 yards approx
Size: 22" x 52"
I have the pattern mostly written up, I need to fix a few errors now that I have knit it through from top to bottom but all in all, I think it's ready for the general population as soon as I can pop it up! I finished a pair of socks after Lusna was completed and now I'm back to my Williamson Shawl, whose edging needs to be finished. The needles and yarn feel so large, my mind can't get used to them, hilarious because they are small by anyones standards! 2.25mm needles and gossamer wool. Funny how your brain becomes so used to things being a certain way.
So I have lots to catch up on now, and I have a competition to enter, so adieu for the moment. I will keep you all updated with my progress in the RDS National Crafts Competition.
Wish me luck.