It’s not blocked yet, but it’s raining. And it has been raining for the past week or more. I am not complaining (too much) as it’s better that we have rain that the awful drought of the past summer. However, it means that it’s very bad blocking weather!
By the time the weather is dry enough to block this beautiful baby, I suspect I’ll have moved on to other things to post about, so without further ado, here is my Celestarium:
It’s a fiendishly hard project to photograph I discovered. I think the camera couldn’t quite decide whether to focus on the beads or the shawl! Still, you do see the very pleasing star-like twinkle of the beads, so I’m quite happy.
The bind-off took me ALL day. 5,000 stitches, I think? I wasn’t feeling very well, which was the perfect excuse to sit still and knit. Hehe.
It’s draped over the back of one of my chairs, and it looks for all the world like I have suddenly found a portal to the Northern sky. It’s a different view to what I am used to, and now I can’t wait to start on the Southern Companion!
Yarn: 3 skeins of Moontide (dyed by Doe Arnot) in 100% alpaca from Flagstaff Alpaca in 4 ply (fingering) weight.
Knitting notes are Raveled here.
Thanks Audry, for that fabulous pattern!