Monday, 19 March 2012

Looking for grey elves

This is a shawl I had intended to finish already in November because back then, we were looking for elves at work. Yup, every morning for two weeks I had a group of children tiptoeing behind me from building to building looking for those mysterious elves or brownies living in the old houses. And man, those children were so excited. They heard small steps and jingling sounds everywhere! Their excitement almost made us adults believe in elves too :) 

But in November it can already be pretty chilly in the mornings, so I would have needed something warm to wrap around me. Too bad I didn't finish this in time for that. In stead, I finished it in January and now finally got around to upload some photos to my computer.

Yarn: Novita Isoveli, almost 4 skeins
Needles: 5 mm

Doing this kind of textured pattern was something new to me, but I liked it. I might use it somewhere else too. And this really is warm, although the yarn isn't 100% wool. But I guess it's thick enough anyway. I had also totally miscalculated the amount of yarn I needed, so not only once, but twice I had to go and buy some more of it. Made me a bit frustrated and might have been a reason for why it took me a while to finish it...

And here's a better picture of the texture:


  1. Wow, that is beautiful! And looks really really warm. I think grey is a great colour as it goes so well together with yellows, greens and pinks.

  2. True! Grey is such a convenient colour! Makes everything else look brighter than it really is :)