Monday, 8 August 2011

Isager's Viften/The Fan finished

Seamed, blocked and handed over to Åsa. The size was right for her, and she was happy with the modified sleeve length! Turned inside out it looks like this.

I'm quite obsessed with Alice Starmore's "Alba", knitting like mad. (A phenomenon not particularly uncommon...) I've modified it by shaping the armholes to make it a little bit less too big (see earlier post) and will modifiy the neck too; I want it slightly deeper and narrower than the original design. How I wish the photo captured the colours! The gorgeous hints of different greens are lost, for example.

Alice Starmore's "Alba"
Today is the last day of my summer vacation, so I'd better make full knitting use of it. Actually, it's my birthday too: I'm going to treat myself to extra extra knitting time! How old? 38. Really good age - my best so far!

22 comments:

EvaL8 said...

Grattis på födelsedagen! Det är sååå snyggt med fairisle-stickat.

Annie said...

Happy Birthday !! And I love your FO :)

ylva said...

Congratulations! Give yourself a big treat.Knit until sun goes down:) The Fan looks just great.Love the yellow.

Marika said...

Grattis! Hoppas du hittar extra mycket sticktid.

Luisa said...

Happy birthday, Asplund! The Fan is stunning, and I also have Alba on my list. You're young!

Heidi said...

TILLYKKE TILLYKKE - nyd dagen og strikketiden.

To virklig smukke stykker strik.

Annamari said...

Your Fan looks gorgeous. Its owner must be very pleased.
And your progress with the Alba... I am speechless.

Linda said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!! May it be perfect, however you choose 'perfect' to be! Your work is always so inspiring and gorgeous!

Madam Munch said...

Tillykke fra Danmark. Meget bflot eksemplar af Viften. Flotte ændringer du har lavet.

fluffbuff said...

Buon compleanno! Happy birthday!
The Fan is gorgeous. :)

Annamari said...

And happy birthday! I got blocked on your Alba...

Carolina said...

Happy B-Day. Knit on!

Anonymous said...

Feliz cumpleaños, amigo. I hope you enjoy your day. The fan sweater is lovely and the new Fair Isle is studpendous.
Un abrazo
Ron in Mexico

Ann said...

Congratulations!!
I hope you'll have a very nice day.
Once again a perfect finish of a beautiful knit! I envy Åsa :-)
Looking forward to see the result of the Starmore-knitting

Yarndude said...

Happy birthday! Alba looks amazing.

Kirsten said...

Tillykke med dagen! Håber du er heldig at få noget lækkert (garn/pinde).
Venlig hilsen
Kirsten (Colorfan)

Buck Strong said...

Happy Birthday! Treat yourself to something decadent.

BTW The Fan looks amazing!

Kyle Kunnecke said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'm lucky to count you among my knitting friends! Congratulations on the gorgeous new finished piece!!!

Hilde said...

Gratulerer!!!
Cardiganen ble aldeles nydelig. Bra jobba.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
Your fan cardigan is beautiful!

MarieW (on Rav.)

MARİFETANE said...

harika bir örgü ellerine sağlık..iyi pazarlar.

knitgoddess said...

I am also an Alba fan. Would love to knit this in the colors shown in her book. Where do I find them? Either in a kit, or correct color numbers for Shetland wool, Jamieson/Smith brand? I tried to match them from the picture, however, was too frustrating! Any advise, would be greatly appreciated. Sheryl from Minnesota. PS. I am presently knitting Pacific and a Isager fan!