Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ravin' Ravens

Irtfa'a is done!

First, blocking shots and then the reveal below.

This thing is huge. I haven't measured it, but it's definitely larger than my wingspan (which is probably 5'--I have short arms for my height).

Blocking it was quite an undertaking; as you can see in the full shot, I ran out of room on the sheet and had to add an emergency pillowcase. My housemates were very impressed.

And here it is: the main event.

Pattern: Irtfa'a by Anne Hanson, who kicks seventeen kinds of major ass.

Yarn: Posh Yarn Cecilia in "Onyx" (50/50 cashmere/silk, sadly discontinued). This is my favorite shot, which coincidentally mimics Anne's cover photo.

And I think this is my new ravatar.

This was such a huge undertaking, but it was completely worth it. Now I think I'm going to knit something a little smaller.


Britter said...

Holy cats!
Mary, that is utterly divine, and I am nonverbal with envy over both the necessary skill and the finished product.
Damnit, now I'm going to have to invent an entirely new word to express how fantastic you are...

AlisonH said...