Monday, May 25, 2015

FO: Holden


Holden was one of the first patterns I fell in love with. Sometime during my first year knitting, I stumbled across this little shawlette, and I fell hard. But as hard as I fell, I never got around to knitting it up. Even when I bought this yarn, for the express purpose of knitting a Holden, I continued to push it back in the queue.

It was sometime in January, when I was hitting a bit of a knitting slump, that I finally started this. I needed something easy, with no expectations whatsoever. I didn't know how long it would take to knit, I didn't know what I was going to do with it once it was done (still don't), but I needed to knit it.

I love how this yarn knit up-I knew as soon as I saw it in the store that it wanted to be this shawl, and look how right I was! It was so nice to work on something with no strings attached-I abandoned it on my bookshelf for over a month, I knit on it sporadically, and I didn't end up finishing it until I had those rough couple of weeks the end of March and needed to take some time to slow down and refocus. And since I had no plan for it, I didn't mind leaving the blocking for a while. But now it's a good little shawl, and I'm really glad I finally got around to it.


Ravelry Page: Holden
Pattern: Holden by Mindy Wilkes
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock, "863 Zarzamora"

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I've always wanted to knit a Holden, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. It is such a lovely pattern. I love the yarn you chose too!

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    1. Thank you! It was such a fun knit-worth the wait!

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  2. i really love those kind of knits...the no-strings-attached knits! This one came out beautifully!

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    1. Thanks! I feel like I don't do enough of these no-strings-attached knits, they're always so refreshing!

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  3. congrats on getting around to knitting Holden! It's funny how some patterns are liek that- you love them, but the yarn right away, but then never quite get around to casting on until sometimes years go by. But your finished result is stunning!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad I finally got around to it, but the long wait definitely made the payoff a little sweeter :)

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  4. lovely...worth the wait :-)

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    1. Thank you! It really was worth it :)

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  5. I really, really like that! So awesome, stitches and yarn and all!!! Nice job. But I'm always jealous of your shawls ;)

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    1. Aww, thanks! I love quick little shawls like this, and this one came together beautifully, if I do say so myself :)

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  6. Oh, very pretty! A friend of mine knit this once, and I got the chance to oogle it when she finished. It's a lovely pattern, and I really like how yours worked out in this yarn! I'm glad you finally got to it. See, this is why we stash! They're just future (sometimes planned) projects, waiting to happen. :D

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    1. Thank you! I love my stash-it's a source of endless inspiration, and projects waiting patiently for their turn on the needles :)

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  7. That looks great! I love shawls that can be worn as scarves :-)

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    1. Thanks! I liked scarves and shawls before I started knitting, but I definitely got obsessed with knit ones pretty quickly :)

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  8. Lovely! It looks like a shawl that is going to be worn a lot. It's always a good feeling to check another project off the to knit list.

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure it will get a lot of wear-the colors are perfect.

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