Friday, 9 August 2013

So Beautiful

I finally finished my Celestarium! I can't tell you how happy this makes me - partly because it's one of the most beautiful things I have ever made, and partly because it felt like it would never, ever be done *laughs*

I love it, I want to wear it everywhere. To the supermarket, to the petrol station, even sat in my office with no one here to see it ;)


 I had quite a few beads, and plenty of yarn, left when I got to the border, so instead of doing the plain knit on border, I added a few rows of k2tog, yo, which gives a nice lattice, and added a row of beads. This plan also gave me the flexibility to block the garter stitch border into points... Which saved the headache of trying to figure out how to block a perfect circle *laughs*


This is an intermediate in-action shot, hopefully to be replaced with a proper picture of me wearing it once my photographer gets home ;)

The way I shaped the edges means it actually sits really nicely on my shoulders, which is great because I had no idea how I was going to wear it! 


I love the yarn (malabrigo sock - and I even have enough left for a short pair of socks!) and the colour, and the beads, and the pattern.... I just love it all, in case you couldn't tell!

It's my first circular project, and my first ever project with beads, so I'm really happy with how it came out.

25 comments:

  1. Great work you should be pleased with it

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  2. It is beautiful. Thinking I just might have to try my hand at that pattern.

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  3. Oh wow! That is gorgeous!

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  4. Spectacular! I like your border, and I think the points are beautiful.

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  5. Wow! For your first bead project, it's fantastic!!!!!

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  6. Congratulations. That is beautiful.

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  7. That is amazing. Those are so popular right now and yours is so unique! Love it :)

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  8. You should be very proud of yourself. That is amazing. I'd wear it everywhere.

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  9. Love it! I want to pet it. :)

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  10. It's gorgeous! Awesome job.

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  11. It is FANTASTIC!! Congratulations on the finish. And you were so smart adding the edging...I've no idea how I'd block a circle that large, either.

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  12. That looks amazing! I love the edging that you did. It really adds something special. I have a circular shawl and I wear it folded in half to make a semi-circular shape, which makes it extra warm and cozy.

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  13. oooh so pretty and I love your beaded edge, really finishes it off nicely.

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  14. Well done, you! It's really lovely..and the edge is a spectacular addition!

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  15. Wow! What an achievement, I would love to make one but I'd probably never finish it.

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  16. OMG! That shawl is absolutely stunning! I can't imagine knitting a project that large. It truly is breathtaking.

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  17. Yay! You finished it, and it's beautiful :)

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  18. Gorgeous! You did a fantastic job. I love the edging too.

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  19. It is beautiful!! It does look like it would take a while to complete!

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  20. It's absolutely stunning, well done you!

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