Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Finished Object: Quicksilver

Pattern: Quicksilver by Melanie Berg
Yarn: Sun Valley Fibers 75/15/10
Colours: Stormy, Waterfalls, Golden Harvest
Needles: 4.5mm round needle
Start of project: February 14, 2015
End of project: February 25, 2015

On Ravelry

With this shawl it was love at first sight. Usually I am quite good at putting possible projects in my queue on Ravelry and then think about it for a while but when I saw this shawl and I saw that there was an actual yarn kit for it, I couldn't resist and I had to order it right away. It was my first order from the USA and I wasn't sure how long it would take to get here. I was very pleasantly surprised that the yarn got here in only a little more than a week.

The yarn is a dream to touch and to knit. It's very soft and the colours are just as beautiful as I hoped they'd be. I think this combination is going to be so great with the kind of clothes I like to wear.


I started knitting this shawl on my first evening in Tschiertschen on our winter holidays. In the beginning there were only 6 stitches and progress went so quickly that I was scared that there wouldn't be enough project for the whole week. But then the shawl gained more and more width and in the end I had to take it home again and needed a few more days to finish it. Nevertheless this will always remind me of the mountains and I am sure I'll take it along next year.


Today we had almost spring like weather in Switzerland. It wasn't very warm yet but it was sunny, so we were able to go outside for a few photos (thanks again to my lovely photographer girl ;-). Afterwards we hurried back inside because it's not really t-shirt weather yet.

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    1. thank you! I am really happy with it!

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  2. What a beautiful and interesting shawl! And I absolutely fell in love with the picture of the balls of yarn and the mountains in the background. Switzerland is first on my list of countries that I want to visit someday. So beautiful!

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    1. thank you Alina. The mountains are indeed a beautiful place to be in winter or summer.

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  3. oooh, you chose the most bueatiful colours for your shawl, it is absoltuely perfect!! Way to go!

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    1. thank you Julie. I copied the original shawl because I thought the colours were just perfect.

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  4. beautiful and the colors, oh my, just gorgeous! And you know, it would go with my wardrobe :)

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    1. I guess it will work with a lot of different clothes. I wore it to school today and I loved having that soft warm thing around my neck. I think this is the softest yarn I ever wore.

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