Sunday, 22 April 2012

Voice Cosy

You know - like a tea cosy, but for the voice!

Okay, it's really just an elaborate way to name the species, as it is really just a little shawl, but because it's for a singer friend, the appellation seems right!  (Family: Knitting, Genus: Shawl, Species: Voice Cosy!)

doornroosje or sleeping beauty
It's the perfect Spring/Autumn throat warmer for the discerning singer who worries about unseasonal chills!  (Or anyone who fancies something warm around their neck of a chilly Spring eve!)  The pattern was created by another singer friend of mine, Harma, and it's called 'Doornroosje', the Dutch equivalent of Sleeping Beauty!  (The translation means literally: Little Thorn Rose!)

It's almost a story-telling shawlette, as incorporated in the design are elements from the tale:
Doornroosje is the Dutch name of Sleeping Beauty, and this shawlette represents her story. From the thorny edge, into the castle, up the stairs and past the bed curtains, you see the voyage of Prince Charming.  (Taken from the Ravelry pattern page.)

I did, however, muck-up the edging - it's supposed to be thorny indeed (you can see it on the Ravelry pattern page linked above), but the beauty of the last few rows is that you can make the edging what you want.  Just as well, really!  I still have so much to learn!

This shall, however, be an excellent birthday gift, and I know the recipient will use it well - keeping her voice cosy against the elements!

Mair Bloag Weejits

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Footerin' Aboot
Heh! I'm so funny!

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