Sunday, October 29, 2006

Hyrna Herborgar makes her debut

Fresh off the blocking towel, Hyrna Herborgar very graciously escorted me to a garden club presidents tea Thursday night.
My master plan was to stun everyone there with my shawl, so they wouldn't notice my 20 extra pounds, flat mussy hair or complete lack of makeup.

Seriously, not only is Hyrna toasty warm & comforting, she's sort of a security blanket or invisibility cloak, too: when you're wearing this shawl, people might be less likely to notice if you're also wearing your supper. Especially if you add a few extra repeats, so the shawl covers more of your body. (If you are the busty sort, you will want to add those repeats).

I have always loved Icelandic yarn (and the ginormous flaming-red poncho I never quite finished out of Lopi stands testament to that), but now I love it even more. Although still maybe not as much as Cassie, but I'm getting there.

29 comments:

margene said...

FABULOUS!

CynCyn said...

oh my!! what a gorgeous shawl.

grumperina said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on finishing!

Catherine said...

oooh, lovely! Very nice work. The perfect escort, I'd say.

maryse said...

oh man, that is beautiful. congratulations!

and are your kitchen cabinets red? ooh.

Kat said...

Gorgeous. Hyrna looks fabulous.

Carole said...

It's wonderful, Martha. And you look wonderful, too - with or without a fabulous shawl.

JessaLu said...

Beautiful!!

Kathy said...

It's STUNNING, Martha. Congratulations!!!

Debbie said...

That is just gorgeous! Amazing work!

Laurie said...

She is lovely! Nice camouflage photo shooting, too, if what you say is true. (And if you hadn't said anything...would anyone have noticed?? Nooooooo.)

Marcy, Not Blogless said...

Woo Hoo! Another Hyrna in the world. She's lovely, Martha!

Fields of Heather said...

Its beautiful!! And doesn't distract from the lovely person wearing it, either!

Lucia said...

Consider me stunned. It looks great, you look great, and btw it was great to meet you. (Can you tell I'm out of adjectives?)

Diane E. said...

So nice to meet you last Sat. and great job on the shawl!

diane E. said...

So nice to meet you Sat. and great job on the shawl!

Angela said...

Beautiful! I love the way it looks with the extra repeats.

cheryl said...

Wow, I love it! It's beautiful! Now I've got to make it.

Teresa C said...

Absolutely stunning. Only one thing would make it better.




If it were mine. :)

judy said...

It been on the list, I have the pattern, and keep gettting distracted by other beauties. No more, yours is beautiful and I want one.
WONDERFUL!

mf said...

OMGOSH! IT looks fantastic on you!
Nice job! and I love your red kitchen!

Cassie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Its also especially gratifying not to hear someone saying nasty words like "itchy" about Icelandic ... ah, to be in the company of like minded knitters/spinners... ;-)

Ruth said...

gasp!! It's GORGEOUS!!

kate said...

lovely! It was nice to meet you at Rhinebeck!

cindy said...

It's soooo lovely! It's also on my list after I purchased the book in the not too distant past. What yarn did you use? Tell all.....

claudia said...

That is way nicer than mine.

Beth S. said...

Oh, I am so happy you finished it! :-) And it looks just fabulous, too. (Without the extra repeats it must be the size of a handkerchief! Good call putting those in.)

I think I may need one of these too, now... ;-)

elisa said...

It's just breathtaking.

Congratulations on a gorgeous FO!

beadlizard said...

Oooh -- hadn't seen an HH in that colourway before. It's beautiful on you. --Syl