Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Cozy is finished!

Have finally finished knitting Cozy. I LOVE this pattern.
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This is knit in some 100% cashmere I bought on eBay. It is beautifully soft.

This was a great pattern for learning lace - not too hard, but challenging enough to be interesting!

Joan Lace Shawl

Here is a full shot...
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Here it is upclose...
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Pattern is here

I love the way it came out but it does need to be blocked, it is a little short.

Monday, May 30, 2005

So much for progress

I had 2 1/2 tiers done on the FPS, only to have to rip the whole thing out again. I made a huge glaring mistake when I joined the blocks to the border. Somehow I picked up the stitches backwards and it didnt leave the raised join that should have been there.

Oh well, back to row 1!

Friday, May 27, 2005

Madli is no more.

So yeah. After four starts to even get the border done. After three pattern repeats...Madli is wound back into a nice neat ball. The first two repeats have mistakes..missing stitch here, two extra sts there...bah.

but then the kicker is when I turn the WIP around to knit row 1 of repeat 4...and the purl row i just did was actually on the RIGHT side *sigh* which means I missed a row like three rows back.

This pattern is not for me. But I like Lily Chin's reversible rib shawl, in some vogue knitting book so i will head to the library for that to use this yarn for. sheesh

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Joan Lace...

Here is the pattern I am using Joan Lace.


Wednesday, May 25, 2005

finished faroese shawl

After two months on the needles... it's finished!

The rest of my pictures - one good, one bad, and one ugly - are on my blog.

What shawl do I want to do next? I intend to do the infamous Fibertrends Pacific Northwest shawl... in Zephyr... as a gift. It might help if I had the pattern and the yarn. Money would be good.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

OTN: Fiber Trends Leaf Lace Shawl

Hello everyone! Nice to join the KAL and to see everyone's beautiful work.

I picked up some fabulous Cherry Tree Hill Super Sock Merino in Old Rose and Quarry Hill along with the pattern for the Fiber Trends Leaf Lace shawl at Hollis' Full Thread Ahead Launch Party on Saturday.

Here's the progress so far:

I love how this looks and feels.

Joan Lace...

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Project Highlights:
For: My friend Joan
Yarn: 100% Mercerized Cotton Crochet Thread
Color: White
Needles: US 5
Pattern: I am making it up as I go along, I will post the pattern soon on my free patterns links soon.
Size: 13 inches wide by 60 inches long
Status: I have 5 inches only 55 inches to go!
Will I make another?: I am loving it so far, I think I would like to make another.

Friday, May 20, 2005

3 Free Lace Shawl Patterns

I found these pretty lace shawl patterns today, that I haven't seen before. I thought they'd be good to add to the list here.

3 Lace Shawls

Sunday, May 15, 2005

oh my god its done!

Here's my shawl! Oh man... it took so long to do... so glad its over. But now my mom wants one *weep*

Ahh well, it was fun making. Blocking was no fun...

Anyway, here's a few shots.

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Here's my modeling it... pay not attention to the froggy pants... it was like 1AM...

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Here's a shot of how huge it is... its surprisingly warm considering how holey it is.

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An here's a close up of the design. I like the ribbon a lot. WoohoO!
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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Lace Shawl Class - Needlecraft U

This has been an enormous struggle for me - but here it is 25 rows (lesson 1) complete!

Edited: A link to the picture, it was overtaking the sidebar. :)

Thursday, May 12, 2005


Hi! I'm Judy and new to the blog. Nice to meet you all!

I have been knitting lace for two years now, and just started my 5th large project. I'm 20 rows into the Forest Path Stole from the summer '03 issue of Knits magazine. I am using my handspun yarn, in a natural white merino wool. This appears to be the most advanced lace work I have done to date, so wish me luck! I dont have any pics of it yet.

If you would like to see some of my other work, you can check out my website at http://p068.ezboard.com/bjudyshandspun

Thanks for having me join your blog!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Marmalade Kiri

Hi everyone, I'm new here and new to lace knitting too. I'm doing Kiri Shawl using Rowan KSH in Marmalade. I have to say, being new to lace knitting and using KSH all at the same time is a real eye opener. It's a challenge but I just can't stop picking it up! The knitted material is so gorgeous! Here's a picture.

The picture isn't that good. Finding it hard to photograph clear and sharp pictures with KSH. I'll try to take a better one. It's about the size of a small handbag right now. You can read all about my progress so far in my blog.

Back to Lace

Hello all:

I've been working on my Sunset Over Sea Kiri Shawl. I have completed 3 of 4 color blending and changes. I thought you'd might like to take a peek.

kiri in may

I promise to return to my beaded lace shawl once I've completed kiri.

Sad item found in a drawer

Hello everyone ... I have never finished a lace shawl before, but apparently I started one when I was young and ambitious. Last month I found this shoved in a drawer. How long ago did I abandon it? The pattern is photocopied from a 1987 magazine.

I don't think I actually used the edge pattern that's in the photocopy, so I'll have to dig for that before I can start the left and right sides; and am I about to *start* row seven in my lace book, or did I *just finish* row seven?

Plus, the big part is clearly off-white, while the additional edge & the new ball of crochet cotton are stark white. So there is bleach in its future. It smells from being in the drawer forever, so it might get bound off, soaked in Febreeze, and re-hung before I figure out where I left off.

Wish me luck, everybody. If I can finish this, I might be inspired to get some of the luxurious yarn you are all using to make your shawls. I showed this to a girlfriend last week, and she asked me if it was made of kite string.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


I took some better pictures of my Kiri Shawl and thought that I'd share!
Like I said, I'm using the Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud...it's very lovely...and inexpensive, too!

This is my Kiri Shawl. Well, at this point it's a headscarf. I've completed 7 of the leafy repeats...I think that I'll complete 12 repeats and see how it looks, then decide if I have enough yarn and yen to keep going at it. I'm excited about completing it, a little scared of blocking it and looking forward to wearing it.

This is an upclose and personal view of Kiri. Isn't it lovely? Seeing the pattern gives me motivation to keep at it.



Hi there everyone! Late to the game here, and I even had a gorgeous knit shawl that I *just* finished.

For details, you can visit my blog, or probably better, my FO companion blog. Incidentally, the pattern for this shawl appears to be available on Yarn Market.

Anyway, I don't know what it is about lace, but I find it wonderfully enchanting, though I it personally doesn't fit with my style. I've joined the KAL in hopes that it will encourage me to finish up Cozy, which has been languishing on needles since last December...I'm doing this one out of Lion Brand Wool-Ease because I planned on having it be a car wrap - so I wanted it to be easy to care for.

In other questions, has anyone seen a knitting pattern for a skirt with lace insets in it? I have something in mind, but am not certain how to execute it...I figure I'll never wear a shawl or a wrap...and a Shrug would probably be pushing it too, but a skirt - I would definitely wear a skirt with lace in it!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Newbie to KAL and Lace

Hi All-

My name is Amanda (aka ttbookjunkie) and I blog at ttbookjunkie knits. I have recently gotten into an MA program at CU Boulder and I am so greatful to two of my recommenders that I just have to make them something special (both are women). I have decided to give cozy a try but I have been browsing free patterns all over the net.

Since this is my first time with lace I apologize in advance if I become the question master! :)

Thanks to nonokitty for hosting this KAL!


I'm a joiner!

Hi! I've just joined my first KAL! YIPPEEEE!

I've started the Kiri shawl using Knitpick Alpaca Cloud. It's my first attempt at lace...which started out a little rough, but is now moving along, but not without a hiccup or two.

Once I prove to myself that I can indeed knit lace, I'm planning on making the Rowan Butterfly tank, also in the Alpaca Cloud and the Acorn Cami from the recent Interweave Mag.

See ya!