Thursday, July 28, 2005

Decisions, Decisions

Hello. New member here (Logan). I just finished Kiri, and am now trying to decide between The Seaweed Stole and Peacock Feathers. I don't have the supplies I need for either, so will have some online shopping to do either way.

I'm finding working with a single strand of lace weight way too hard on my hands (and really fiddly), so don't think I could qualify as a traditional lace knitter. Instead, I'll be using two strands carried together - makes a more dense fabric, which I really enjoy. Plus, I live in Canada, in the mountains, so extra warmth is a good thing. ;)

Monday, July 25, 2005

Seeing Double!

Yes, you're seeing that right...2 pattern repeats side by side :D

I've finished my branching out! And more details and whatnot can be found here.

Just want the nitty gritty?
Finished dimensions: approx 6 1/2 x 60 inches
Needles: US4
Yarn: Laceweight/Cobweb lambswool/angora

Friday, July 22, 2005

Leaf Lace Shawl Progress

Here's a photo of my progress on the other lace shawl I am working on a present: the Leaf Lace Shawl by Fiber Trends:

I've really only had a few hours to knit on this so far but I think it is going along pretty quickly. The pattern is much simpler than I thought it would be. :) I will probably feel like it is super slow when I get to the last few rows though!

I am using Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool which I think is a really nice yarn with a soft sort of fleecy feel. It works up nicely & makes a good change from the Shetland I am using on the Box Lace!

Friday, July 15, 2005

Box Lace Shawl Progress

Here a picture of my progress so far on my Box Lace Shawl from Folk Shawls:

I am really enjoying knitting it. The pattern is pretty simple and it's easy to see right away if you have made any mistakes. Also, there are a few rows of just plain knitting in each repeat so it goes fairly quickly. It's a great pattern for a lace beginner like myself! It is really good for learning to visualize the structure of lace and how it is made. This is a pretty huge shawl so I am happy to be approaching the halfway mark!

I've also started the Leaf Lace Shawl from Fiber Trends, which is a really fun pattern that kints up pretty quickly. I can see why so many people have done it. :)

Everyone's projects look really great!! If only I had ten hands so I could knit every single one.......

Shaped Triangle

Here is a picture of my finished Shaped Triangle. You can see closeups at my blog.

Marmalade Kiri

My Kiri in KSH Marmalade is finally done! More of the story here. :D

Here it is, unblocked :-

And here it is, blocked :-

It's amazing what blocking can do for a pattern.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

A long green scarf...

While it isn't really intricate in the way of most lace, this is a scarf that I worked on for SWTC - I think it works for a man or a woman - at least I sure hope so since I think I'll be knitting some as gifts this holiday season.

Photos at my blog.