Tuesday, March 28, 2006

My current lace project

Right now I am working on the Sampler Stole from A Gathering of Lace. Just finished the central panel (6 pattern repeats ... one less than the pattern called for) and am into row40 of the first border. I am really starting to love this stole ... especially as the pattern of the border is starting to get more and more interesting to me.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Newest Lace Shawl-Highland Triangle

I've just added the 4th lifeline to the 3 you see here. This is from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls and I am just so enjoying the knitting! It may get a bit tougher, tho' as I have to pick up stitches along the sides to start the next lace pattern...stay tuned!

Friday, March 10, 2006

My Next Lace Shawl

This will be my next lace shawl project. I ordered the pattern and yarn from knitpicks this evening. I will be doing it in their "Shaddow" yarn in the "Grape Jelly" colorway. I can hardly wait until my order gets here! Here's a lik to order the pattern and yarn.


Saturday, March 04, 2006

It's Me......AGAIN

Sorry the quality of the pic is so bad, but hey what I can say?

I am nearly back to where I was on my mom's black glitzy cruise shawl when I frogged the whole thing. I set the blending thread cone on top of the handle of the bathroom plunger. It allows it to freely spin and I don't have to either unroll it by hand or chase it around. Whew, unconventional maybe but it works great!

Again, I am sorry for the poor quality of the picture. I decided to go ahead and make another shawl. Maybe it'll be for my mom, maybe for one of my swap partners, who knows. Anyway, it's a self-fringing triangle shawl. Where's the fringe you ask? Well when you are done with the knitting you unravel back 5 stitches along the bottom edge to create the fringe. You cannot tell from this pic, but because of the yarn choice the shawl has a lacey feel to it even if it technically isn't lace. {Oh yes, you do have to use a ribbon yarn for this pattern.}