Friday, September 29, 2006

Howdy Lace Shawl KAL'ers

I'm back online, so if you'd like an invite to the KAL just hit the Join button. Thanks for giving me time to get settled. :)

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Icarus is finished!

Here is my first lace shawl, off the needles and blocked and oh, so lovely. I am thrilled with how it turned out and eager to knit many more. Design is by Miriam Felton for IK Summer 2006. Yarn is Knitpicks Shadow in Oregon Coast-2 and 1/2 skeins. Needles are size 4 Inox gray. Finished size is 74"x41"

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I'm on Fire!

Remember that?

Well, it's done. It took all of 2 days and a bit - not 48+ hours, but whatever time I spent working on it over the course of 2 days and a morning of travel. Way faster than anticipated, but that's big needle lacework for you :)

Care to see what it actually looks like and find out more?

Head over here for the details!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Howdy Everyone!

This is Danielle, your hostess. This week I'm moving from Denver, CO to Alice Springs, Australia. I don't know when my internet will be active again. I won't be able to add people to the KAL until it's active, so please be paitent, I'll add you as soon as I can.

Thank you,

Thursday, September 07, 2006

It's blocking!!

my first ever real lace shawl! i knit a rectangular stole once, but it was an easy thingie. this is LACE. with super straight top edge by pins alone! yay!!

details later with finished pic.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Cast on...

I had a several skeins of yarn that were just screaming to be knit into lace... I finally pulled out my Kiri Pattern and cast on :)

I've been happily knitting away and I've calculated how much yarn I'm going to need to finish, so I'm actually headed into the final chart and cast off already!

(I should note that this was my first mohair-lace project, and the yarn is definitely quite a bit fatter than KSH. It's knitting up much faster than a KSH Kiri because I'm using monstrous needles to go along with the thicker yarn)

Monday, September 04, 2006

forest path stole

I just discovered this KAL. I'm knitting the forest path stole from Interweave Knits and wondered if anybody else has knit this beauty. I'm about 1/3 through it and using Zephyr yarn in basil green. This is my first attempt with entrelac and I love it. I like the fact you can knit the individual lace panels on double points and don't have long, long rows of lace. If anybody else has knit this, I'd love to see pics. Unfortunately I only have a scanner so cannot show the whole project spread out. :-( Feel free to email me about this lovely pattern.