Saturday, December 30, 2006

Forest Canopy Shawl completed

I've just finished blocking my Forest Canopy Shawl. An easy knit once I got started. You can click on this picture to see a bigger one. Sorry for the poor photography, it's dull and gray today and the light isn't very good.

Forest Canopy Shawl

Pattern: Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl
Yarn: Mountain Colors Weaver's Wool, Sweet Lavender colorway
Needles: US#8 Denise interchangables, circular
Begun 12/21/06
Completed 12/29/06
Size after blocking: 49" across top, 25" from top edge to point

Friday, December 29, 2006

Swallowtail picture

Just wanted to show a picture of my Swallowtail shawl. I love it. Now I've started on a scarf from the book Victorian Lace Today. An easy and fast pattern to knit when I decide what to do next. I have so many dream patterns so it's difficult to decide:-).

And by the way to all of you: Happy new year!!!!

Rona Lace Shawl anyone?

Hey everyone, this is Angelika checking in with what I'm doing now. I'm still working on my kimono shawl, but that needed to hibernate for a while. It was the only project I was working on at the time and I needed something else than red for a change.

Thanks to Keri and her generousity I got a new project on the needles. She surprised me for christmas with a set of new needles, the interchangable options needles from Knit Picks, also the pattern for the Rona Lace Shawl and, to get me started, the yarn to go with it. Not the horizon, like on the website, but a very nice Shadow vineyard. You have to go to the website to see the color. It's a really deep, rich grapety purple. I had to start on the pattern yesterday. It was just itching too much to leave it laying there for another day. The only other thing I've done with a written out pattern before was Pooh and he was crochet. Now it's off to the knitting. I remember always admiring the lacy doilies I found around the house that my grandma knitted and I was always wondering how she did it. Well, I guess now it's up to me to give it a try. To let you know about the progress, I'm on round 14 so far and (gasp) there are 153 (!) rounds in all. And remember, with almost every row there are more stitches to add. What was I thinking? I don't know, but it's nice to knit a project together. I guess that's our own little personal knitalong between Keri and me. I only found one more blog, that was working on that pattern so far.

I'll keep you posted and hopefully next time with pictures.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Hi! I'm Ceme and I'm addicted to knitting, especially lace shawls. Thanks for letting me join the KAL. I've been browsing the blog for about three months and finally forked up the nerve to join and create my own blog. Everyone's shawls are absolutely beautiful.

I've been knitting for six years. I knit for me and enjoy being commissioned. Just last week I finished my Highland Triangle from Folk Shawls (in chocolate Shepards worsted) and I'm already plotting my projects for 2007.


Tuesday, December 26, 2006


I just wanted to say hello to all of you. My name is Agneta and I live in Sweden. I love to knit lace shawls and just finished my first Swallowtail (waiting to be blocked). My big problem now is to decide on what to knit next. There are so much I want to knit.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

First Triangular Shawl

I blocked the Swallowtail Shawl today. Overall, I'm pleased with the results. Details on my blog.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Two holiday knits

This is the some of my holiday knitting--a present for my mother-in-law and a present for my co-writer.

A silk swallowtail:

and a merino-and-silk Shetland triangle:

More pics of both Swallowtail and the Shetland Triangle on my blog.

Thanks for this inspiring knit-along!

Newbie Intro

Hi Everyone!

I'm just joining this KAL. I'm still waiting on my yarn to arrive, but I will be working on the Faux Russian Stole in A Gathering of Lace using KnitPicks Shadow in the Sunset colorway. I'm really looking forward to this project for the new year and hopefully will have something to show in the next week. I've been really inspired by all of the wonderful FOs on this blog.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Whine encore

Hear, hear. In spite of all my best intentions, I have ended up with a scarf to knit for someone, in endless mistake rib (the mistakes are endless too, I can tell you). And then I have a pair of legwarmers to do and maybe a hat. And I would so much rather be trying out the Forest Canopy pattern.

Instead, here are some pix of the Shetland Triangle I managed to fit in earlier this year. I can't persuade Blogger to put them up in chronological order. It's in Jamieson's Ultra, in Iceberg. It's quite small because it was my first proper piece of lace (I did some Feather and Fan scarves before, but they're so easy I don't really count them) and I couldn't wait get it off the needles to block it and check it out. I prepared to the nth degree beforehand, bought a magnet board, photocopied all the charts and blew them up and cut out bits and stuck them together, so that I could understand the repeats, and did swatches. I placed a marker at every 10 stitches because I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and there are days when I can't count up to 10 (some days I can't count at all and then I knit socks).

I love this pattern, especially the shapely points, and would like to do a bigger one or maybe an Icarus, but I get a bit panicky with rows that get longer and longer (knitted too many Potato Chip scarves last year) so I might do a Birch next. Or that Forest Canopy... when I've finished these scarves and hats.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Pass the Cheese, this is a Whine

I have been doing so much knitting for gifts, knitting commissioned jobs, working on a couple of sock pattern designs, and other things that I have neglected the purely for me half circle fan lace shawl crying out to be worked on. Hopefully after the hollidays I can get back to it. I need to get back to it soon for my sanity!


I am new to the group. I love lace knitting - which is funny, since no one that I knit with has any interest in it. So I am so excited to join this KAL and be inspired by everyone's beautiful projects!!

This the the first repeat of a warm shawl by Galena Skaska. The scarf will have 7 or 8 repeats of 72 rows. I am doing it in brown lace weight cashmere - double strands - because I wanted it to be a little warmer. Sorry the photo is so bad - it is so hard to photograph lace.

Have a great week!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

New Member

Hi all - I just joined & am excited to see such gorgeous lace work! I am working on my first lace project, EZ's Pi Shawl in Socks that Rock Azure Malachite, I'm only (ONLY) up too 288 stitches, so I still have a loooong way to go. I know the color I chose won't go with that many things, but I couldn't bear to put this color on something as unseen as socks, it screamed for something showier. Here's a shot of what I have so far.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Mountain Peaks Shawl - done!

Here is my completed unblocked Mountain Peaks Shawl by Miriam was extremely helpful in getting me to this point and for that I am very grateful!

Here are the stats:

Yarn: JaggerSpun Zephyr in Curry
Quantity: Just over 630 yards
Needle size: 5
Time to knit: Just about one month - started around November 15 and finished today.

Here it is:

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Finished Cherry Blossom Shawl!

Hi all!

I finished this last week and posted it to my blog but I thought you guys would want to see it, too. It’s the Cherry Blossom Shawl from the Spring 2002 Interweave Knits:
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I knit it out of knitpicks bare merino laceweight that I dyed myself… I plan on giving it to my grandma for Christmas… I think she’s going to love it!


I finished my lace wrap! Photos over on my blog, and now I've started another one! :)

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Hi everyone, I'm a new member and just completed my first lace shawl. I'm so excited and happy with how it came out.

Vital Statistics:
Patten: Kimono Shawl from the book "Folk Shawls" by Cheryl Oberle
Yarn: KnitPicks Shadow, Jewels colorway
Needles: US#4 circulars, KnitPicks options needles
Begun: 11/2/06
Completed: 12/8/06

There are a few more pictures on my BLOG.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Shetland Triangle Finished

Finished in less than a week, this shawl flew off the needles even faster than the Swallowtail...then again, she's nupp free and was knit on even larger I guess that could have been expected. As usual, all the details can be found via my blog :D

Monday, December 04, 2006

On the Blocking Wires Now

Finished off in less than a week!

It's the Shetland Triangle Shawl from Wrap Style.

Here it is fresh off the needles and unblocked. I really wish I had stuck something in the photo for size reference because the shawl is *tiny*

And here's a closeup of the unblocked shawl :)

I've got her all blocking now - so hopefully I'll have the finished object written up soon!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Yet another new member

Hi everybody. Just wanted to let everybody know that I joined the KAL. Like so many other new members in the last couple of days I swapped over from the Lacevember KAL, which I'm sad to say, didn't finish in time. I just got started too late. I'm working on the red version of the Kimono shawl and am on 11 repeats of 24. There is still hope I'll finish this thing by the end of this year, but I have to admit I'm getting a little bored with it and I'm afraid that it'll start hibernating, if I start on another project. I'll post updated pictures in a little while.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Another New Member (and WIP)

Hi All - I'm Carissa (HaplessKnitter on the sidebar). Heard about this KAL from the Lacevember group, and as I've become hopelessly addicted to knitting lace, had to join. I'm currently working on the CandleFlame shawl from Knitpicks, using Jaegerspun Zephyr in Aegean Blue - such a pretty yarn! The pic shows the very beginning of the shawl, I'm now almost halfway through the pattern for the 2nd time (I think that would be considered 1 1/2 repeats? Still not too sure of the terms). Anyway, looking forward to seeing what everyone else is working on !


Just Joined

I just joined this morning. I found out about KAL from the Lacevember KAL. I think I am going to try and finish two stoles for this KAL. I was going to do it for Lacevember but I took a workshop on spindle spinning and became so totally obsessed my knitting suffered a major setback. I managed to get my blue star by putting the spindles away and knitting at all hours of the night. Now I have to get some knitting done before my wheel gets here sometime at the end of the month. I want to try and make the Moon Dance stole from Pink Lemon Twist for a Christmas present so I'd better get moving. I am actually doing it as a scarf because I received this yarn from someone and I don't believe I will have enough for a full stole. There just aren't enough hours in the day for work, spinning, and knitting. Now if only I could do it at work but my boss wouldn't appreciate that.

New member

My name is Jennifer, and my home in the web can be found on my blog.

I love knitting shawls, and am currently working on the Peacock Feathers Shawl, for my friend's wedding in March. So far I have been having a lot of fun knitting this shawl, but I have also been having help from my 2-year-old son pulling out the needle and dropping edge stitches, so the PFS is currently in the frog pond with plans to cast on again today. I must remember only to bring out the PFS after he is asleep, but the yarn I am using is so yummy, that keep forgetting that rule.