Hi, I'm new
Hi, I only discovered this blog a few days ago and after a read I had to join. I taught myself to knit lace stitches last summer. For some reason I struggled with getting yo right. I love knitting lace stuff now. I've designed several socks with lace and cables which I love.
I'm working on a very simple lace shawl in cashmere 4ply (sock weight) which I've designed myself. I've come much further on than in the picture but I need some circulars to get a proper picture. Ive ordered some and they've been posted today so fingers crossed for tomorrow.
I'm also working on a scarf from 'Lavish Lace'. I started this months ago, then ran out of yarn. It took me a long time to get another skein and by then I'd moved on to some serious sock design and lost interest. I will finish this and think it'll be for my mum for birthday (inNovember) or Christmas, so plenty of time to finish it. I can't find where I've stored the pic for it on my pc but go to my blog and you can see a pic inth eside bar under wips.
I've also cast on for this a few days ago. It's just a very simple yo,k2tog pattern knitted in silk boucle. I love the colour. This is my easy project at the moment for when I can't concentrate or want to be sociable.
This is my main project these days. The 'Alpine' scarf from 'Victorian Lace Today' which is abrilliant book. However, when I took this picture about 20 mins ago I had a real shock as I laid the shawl out. Do you see the different colours? It's where I started the 2nd skein. The yarn is hand dyed cashmere and I've got 3 skeins, used 2 so far. In the skein they all looked the same and I didn't notice this until now. I'm devastated. I've worked so hard on this. What to I do??? I've got the last skein out to check which colour it comparest to. If it's different than both or the same as the first skein, perhaps i can get away with saying it's supposed to be like that. I'm quite disappointed really as the skeins were bought together and I tought they were more or less the same. I've got some other skeins in other colours for other projects which are bought together but I may be more careful now using them for one project in case it happens again.
This is a scarf I finsihed from 'Lavish Lace' a week ortwo ago. It's for my gran forher birthday in March.