Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Put Me on the Short Bus and Send Me to Lace Town...

I will admit, I was a little slow on the uptake when it came to lace knitting. Between the two yarns, I think I snatched it out it eight times. I guess nine is the magic number. I think I am getting the hang of it thanks to the life line, stitch markers, and a great deal of hyperventilating.

The arm of the sofa seemed just right for pinning the end piece out for inspection.




All jokes aside, it is coming along, just SLOWLY... This isn't my stuck in molasses slow from last time, this is the knit 40 rows move ahead half an inch slow. Not really, but it seems like it.

The unblocked version of a lace projects is definitely nothing to write home about. I am hoping for better photos once it is blocked. Also, the actual color is way less pink, more of a smoky purple and a navy with only a tiny bit of pink. My camera tends to lie. I think it's in cahoots with my bathroom scales...


I also have a concern about the blocked size. I think it is going to be just about 12 inches or so in width, and I am hoping that will give me a similar result to the pattern's photo.

I think this pattern (Clementine Shawlette) was an afterthought in Interweave Knits magazine as it did not receive much in the way of good photos.




Also, great news for me, maybe not so much for other folks. One of my guilty secrets is that I am a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan (the television show, not the movie). I recently found a Buffy KAL that is active and very current. I am yet to contribute, but I fully intend to. Once I can figure a reasonable link from episodes to projects.

5 comments:

Criquette said...

I think my bathroom scale is in cahoots with yours! Even if the color is off, that yarn looks luscious. Can't wait to see it when it's an FO.

Debi said...

It's lovely Terri!

Beth said...

My bathroom scale is object non grata...it lives in PA. Love the yarn...my favorite colors!

Cookie said...

It's lovely. Time well invested I say. Can't wait to see how it grows.

jokir said...

You've done a wonderful job on the shawlette. Can't wait to see you wearing it.