Well, I'm not an advanced lace knitter like you Susan, but I did manage to knit up a cute baby hat. I didn't use a pattern... Just size 7 circular needles and Mission Falls Merlot and Wintergreen... Which (Sadly, I might add) have both been discontinued. I guess when I was carrying the yarn behind, I didn't leave enough slack, which caused the leaves to pucker. Although unintentional, I think that it makes it look more like an actual strawberry.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Respect! I went to the lab and what did I find? My apparatus in a HEAP! Some assw*pe decided to take apart my experiment without asking, and this godforsaken mess will take days (if not weeks) to fix. The lack of respect that some group members show others is unnacceptable, and I'm not going to take it any more! Heads are gonna roll... Ain't the life of a lowly graduate student grand? ;)
Posted by IvanovaKnits at 19:36
Saturday, October 22, 2005
I also knit up the Shetland Tea Shawl from A Gathering of Lace by Meg Swansen.
I used three balls of Madil Kid Seta in White, and it was very challenging. My advice is USE STITCH MARKERS. I didn't, and I had a harder time because of it. I also found the beechleaf edging was a pain to knit, but it does look nice. Unfortunately it didn't turn out big enough (the diameter was only 5 feet) and I like my shawls to be much bigger, so I gave it away to a smaller friend!
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Here is a photo of a shawl I finished just in time for a formal event... must cover those massive shoulders! I really enjoyed knitting it, it was a very relaxing project, and it inspired me to knit 3 more lace shawls, two currently on the needles.The pattern is called Cobweb, by Emma Crew and can be found at http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/cobweb.htm
I used three balls of Crystal Palace Kid Merino in color Berry (4672). I think it's a great beginner-lace project!