Wednesday, April 19, 2006

My first attempt at lace

Here it first attempt at knitting with dental floss, I mean silk. It was difficult at first, but I'm kinda getting the hang of it, and I haven't wanted to throw it out the window.....yet.

The first one shows the color definition pretty well, and the second picture was my attempt at a "natural light" shot but it doesn't capture all the colors as well. It's still kind of pretty though. This is just the pattern swatch to determine gauge and needle size, so I'm not really seeing much of a pattern develop, but I have 2 more repeats of the 8-row pattern and then I can start for real. The girl I work with says it just looks like a bunch of knots. Cool! That's definitely the look I was going for. If you've forgotten I'm making this with this beautiful silk. I really feel this pattern will show off the color changes. This pattern is from the good folks at Fiddlesticks Knitting. I'm debating about trying bamboo circs or something other than Addi's. I really like Addi's for socks, everything flows very smoothly with those needles and cables, but the points aren't very pointy. I think I might buy some bamboo circs this weekend and give it a shot. I was half tempted to stick my Addi in the pencil sharpener, but I'm thinking they wouldn't honor any warranty on it after that. But I thought about it.

As far as my sock pal sock, I'm just about to turn the heel on the second sock, so I'm hoping to have this puppy done by this weekend. That would be ahead of schedule, which is SO not like me, but hey, I'm working hard at it, and I am not allowing myself to start my shawl or any other socks till these babies are in a box, ready to mail. That's motivation in itself.

I'm really looking forward to the drop spindle class at Ewe-Nique Knits this weeekend. We have a few spots available still, so if anyone is interested in joining us let me or Amby know, we'll save you a seat! Luckily I talked her out of adopting a sheep yesterday, she's kinda scaring me with her intensity. I'm just not sure how she'd explain that to the neighbors, when she's out walking BaaBaa the Black Sheep. Great visual though!

Have a great day!

I'm sure I could just tell the neighbors that sheep poop is good for making meth...I have no doubt they'd clean up the backyard for me. Maybe I could get one of those mini-sheep I saw last fall...hmmm...
That yarn is going to look just gorgeous with the shawl pattern. And everyone insists that lace doesn't look like anything until it's blocked. Hopefully see you tonight!
The shawl is going to look awesome! I know what you mean about it looking like "a bunch of knots" I feel that way about my lace scarf but again, the magic of blocking. Amby just tell the neighbors that it's a wooly russell! Think they'd buy it?
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