Friday, June 20, 2008

Must Get Back to It

This is the sweater that I was working on, so it qualifies as lace and ufo.

More than half way through the month and I haven't touched it in weeks. I'm at the colour change part. At least it's worked in the round so it feels like I'm quite far along.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Combined Post - Tubey + Lace

After a long avoidance, Tubey is finished. It had been sitting there in pieces/parts for a month.

I took a breath and bound the back to the arms -

did some messing around to get the front part attached -

Binding the front to the arms

and then decided that the neckline really needed a finish, which I did with I-cord (and the same for the sleeve ends).

Finished Tubey

It is surprisingly comfortable on, but way too warm for this time of year. Figures.


I still have white and small bits of the other colours left.


Over the weekend, I started the Diamond Fantasy Shawl by Sivia Harding and finished it up yesterday in a long scarf version. I had one skein of STR medium in Bella Coola - so that is what I used.

Here is what it looks like blocking.

Not having any fancy blocking equipment, I had to settle for my Clover daisy headed pins and an old mattress pad.

Diamonds showing clearly

I had almost 10 yards left, so perhaps I could have knit 2 more rows?


Monday, June 9, 2008

Suggestions needed

I should be able (finally) to post the completed Tubey (shall we say March?) in the next couple of days.

My eldest got married a couple of weeks ago. Given the issues and vagrancies of German regs, she and her guy went up to Denmark.

As a result, they are looking at doing something this fall.

Obviously she needs a shawl.

Any suggestions for something reasonably elegant that is doable in less than a year?


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Did Someone Say Fickle?

I confess that, like Michelle, I am also a fickle knitter. Instead of continuing work on Muir I cast on the Susan Undulating Waves Scarf from Schaefer Yarn Co.
I have also been working on socks a lot the last few days--but no lace ones!
Michelle, your shawl is going to be beautiful. I love the colour and have considered buying it for myself in the past.

Monday, June 2, 2008


Ok, I started early, but didn't make it far!
This is Evelyn Clarke's Hyacinth...I love the pattern so far!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ladies of lace

Welcome June, of official beginning of 2 months of lace a long!
I hope you all have your projects picked out and are ready to cast on...I, being such a fickle knitter have changed my mind and decided to work on my Hyacinth shawl. Photos soon.
Is everyone else ready?