Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Update


I haven't been posting much lately, I realise; once a week has been about it. The reason is I'm still working on the relatively larger items, like the Willow cardigan and of course, the Edwardian Lace Shawl (actually it's called Edwardian Lace Stole on the pattern).

Rows and rows of black KSH don't make for interesting photos, so I'm leaving it to your imagination, but I've now completed the top edging on the first half, which is a relief. The points along the sides are knitted as you do each row, at the edges. But the points along the top and bottom are knitted individually. I mean it's a relief because I was worried I might not understand how to do them, but it was easy and only took an hour or so. But the bit that took some fiddling about was picking up all the stitches along the provisional cast on and knitting the first rows of the second half and having the pattern match exactly with the first half. Easy, you say - just follow the pattern. Yeah, right. Somehow I kept ending up with one stitch too few after that first row. Not an error in the pattern. In the end I just increased one stitch at one end and carried on. I was so lucky the pattern matched up exactly after this debacle. I must have inadvertantly placed the missing stitch where it belonged. Anyway, I'm two repeats (out of fourteen) along on the second half. Shouldn't take too long to complete, though. I can do this lace whilst speaking now, and with noise in the background. Oh, and I must mention that apart from being one stitch astray that time, I haven't made any mistakes at all. My lifeline still languishes back at repeat number six (I'm on seventeen now). I hope I haven't spoken too soon. I am being very careful.

The yarn in the above pic is Cascade 220, The Heathers. I got it at the same time as the gold KSH and Debbie Bliss Tweed, but forgot to show it. I'm going to make
Forecast
with it. Better wait until I've finished Willow first, though. Oh, I cannot be bothered to knit Willow. So, so bored with it.

14 comments:

  1. I am following your lace adventures closely. I am doing a spot of lace myself now (nothing as grand as yours) and I found once that a tiny improvising was ok, as long as you have the big picture of the pattern in your head.
    can't wait to see it done and blocked!

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  2. Forecast will suit you and that colour is lovely!

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  3. Look forward to seeing the stole. Lovely yarn for Forecast too!

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  4. Good job on fixing that lace!! I'm glad it's working out so well. Love the new sweater, Forecast, and you chose such a pretty color for it.

    I'm envying your outdoor table to knit at. It looks so peaceful.

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  5. lovely gardenscape.
    will you be going to ally pally for the knitting and stitching show?
    I am try to get myself to London.

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  6. These big projects do take some patience don't they. But how nice it will be to slip on Willow when the temperature drops.

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  7. Ahhh, Forecast. It's a nice one. I think it will look very well indeed on you!

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  8. hpny......
    I STILL don't know if I'm going. I'll let you know if I do, and which day. It would be great to meet up. I've never been before but it sounds good.

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  9. Sounds like you have been very busy . Look forward to seeing your lace stole; my second Ella is still on the needles as I have been rather busy !! Oh and I love your yarn for Forecast

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  10. You are knitting so many great things. I love the colour of the yarn you are going to use for Forecast. I can't wait to see the finished lace.

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  11. You're posting more than me:) Love the heathers cascade and I'm a great fan of Glampyre patterns, looking forward to that.

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  12. Forcast looks like a great project...but all those bobbles!!! I tried something once with bobbles and just gave up! You have more patience though so I look forward to seeing it when you are done!

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  13. Nice yarn you've chosen for forecast :)

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