Monday, June 09, 2008

All about lace

All I have been interested in knitting lately is lace. It is too hot to think about sweaters and sock knitting has been a disaster of late, so lace it is! I ordered 10.5 oz of Merino from Handpaintedyarn.com for my birthday. I spun it into fingering weight (or a bit heavier) with the intention of knitting the Lovely Lacy/Heirloom Shawl that kicked my ass the first time I attempted knitting it. I have learned so much since that first lacy attempt. It has only taken me a few days of knitting to accomplish what took weeks before. I am so much more confident in my skills, reading my knitting, and noticing and correcting mistakes. It is nice to come back to a project that was once too difficult only to sail through it this time around. I am knitting this as part of a KAL on Ravelry- it is nice to have help if I have problems, since the original pattern contains errors.

Slowly, I am making my way around and around and around the Feather and Fan Shawl (blanket version). The rounds are so long now I am working it on two circular needles. It is pretty mindless as there are only pattern rows to work ever forth round. I am on row 114 of 189, so I still have a long way to go, but I am oddly enjoying it!

Y'all have a great week and try to stay cool!

5 comments:

urbanknitrix said...

Nice color for the Hemlock Blanket!!

Octopus Knits said...

Both are beautiful! The Lovely Lacy/Heirloom Shawl does look complex, but so lovely (and with your handspun it will be stunning).

del said...

Yeah, if it wasn't for AC, I'd get no knitting done this time of year. I can't wait to see how your projects turn out!

Yarn It said...

The Heirloom shawl is looking gorgeous! I think I may have to try that pattern. It is very pretty. Your spinning is so nice and consistent. You are doing such a great job!

MadMad said...

How do you like the yarn from handpaintedyarn.com? I ordered some for a sweater, and could not believe how fast, inexpensive and SOOOOOFFFFTTTT it was. Loved it! 'Course the sweater itself doesn't quite fit...