What’s a good thing? Knitting lace. But it makes for crappy “in progress” photos.
See what I mean? It looks shriveled and forlorn while you knit it, and does not bloom into beauty until you block it. Here’s a photo from the pattern:
Quite a difference, eh?
The photo, by the way, is from the Shawls and Scarves : The Best of Knitter’s Magazine book, which as some of you pointed out, also has the pattern for this shawl. If you’re into knitted lace, this is a nice book to have.
Here are a couple of close-ups of my shawl in progress. One taken of the body of the shawl:
And one of the edging:
I’ve a long way to go. I’m less than half done with this. It is knit in two pieces, which are grafted together at the center. Then, my favorite part: the blocking!
By the way, none of the photos accurately show the color. It’s not as blue as the first photo, nor as grey as the close-ups.
I did a little spinning today, as a break from the lace.
This is the same stuff I mentioned a little while back — wool/mohair roving from Tintagel Farm, purchased at MDS&W.
If you read the comments for yesterday’s entry, you saw that L-B finished her Inishmore, in under two weeks! Well done, L-B!
L-B is sending a prize to Sherry H., who came closest in guessing her finish date and time — within one hour, in fact! Sherry will be receiving 1960 yards of Joslyn’s Fiber Farm hand-dyed alpaca/wool lace yarn—enough for a shetland lace shawl.
We will be drawing the numbers for the raffle prizes on June 1, and I’ll announce the winners of those prizes that evening, or the next day. As you can see by the total donated in the sidebar, you all have been extremely generous, and once I add my donation, we’ll be sending well over $3000 to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
We should have a photo of L-B’s finished Inishmore later in the week.