(Yes, it is the rare lunch-hour blog post.)
It is official. Daisy is a web goddess.
I am so happy I did not attempt to move my blog from Moveable Type to WordPress all by myself. Over 1200 blog entries plus nearly 40,000 comments plus a stupid web host equals all sorts of headaches. Daisy has cheerfully and calmly worked through all of them. Not only that, but she has meticulously set all sorts of great options in WordPress to make my blogging almost effortless. There are still kinks to be worked out, so please bear with us.
For now, I’m posting photos to the blog from Flickr. You can click on ‘em to go to the Flickr page to see them in the larger size. My apologies to those of you whose workplace blocks access to Flickr, but I’m dealing with bandwidth issues so needed to make this change.
Why, Yes, There IS Lace in My Future
On my last post, KT commented:
Any lace in your future since it’s such perfect warm-weather knitting?
So happy you asked.
I could resist the siren song no longer. Sunday afternoon I pulled out my skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silkmo in the Lucy colorway and wound it into a ball.
Can’t see my photo? Click the link here: Silkmo
I cast on for Kiri,
The pattern calls for Rowan Kidsilk Haze knitted on a US 7 (4.5mm) needle. The Silko is a bit heavier than Kidsilk Haze.
Can’t see my photo? Click the link here: Silkmo vs KSH
So I am using a US 8 (5mm) needle. And so far am liking the looks of the pattern at this gauge.
Kiri is a triangular shawl in an all-over leaf pattern. The Lucy yarn is variegated, so I wanted a lace pattern that wasn’t too complex, as it would get lost in the variegation of the yarn. This lace is currently in the “bucket of boiled *ss” stage (props to the lovely Rabbitch (who, I believe, first coined that phrase).
Can’t see my photo? Click the link here: Kiri
But I do believe that the yarn and the pattern are working nicely together.
Can’t see my photo? Click the link here: Kiri Close-up
What were your thoughts on the Grasshopper sock? Do they stay up on your ankles? Did you have to adjust the pattern?
I’ve tried the Grasshopper socks on and they seem fine, though I’ve not actually worn them yet, so I don’t know about their stay-up-ability.
Can’t see my photo? Click the link here: Grasshopper Socks
The only modification I made to the pattern was to eliminate the increases on the calf because the lace pattern is stretchy enough to not need extra shaping. I used a US 1 needle for the whole sock.
Can’t see my photo? Click the link here: Lucy
“This whole blog move thing is just exhausting!”