Monday, August 03, 2009

First lace project

It's only been about 5 months since I was a one hit wonder (garter stitch baby scarfs/dish/wash cloths anyone?) but lace has been on my list of things that I want to do but found somewhat (totally, completely and utterly) intimidating.

I've been slowly expanding my list of skills. I really want to do the beautiful projects on my mile long project pattern queue. But lace? Eep! Okay, so that's what I thought about casting on and off. And scarfs. And hats. And knitting in the round. And socks. All easy-peasie once I got past how tricky I thought they would be and did them.

So I went as simple as it gets, for a scarf for Lily. The yarn is handspun corriedale/merino/silk I'd bought awhile ago and dyed. It's not perfect, it came out a bit chunky as the yarn was spun thick-n-thin, from lace to almost-but-not-quite DK.

I finally got to blocking it tonight, I'm not sure I did that right but here it is drying... will add fringe and get good photos tomorrow! Oh and for the record, I think I'm going to love lace! I've got a shawl in the IxChel laceweight yarn I'm going to cast on tonight!

1 comment:

Sif said...

Oh wow, well I'm in awe!

I've seen some staggeringly beautiful lacework shawls recently and lacing looks sooooo complex! I guess it's just about put one stitch in front of the other though - in the end...