09 December 2008

The blob

I'm on a roll. I finished the first repeat of Chart C.

Here's my current lace blob:

Spider's Web Shawl, half-hexagon version

The close-up:

Close-up of half-hex shawl

The only mod so far is that I went down one needle size so it won't be quite as airy as some of the others out there. I'm a little worried that it may not block out as big as I would like but it is lace and blocking does amazing things to a project.

At this rate, I might actually be done by Christmas. Of course, its just for me. hee hee.

07 December 2008

Finally, photos

For my Tia, who is celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary in a few weeks:

Shawl for Tia
(for reference, the shawl is blocking on a queen-sized bed)

Shawl for Tia
(sorry for the white on white, hopefully you can still make out the shawl)

Pattern: Blue Curacao by Doris Chan (Ravelry link, part of Amazing Crochet Lace)
Yarn: Lily Chin's Greenwich yarn in white, 60% nylon, 22% acrylic, 28% mohair. This was the yarn in the pattern and I happened to have some in my stash. I actually have enough for another one but I haven't decided if I should make the same pattern for my mom.
Modifications: none

I really enjoyed crocheting this project. I was done in a couple of weeks but that was mostly because I didn't have much time to work on it during the week.

For myself:

Cashmere scarf

Cashmere Scarf - kitchener stitched together

Pattern: Tiger Eyes Lace Scarf by Toni M. Maddox
Yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Limited Edition: Luxury Sock Yarn (Cashmere & merino) in Raspberry Truffle. (Ravelry link since I can't find it anywhere else)
Modifications: I split the skein in two (good thing I have that scale) and then knit both ends at the same time. Originally, I used a 3-needle bindoff to join the two sides but it wasn't stretchy enough so I had to kitchener it together.

I've already worn this twice. It's only 8" wide but its ridiculously long, I think it was almost 80". It was too long to block on the queen-sized bed so I put a sheet over the carpet and pinned it using blocking wires.

05 December 2008

Apparently, its no big surprise♦

Because I couldn't resist...

Your rainbow is strongly shaded orange, red, and brown.


What is says about you: You are a passionate person. You appreciate the roughness of nature. You feel closer to people when you understand their imperfections. Others are amazed at how you don't give up.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

I saw this on Trillian's blog. Uh, apparently its no surprise that I always pick up the fiery orange yarns. Although that nature thing? Yeah, not really. Did I mention I'm a city girl and don't really "do" nature? (For those of you on my one & only camping trip, you can attest to it.)

I have been knitting (& crocheting) and one day I will actually take some pictures.

The holidays...so much to do & so little time. So I decided I needed to start a lace project (Ravelry link). I'm doing the half-hexagon version. I finished chart A (100 rows) in a few days but then had a brain fart when I started chart B. After tinking back a bit (we won't say how much), I'm back on track.

Lace knitting...so much better than thinking about all those things I should be doing.