wow! it’s been a loooooooong time! is anybody out there? well, i’m not pretending that i’ll be posting regularly…i’m in the throws of my master’s program. only 6 more months to go! take heart, though! i have been knitting…
here is the last draft that i had in my queue:
(written on 30 april 2008)
i told you that I’ve been itching to knit some lace. so far my lace success stories only include fingering weight yarn (mostly socks…but there was the diamond shawl – which i totally love). this is mostly because I horde sock yarn.…er… the majority of my stash is fingering weight.
i do have some laceweight in the stash:
- penthouse silk lace in staton park by neighborhood yarn co. (from knitter’s connection ’07)
- zephyr silk-wool (knitter’s merc)
- knitpicks merino lace (where else?)
- skacel (vegas purchase)
- unknown yarn (dollar bin at a lys in gena’s hood)
I had originally balled up the skacel for the another shawl….but 12 rows in the project imploded. Since then i’ve been trying t find a project to fit the yarn. No go. The project found another yarn. a few days ago I started the maltese shawl from VLT. LOVE IT. However, I have only 7 repeats knit…out of 88!!!
the pattern itself is not difficult, but it is patterned on both sides so one must pay attention at all times. i suspect that i move on it will become easier to read my work. there are only 6 rows in each repeat, so keep your fingers crossed that i don’t get bored!
so….8 months later, i’ve resurfaced. (ah!) i’ve come to show you that project! (in fact, i’ve counted 15 total projects for 2008. some tiny…some big…and a lot of lace…but not so much with the pictures).
maltese wedding shawl
pattern: maltese shawl from vlt (ravelry link)
jaggerspun zephyr wool-silk 2/18 in charcoal
2 skeins | 630 yds : 2 oz | 50 wool : 50 silk
started: april 29, 2008
finished: june 14, 2008
needles: US #4 knitpicks nickel plated options
notes: a little long for me but i love it!
anyway, this lace project ended up being the shawl i wore for my wedding. yup! butter and i eloped! if jj ever finishes up with the pictures…maybe i can post some. (cough!!) anyway, please excuse the cheesiness….i was being silly and i was on a post-wedding high!
and as a last note…i miss my blogging buddies, you are often in my thoughts and yes, at times i do stalk you. i hope the holidays have found you well and…
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!