Monday, December 04, 2006

Lacevember Photos - Finally

I casted on for this project before Lacevember, well before I knew it was happening but it lagged. Early on I ripped the inch or two I had done and started over but I was timid about proceeding. Lacevember spurred me to learn how to read the chart and finish this project since I knew I wanted to send it to NY as a gift.

Unfortunately the photos are not great, and thus I will only post two (happy Greg?).


Here is an expanse of the scarf with lovely afternoon sun coming through the windows.

Over all it blocked well, though not totally straight. I suppose I should measure it but I would estimate it to be about 40 inches long and about 7 inch
es wide.




Unfortunately none of the shots I took really captured the colour of the yarn which is a rich very dark green. But this close give you a feel for the pattern at least.

The stats:

Pattern: Liesel by Mary Joy Gumayagay.

Yarn: 2 skeins of Berroco's Softwist in a colour not list in the link I just provided! I think the colour has been discontinued. Oh well.

Needles: started with vintage aluminum - waaay too slippery. Finished with Clover circulars size 8.

Start date: First attempt sometime in October, second attempt late October. Really started working on it first week of November. Finished Sunday November 26th.

The pattern states that this is a good pattern for those stray skeins, but had I had only one of the skeins I used, I would have been bummed by the length. I know I got 13 repeats out of the first hank and I am guessing I got the same from the second.

Also the Clover tips were a little too dull for this yarn as (I guessing at the terminology here) the pile is loose and a bit similar to embroidery thread in it's texture and the points separated it more than I would have preferred. I have two skeins in a nice bright red so I will use other needles for it, once I decide what I am going to make with it.

I have a skein of Lion and Lamb in Pewter which I had considered using to make a second scarf, for me but one I am not sure I love the pattern enough and two I am concerned how long an item it would make. So if any of y'all have suggestions for that skein let me know.




3 comments:

krista said...

That scarf is really pretty! Nice job.

goblinbox said...

It's lovely! I have yet to tackle lace. Or cabling, for that matter. I'm a boring knitter. ;-)

Jbeeky said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the pattern and think the color is perfect! I want to learn to knit.......