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.


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.......