June 12, 2007
What a lazy blogger I have been!
Thank you for all your sweet comments about my socks. They really are beautiful and I can't wait to wear them.
As soon as they were done though, I moved on. I had to.
What am I up to now??
A new shawl! From Victorian Lace Today. I am a lot further than this picture shows. I am almost done with the main part and will soon start with the knitted on lace border. I hope I don't run out of steam like I did with the round shawl. I haven't given up on that... (john) ;-)
The only challange with this is not the pattern. That is easy. It's the yarn. 70% Kid Mohair. Sure it looks pretty all wound up in a ball, but it is pure EVIL. Just when you think you are going at a good pace, you drop a stitch. Yep. I am unknitting a couple of rows right now, but I should be back on track soon. No life lines for me, no sir. Why would I do a smart thing like that?
Posted by beth at June 12, 2007 12:27 PM
The shawl is gorgeous! It will be worth every stifled (or not) swear word you said knitting it. :-) When the mohair really halos it will be very wonderful. I want to touch it!
Posted by: Salt City Spinner at June 12, 2007 01:55 PM
Be one with the lifelines :) Of course, I should practice what I preach! I use them about 50% of the time. My intentions are always good, but I always forget to stop after a repeat and actually put it in there!
Posted by: Carla at June 12, 2007 02:27 PM
Ugh! Lace and life lines...what joy! The mohairy hairy-ness would get on my nerves! GRRR!
Posted by: Christie at June 12, 2007 02:34 PM
Wow, that was fast! It looks lovely, and I admit that I love lace knitting but never use lifelines. Living on the edge, that's what I like to tell myself.
Posted by: Gena at June 12, 2007 02:48 PM
Yay! More purple! This is very similar to the Making Tracks shawl both Susan and I have made. Though not in Kid Mohair... I salute you!
Posted by: gina at June 12, 2007 03:45 PM
I always think I'm too cool for lifelines...and anyone who has seen my knitting could tell me that this is not the case! Someday, I'll learn.
The shawl is beautiful. Love the color!
Posted by: Sheepish Annie at June 12, 2007 04:29 PM
Yeah, unknitting mohair is a pretty unpleasant way to spend some time! Looks good though!
Posted by: lisa at June 12, 2007 07:27 PM
I'm on row 39 of that same shawl in dark purple Silky Wool. I wanted a mindless shawl to work on between other knitting. This one fits the bill doesn't it!!
Posted by: kitkatknit at June 13, 2007 11:40 AM
I love your shawl. I know when you finish you will be pleased.
I myself have hard times knitting, especially when I have to use 3 needles. Seems I am all thumbs!
Heres to many great projects!
Posted by: Michele/Lilyputts at June 13, 2007 03:53 PM
I enjoy your presentation of the violet on the green shrubbery!
Posted by: Carol at June 13, 2007 04:19 PM
Hi Beth. I just found your blog and read your things about me list. I don't see a way to email you, so I'll tell you here, I grew up with a cat named Smudge. He was a 17 lb Siamese mix, born in a barn, and the sweetest cat I've ever known. Thanks for the memory.
Posted by: Riin at June 14, 2007 12:21 AM
oooo pretty!!! I keep hearing about that book.. I might have to investigate!
Posted by: Mia at June 15, 2007 08:33 AM
Holy cow Beth... the shawl is gorgeous!
Posted by: Sara at June 15, 2007 11:09 AM
Hey! Nice shawl! It looks like Making Tracks and I love that pattern!
Posted by: Susan at June 17, 2007 01:00 AM