Thursday, May 18, 2006

so much wait, i HAVE time!

so now that i have gradumatated, i have plenty o time to knit. so lace seems like a good thing. i can concentrate on it instead of homework. so i now introduce my three teammates. they have not come to me free of error and worry. instead, they are mainly messes. but i am intent on fixing them all!

First up is the project dubbed "Lace Insanity." I'm test knitting this for my good friend Ana, and, as you can see, it has its own set of worries. Fit was a problem, but not too much had to be frogged, and all 200 stitches were easily returned to the Addi. It should be a happier design overall, once lost time is caught up. Brown Sheep Cotton Fine is quite delightful to work with, because the small wool content makes the cotton easy on my hands. Otherwise I don't use cotton.

Next we have the (ironically named) Helen's Lace. MMMMMMMM first time using any sort of silk. cannot wait to start in on it. using the free pattern that comes on the label, as it should be easy enough to follow while living in the KnittyChat this summer.

Lastly, the bane of my existence. I am clutching the iron grip of fuzzy alpaca yarn stuck in the evil evil nupps of Madli's Shawl. The end border of the shawl will not frog, and i have already wasted yarn by starting over. That shawl was horrid. It looked oh so pretty, and yet...ARGH. now my Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud is going to become a much greater thing...Shaped Triangle from Gathering of Lace. This is the pinnacle of my summer lace experience!

of course, it's not as much lace as monkee has on her plate, but i can try!


monkeemaven said...

Poor abandoned Madli.

monkeemaven said...

Great pictures, though!

Laura said...

Oh good!
Shaped triangle NOT out of Helen's Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace. We won't be copying each other after all.

Helen's Helen's Lace?

Helen's Lorna's Lace?

Lorna's Helen's Lace?

Gina said...

LOL! What a great photoessay!

LaBean said...

Yes, Helen has done losted her mind. Brave woman that you are, not only working lace, but fixing oopses too. I stand in awe. And yay for gradumutation!!

cindi said...

Congratulations on your,um, gradumutation. Enjoy your summer of lace-racing! Loved your photos. They really capture the pathos of our love-hate realtionships with yarn!

Theresa said...

Love the photos.