Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Of Iceland and Tudor Roses


Just a quick update to say that I have finished the Icelandic Lace Shawl. It was a quick and easy knit. The color changes seem to have given it some interest. That said I am not sure that the finished product really appeals to me that much but it does seem to be a practical shawl that you don't have to agonize over getting snagged.

Here are some pictures. I look somewhat agonized. My husband sometimes has trouble taking pictures and I think I was letting it get to me.







I have also finished Katherine's first sleeve. The people in my knitting group so agonized about cutting the armhole steek but really what are you to do? A sweater with no arms would not be of much use. Likewise, I have two arms so off to finish Katherine up. I am hoping my energy can hold up until her completion.



In other news, if you have a Ravelry account I have been loading pictures of old stuff onto it. It's been a nice trip down memory lane. Check me out at LorriAnn.


6 comments:

carolyn said...

WOW! Your shawl knit up so fast. It looks great, but I have to say, as a big Fair Isle fan, Katherine will be absolutely gorgeous! I want to knit one...

Lamzie Divy Woolens said...

It's beautiful! I love how you put the colors together.

tycho said...

Are you enjoying Kathrine? I'm thinking of making a version of this sweater as a men's cardigan using light and dark grey, and sticking to two colors....

miyamojo said...

YAY! I really like the shawl! Those are my colors! Katherine will be done in no time too! m :)

Deborah (a.k.a. Mt. Mom) said...

I know what you mean about ravelry and "memory lane"! I received my invitation about 10 days ago, and I've been trying to pace myself: only 1 or 2 projects a day. Digging up photos, pulling out yarn bands, . . . . But it's fun, too! I'm on as mtmom.

kimberly said...

WOW! (I did not wait until lunch break to check your blog) that sweater is BEAUTIFUL! (shawl is very nice too). I also found steeks to be not nearly as scary as I thought they would be. Very very nice work, looking forward to seeing the FO!