Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Back in Action with Icelandic Lace

After getting to the blue border of the Icelandic Lace Shawl, I realized that one of my colors was off. I substituted the darker pool for the sky that I had been intending to use. I think it fits in with the overall color scheme better but I had to wait for KnitPicks to send me the one skein of yarn. Now that I have it I am back in action. I only have 10 very long rows left!

In the meantime I started a Large Rectangle In Spider Netting from Victorian Lace Today. I knew that I shouldn't because I have enough WIP's. Furthermore, I don't even know why I want to make this shawl. It is very plain with nothing very interesting about it. Never-the-less, I started yet another project and am very much looking forward to it.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Plugging Away on Icelandic Lace Shawl

I have been knitting away on the Icelandic Lace Shawl. It has been a quick knit although the pattern doesn't seem to be well written. I will have to check the errata and get back to you on that.
I had enough foresight to use a provisional cast-on at the beginning which made it much easier to pick up the 339 stitches for the border. I am 10 rows into the 30 row border and then I am done. I would be doing the happy dance but the last row has in excess of 600 stitches so I am not that close to the end.
In other news, I finally got on Ravelry. I am just loving it. Wonderful places to organize your projects, patterns, and stash. I also love how easy it is to look at other people's projects. If you are on Ravelry my name is LorriAnn. If you are not sign up to be a Beta tester because you will LOVE it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Fall of Knitalongs

There are so many wonderful knitalongs out there that I am always tempted to join but eventually I see reason. Reason says that I should finish some of the stuff on the needles before starting yet another project. Two knitalongs have called out to me so much lately though that I have joined.
One of the knitalongs is for Fulmar. If you have been reading my blog you may remember (or you may not since it has been awhile since I have worked on it) that I have been working on Fulmar forever. This is a great knitalong for me since I obviously need some inspiration and I don't need to add another project to me needles.

My Fulmar is currently on the home stretch of the front. Yes, that means that I still must knit 2 sleeves and the back. Someday I will finish this sweater. Honestly. . .

The second knitalong is for the Icelandic Lace Shawl courtesy of Knitting Daily. The pattern was free. I had most of the yarn. I am not currently working on a lace project. So I took the plunge. It looks like it will be a fairly quick knit also. I have only been working on it for a week.

I am using size 6 needles and 9 colors of blues and greens from Knitpicks Palette. I have been hearing some grumblings about the shawl being too small. The jury is still out on mine. I tend to block things quite large anyhow. I may switch to a size 7 for the border though.

Happy knitting everyone!