Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I then begin my design in the yarn I choose, starting with four stitches, directly from my I-cord. Once I have an inch or two of my design knit, I unravel the cotton waste yarn.
You can leave it just as you find it, but if the center hole is too large you can tighten it up.
And here you see the scale with my Chibi case and US 1 needles. All the supplies for this new design are here and I'll post some pictures of my move to a circular needle when I get there. Once I block this out, you will see a perfect center without any aggravation.
Forsaking the Zephyr, I cast-on something totally new last night and I'll post about it later this weekend. It is worked from the center out and I start my centers in a slightly different way, so I'll take some pictures and show you.
My mom emailed to tell me "Blood is thicker than Blog." Happy weekend.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
I was thinking about how to teach a friend of mine the basics of charting a lace design for a shawl, and I decided to take a simple motif and manipulate it to work in two shawl shapes. The first is the most basic; a rectangle. The second is a simple triangle from the point up. I did not put a selvage on these charts, but the Oak Leaf edging I posted previously would work nicely on both. Happy knitting!
I actually have this very motif on my needles right now, as a scarf in pale blue cashmere lace-weight. I'll post a picture of it later.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
and go to the Sampler Workshop link.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
My next post will hopefully include a pattern chart for an Oak Leaf edging and a discussion on interpreting antique patterns. From there (and into enough free time this weekend) I should have good pictures of the Queen Anne's Lace Shawl. It is really hard to get good pictures of lace knitting, eh?
Monday, July 9, 2007
This is a casting-call for a movie called "Knitting Club."
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
She had a wonderful display of things she's knitted, based on patterns from the mid 1800's. Of particular note were her samplers, based on Knitting Lace, by Susanna Lewis. She had one version:And another, using DMC Cebelia 30, and it looks like this! Get out your eye glasses...
And even more wonderful things!
And yet more!
My knitting and I had a choice time...
I will put these pictures and more up on Flickr (link on your left) for complete enjoyment!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
I have a small photo essay cooking on the use of color in lace knitting, inspired by a recent discussion on the LaceKnitters group at YahooGroups. I hope to get that posted later this week. Don't I need more days off??? Happy July 4th!