Thursday, October 30, 2008

Long, lacy summer

I still consider myself a somewhat novice knitter. I haven't been knitting for all that long but I do feel like I've learnt alot of knitting techniques in the short amount of time that I've been knitting - cables, knitting in the round, stranded work, socks, DPNs, magic loop - but lace has scared me somewhat. The concept of very very fine yarn, smallish needles and the complete untinkability of the whole thing puts me off but with some convincing from some SnB friends and some unbelieveably gorgeous yarn from Elissa I've decided to give it a go. Bells is hosting a long lacy summer thingie over at her blog and some of the work is just amazing - check out RoseReds Forest Canopy shawl, Bells Adamas shawl , Caffeine Faieries shawl or Kiss My Frogs Gust - all of which I may one day aspire to achieving. But for now this is my contribution to the long lacy summer Not sure that this really classifies as lace because the yarn is a 4py but I'm enjoying it none the less and I'm totally in love with the yarn both for workability and for the colours - definitely "me" and while I can't quite 'see' the pattern yet I have faith that with a fair amount of blocking she'll come out OK....

4 comments:

Bells said...

of course it qualifies as lace! You could knit a lace cardigan in 10ply and it would still qualify. Love it.

Kuka said...

dude you put holes in it!! On purpose!!!
That makes it totally lace!! =)

Georgie said...

I cant do better than kuka ;-)

I'm so glad you persisted with this, it's looking fabulous. And when you block it....it will be magic. Promise!

kissmyfrog said...

Aww, blush! Thanks for loving my Gust (which is also in a 4ply: Araucania Ranco sock yarn to be exact). Yours is lovely (and totally lace!) Love the yarn, what is your pattern? :)