Sunday, October 01, 2006
Hot off the needles.
As you can see, it's still blocking. But other than pulling the pins out and folding it, it's DONE. Yay, me! It turned out larger than I expected, about 14 inches across. And there's one minor mistake in it (one of the crochet-chain loops is slightly off-center. Nobody tell the judges). But by and large, it looks really good, if I do say so myself.
If you've never knit lace, the best part is now, when it's all blocked out for the first time and you sit back, admire it, and say "Damn, I'm good." (The pattern is "Primula" from "The First Book of Modern Lace Knitting" by Marianne Kinzel, one of my favorites. It would make a great shawl done on size six or seven/4 or 4.5mm needles.)
Now I need to stoke up on caffeine and chocolate, huddle down in my office, and finish THIS:
At least all the needles are the same size now. Heavy sigh.
at 10:25 AM