Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Doily done ...

... except for the final blocking.

With the great advise from Barbie McConnell and other knitters on the Laceknitters Yahoo group, (link listed at right,) I finished this edging.

- finally, the beginnings of a desparately needed felted purse to replace the current beat up leather bag. This one I'm going to keep, it'll be my take on the Dale of Norway designed sweater for the Canadian 2010 olympic ski team.
- have frogged the zigzag sock and will save the yarn for a simpler pattern, still want to make the zigzag sock, as well as 30 or so other socks from my knitting books, magazines and the internet.
- a couple of starts to lacy shawl projects that will probably be frogged.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Sideways Sock

Here's one finished TIGHT FITTING sideways sock that's knit flat and sewn up the back - quite a struggle to get the garter st cuff over the heel.

Confetti sock yarn
2.5mm needles
Gauge: 8sts 12 rows
Opal Sideways socks (eta NB: original link no longer works, use this one. I don't know if Opal Hundertwasser sock yarn still has the pattern, in German, on the inside of the ball band.)
Changes to pattern;
- shortened length, CO 120 sts; cuff-24sts, leg-36sts, heel-28sts, foot-32sts
- added rows, 80 rows total, not enough
- regular stockinette st toe, picked up 64sts, dec to 24sts, kitchener st to close
... fits a ladies size 5 1/2-6 1/2.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

... more laceweight comparisons

- Lily Daisy 100 % mercerized crochet cotton, size 20
- Colourmart 45/55% cashmere/silk, cobweb wt http://www.colourmart.com/
- Jaggerspun Zephyr 50/50% merino/silk
(- see July '06 for previous posting)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Stalled on WIP

1. Doily - my first knit doily ever - from Patterns For the Art of Lace Knitting Rachel Schnelling/Gloria Pennning
I can't figure out how to finish this edge . The doily is knitted but the edging is crocheted on - will just have to keep trying.
- Lily Daisy - size 20 mercerized crochet cotton from DS
- 2mm Inox circular needle, (ouch - those tips are sharp,)
- size 11 crochet hook
- magic loop (ML) - next time I'll have to try using toothpicks for the center as some loops stretched out of shape using ML. Also, sliding stitches over the bump on the circs is painfully slow.

2. More socks - stopped working on these because they're too busy-looking and too orange-y so I'm thinking of starting over with something else from the stash.

- Fotissima Colori #2405
- 2mm Inox circulars
- magic loop, co 72 sts