Thank You! for all the comments on my surprise jacket. Despite all the garter stitch it really was a great knitting experience – and it’s so quick! I’ve been pondering what EZ project to knit next. I may dig out the EZ pi shawl from A Gathering of Lace that I started last spring.
When I first started knitting, I never thought I’d like knitting lace. The entire circular cord covered with hundreds of loops, the wound up ball of lace weight yarn that doesn’t dent until after multiple charts, the bunched up stitches carried around in your bag for months and months. Now I want charts, the thinnest of yarns and 3.25 mm needles (and a copy of Victorian Lace Today, please).
Above, Ene’s Scarf from Scarf Style, two out of four charts done and soaking up windowsill light.
11/15/2006 at 8:51 pm
Mmmm… I love the lace. I’m about to cast on my first lace project – Eunny’s Print O’ The Wave Stole in Zephyr for my sisters wedding.
11/15/2006 at 8:52 pm
Ene’s Scarf if one of my favourite and now I’m waiting for my copy of Victorian Lace Today to come too…
11/15/2006 at 8:55 pm
I used to have the same thoughts about lace knitting. Lace on sweaters were too hole-y for me and I didn’t wear shawls back then, so I culdn’t see any lace knitting in my future. But then I got captivated, lace is enchanting to knit and I realised I can wear small shawls and lace cardis after all.
11/16/2006 at 8:30 am
I used to feel that way about socks – never thought I would WANT to knit with 2.25mm needles! But now, they are the most comfortable for me and I love them!
The color of Ene is beautiful – a wonderful, rich purpley blue!
11/16/2006 at 10:27 am
oooh, look at that fuzzy halo. that’s gonna be one pretty shawl.