Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Lorna's Laces - Heaven

A beautiful soft lace weight I got from Taryn at PurlYarns.

I want to knit the lace shawl from The Kintter magazine called Espresso. It's a much richer chocolate in real life, slightly verigated and beautifully soft yarn. Lace is not the easiest thing to knit from mohair because if you make a mistake it's a real bitch to frog.

My daughters boyfriend asked me how long it took to wind it into a ball - I couldn't say because I didn't time myself and hubby helped also. I know one thing though, it took ages, that's what you get for forgetting to ask to have it wound into a ball. Must try to remember next time. And what's more I have loads of skeins that need to be wound into balls. Perhaps I should ask for a wool winder for Christmas.



Hanging Vines Shawl

This is a lovely Heartstring pattern and Mulberry Silk I bought from Meaghan at YarnsOnLine

I had have trouble concentrating occassionally but I love knitting this. It's a simple enough 12 row repeat pattern but when I first started knitting it moving the stitch markers on the 3rd row really messed me up. But now I've got the hang of it and I'm going ok.






SocktoberFest

I am knitting these socks for my son Jared. Very simple socks I know but I wanted something quick for my in between knits. The wool I bought from
Meaghan at YarnsOnline

I love the colour and it's nice wool too. The pattern is from Nancy Bush's book Knitting Vintage Socks.

3 comments:

fitknit said...

Beautiful yarns, wonderful projects!

NattyChick said...

Wow! That is one huge ball of wool! I bet that took you a good long time to wind. That shawl looks lovely.

monica said...

I can't imagine winding that by hand. I wound a hank of Helen (Lorna's Laces Helen)with the swift and ball winder and thought my arm would fall off from that, 1400+ yds of lace in a hank of Helen. Now I wish I had wound your yarn for you.