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.


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.


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.