Tuesday, 22 December 2015

FAL Finish: Lace Wrap


2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


One of the knitted items on my Q4 2015 FAL list was a lace wrap.  This is how it looked when I wrote the list:

Lace wrap


It's knitted using Sublime extra fine merino (2ply) and is a free pattern (find it here).  I'll be honest, it was really boring to knit and I ended up forcing myself to do at least one twelve row repeat each day before I was allowed to do any other (more interesting) knitting or sewing!

This is how it looked once it was off the needles but before blocking:

Off the needles!


Blocking it was also tedious - I've never blocked something that's supposed to be completely straight but has stocking stitch (and therefore curled) borders and it's not something I'm going to rush to do again.  I don't have a picture of it blocking but I ended up cobbling together a Heath Robinson-type affair with pins stuck in the carpet and crochet cotton.  Here it is after blocking:


Blocked!


The yarn is gorgeously soft and lovely to knit with - I'd use the yarn again, just not with this pattern!  Here's a closer photo of the lace pattern, not the most interesting pattern in the world, I think you'll agree!  However, the person I knitted it for is very happy with it and that's what matters!


Blocked!

This is likely to be my last post before Christmas so I hope you all have a happy, healthy and peaceful time.  I'd like to thank you for all the lovely comments you've left and support you've given me this year - I may not blog often (hoping to change that next year but I'll believe that when it happens!) but I do enjoy it and I hope you do too!

Archie also likes the perks of blogging: the biscuits!  (Note the difference in his co-operation level when biscuits are included in the photo-taking process!  If you're in any doubt, have a look at the photos of him in my last post, taken sans biscuits!!)

Tree up, lights on, decorations tomorrow...
Come on, biscuit, come to me!  You know you want to...I can hear you calling my name!
You've just carried in a turkey and a ham...
You've just come in carrying a turkey and a ham, what do you mean 'None of it's for you!'?  Who are you trying to kid?

Thanks for popping in!!



P.S.  If you never seem to get a reply to your comments then it's highly likely you're a 'no reply' blogger - here is how to fix it.  In the meantime, I've started replying to NRB in the comments section, it's the best fix I can think of when I can't track down an email address.  Recent NRB commenters include Marie, RubySue, Kate Chiconi, and Jessie Aller.  If you'd like a reply from me then please include your email address (in a 'myname (at) provider (dot) whatever' if you prefer) and I'll get back to you!  Thanks!

14 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas. Molly Brown and Jessie send Christmas Woofies to Archie.

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  2. You did well to push on through the boring times. Your knitted lace looks really lovely now it's finished :) I wish you and Archie a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year x

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  3. Wow! That lace is stunning! And a gorgeous tree to! Have a wonderful Christmas my friend, Jxo

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  4. It may have been boring to knit, but the results are gorgeous! And another project crossed off the list...
    About being a NRB: I have to comment using my Google+ profile as Blogger doesn't like my WordPress profile. I've had a good rummage around in Google+ settings but can't see anything that will automatically show my email address if I comment, so I've added it to my profile blurb. I tried..... katechiconi@gmail.com

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and Adorable Archie!

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  6. One off the todo list - and Harley's Hexies to go on! Congrats on the win! Merry Christmas to you and yours X

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  7. A very Merry Christmas to you and Archie. I hope 2016 brings you, and everyone you care about, good health and happiness. Thank you for providing us with such entertainment with your blog. X

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  8. That's a gorgeous knit! But, yes, it does not look thrilling work. And you don't even get to keep it! Pants. Remember take a photo of Archie NOT getting some turkey. That'll be a fine incredulous face! Poor lad and his poor tum. Have a lovely Chrimbo!! X

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  9. Merry Christmas! I think that shawl is really beautiful and must be adorable soft! I wish you most wonderful Christmas time! Hugs and kisses! Teje, Nero and Hanna
    PS. soon I continue in the new address: www.nerospostbox.wordpress.com

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  10. What beautiful knitting! Looks so cuddly. Have a lovely Christmas with Archie!

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  11. Merry Christmas Helen, hope you relented to share a little nice food with Archie. Love the wrap, talented lady!

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  12. Merry Christmas Helen, hope you relented to share a little nice food with Archie. Love the wrap, talented lady!

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  13. Well it looks luxurious and very cosy to me! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.

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  14. I'm sorry that you found it boring but it is beautiful.

    Did you find biscuits that Archie's allowed to have?

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