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:
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:
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:
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!
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!!)
|Come on, biscuit, come to me! You know you want to...I can hear you calling my name!|
|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!!
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