Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Updating

Way back in the past of August, I began the mammoth task of tacking these hexagons. Here's how I'm going with that. I have about 100 of the 600 left to go. After I took this photo I spread them out like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and I'm figuring out how to sew em together.



And a Finished Object!!!
I'm not sure how long I've been working on this. Let's just call it "awhile". Anyway. My very first lace project. It's made using Lisa Souza's Sock Yarn in the colour Delft. And a shawl patten I got from Knitty (how's that for vague on the details?).



The whole time I was knitting this (and it was a looong time and it turns out I can't knit lace tired as it is hard to unpick) I was really worried I was doing it wrong. I'd heard that lace looks like a dog's breakfast and the reward is the magic at the end when you block it. So I hung in there.

And lo and behold! Magic!!



And up close for the shell-lace pattern:


2 comments:

Lisa S said...

Wow, it looks like pretty fortune cookies caught in a web. Beautiful job, from dog's breakfast to the pretty shawl! Congrats and happy holidays!

girlie jones knits said...

Heh - thanks! Your yarn is stunning to work with. I'm totally moving my shawl in Mars Quake up to be the Next project!