Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Amazing Lace

Finally. It's done. Just in time, as the wedding is this weekend!



Pattern: Baltic Sea Stole by Fibertrends
Yarn: Knitpicks Merino Style in Dusk - 9 balls
Needles: Sz 8 Clover Bamboo Circulars
Dates: March-September 2006 (on and off)
Mods: I did not use mohair as the pattern called for - didn't want the bride to be itchy!
Thoughts: Bored to tears by the pattern at several points. However, loosing the chart really helped me finish it up - I discovered that I had the repeats memorized, and it was much faster to work from memory than look at the chart every row. I was really worried that it would be too "thick" - too heavy, but blocking worked a MIRACLE on this pattern. It's lighter, it drapes, it's really nice. I hope the bride likes it!


11 comments:

  1. Oh - it's gorgeous! What a great color & the yarn worked so well for that - the stitches are so nice and even. Great work!

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  2. Wow that is so pretty! I really love the color.

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  3. Beautiful! And a wonderful gift.

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  4. So beautiful! Lovely job, as always.

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  5. What a beautiful stole!

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  6. i hope you can hear me all the way from texas; i'm oOoh-ing and aAah-ing like you wouldn't believe :) something new, something blue. if someone gave me something as beautiful and thoughtful as that (seriously! look how long it took you to make it!), i would feel so honored. that's such a great present, and i am absolutely sure the bride will appreciate it as much or perhaps more than i do just looking at it :)

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  7. yahoo!! Now just don't forget to bring it! Can't wait to see you!! Love you!!!!

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  8. (clapping loudly)....wonderful job! It's really beautiful! The bride is a very lucky woman to have something like this.

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  9. oooh aaaahhh purdy stuff.....

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  10. Stunning! Be sure to show us wedding photos!

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