Monday, November 27, 2006

The Amazing Lace

Finally. My first "real" lace project. Done.

Pattern: Leaf Lace Shawl bought from Yarnies. Knit the largest size.
Yarn: Knitpicks Shimmer in Happy Dance. A bit less than two skeins.
Needles: Susan Bates Silvalume Size US 4 29" Circular.
Dates: First started back in January. Ripped out in April due to idiocy. Restarted for the Amazing Lace in May. Barely worked on for many months. Reinvigorated toward the end of the summer. Powered through to the finish in November. Finished on Thursday November 23, blocked on the 24th.
Mods: Used one size smaller needle than pattern called for to make the leaves look more "cohesive" - not as holey.
Thoughts: Love it. Even with the varigated and the pooling. Love it. Was a bit murderous towards the end, but sitting for several hours while others watch football/play video games/drive the car makes for great lace knitting time. Came out the perfect size - I was a bit worried before I blocked it. But man, oh man. It really is magic. Wow.

This? I have no idea where this came from. I'm only knitting Christmas presents. Not lace.

Y'all know you can always click the picture to make it bigger, right? Just checking!


  1. Gorgeous shawl! I like the way the colors pooled.

  2. It looks wonderful!! I can't believe that's your first lace project. You are a natural at lace knitting. :)

  3. Oh it's beautiful! You did a great job!

  4. Hang on while I pick my jaw up off the floor...wowza! It's gorgeous, girl!

  5. Incredible! That's your first "real" lace?? Pat yourself on the back!

  6. Gorgeous! Breathtaking!

  7. Anonymous2:30 PM

    Congratulations!!!! It's beautiful!!!!

    I am so impressed at all your finished FOs. You must be so excited! Now tell us about that blue thing...

  8. Great work on the shawl! . . . But you're succumbing to Icarus even with your 400 Christmas gifts pending? This could get interesting . . .

  9. Anonymous6:53 PM

    what about em's shawl, wasn't that real lace? and all those lacey socks?? so what is the new thing on the needles you shouldn't be working on??

  10. Anonymous7:25 PM

    Gorg-a-mous, Jenn!!! And, hahaha, what's that little blue thing?? Not another, is it? Bitten by the lace bug, I tell ya.

  11. oooh, pretty! i love that color. :)

  12. WOW. Just... WOW.