Category lace

Resurrecting

Remember this? Me too, dimly. The Pi Shawl I started on back in the fall has lain dormant amongst the yarn stash and WIPs since about mid-November. I think I harboured some hopes of finishing it over the Christmas holidays, but then with other knits going on it became clear this project just needed some […]

It’s just that starting is so easy

I don’t know what it is about lace and lace-weight yarn that can have such an all-consuming effect. Either you’re in the deep dark throes of trying to finish something and feeling like it’s never going to end, or you’re fresh-faced and starting out with something new and it’s all going to be GREAT, just […]

Allons-Y

[ETA]: This pattern is now available for sale on Patternfish, and in my Ravelry store. I’ve been a busy little bee the last few weeks, as per usual getting one or two things ready for the knitting fair! For the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Fair this weekend, you will once again be able to find a new […]

The magical step

Did you know that when you finish knitting your shawl, you can give it a quick bath and then pin it out for blocking, and it changes from being a lump of yarn into being an actual lace shawl? It’s true. It works every time. You just can’t make this stuff up. (Lamplight shawl. Full […]

Lifelines

The shawl is now thisclose to being finished. Just a few border rows and a bit of blocking and it’ll be done, and after that a bit more pattern drafting and it’ll be ready to go up for sale over at The Sweet Sheep. I’m happy that it’s almost finished (because then I get to […]

Ticking along

(Because several people asked at my last post – if you want to know more about any future Toronto TTC Knitalongs, join the Ravelry group, follow the TTC Knitalong blog, or simply keep a close eye out on my blog or others like Team-leader Michelle, because advance information about signups is/was available in all of […]

Tra la la, tra laaa la, tra lalalalalaaaaa….

It is DONE. I’ll weave in the ends this afternoon when I’m sitting at the Purple Purl. And then I’ll traipse around in it for a little bit. And then I get to knit something new. I can’t even tell you how exciting it is to have this finished. This is 1900 yards of finished […]

In case you were wondering

Despite the fact that it is approximately twelve kinds of steaming hot outside (hello, July), I am thinking a lot about starting a bunch of new knitting projects. I am thinking about starting my own Royale (which will be my Rhinebeck sweater this year). I am thinking about designing a fair isle sweater, or perhaps […]

Picking up

Earlier this week, I happily completed the centre garter stitch section of the Bridgewater shawl, decreasing all the way to the top point of the square. It was great. Now all I have to do is pick up approximately eleventy million stitches around the edge, and then I can start the lace edging. I’m going […]

In which I talk about yarnovers

So, as we covered last time, I am in recovery from learning that I have been working my yarnovers (YO, also alternately indicated as “yarn forward” or “yf” – remember that, it’ll come in handy later) incorrectly, and dudes, it is a long damned time since I learned a knitted thing that changed my perception […]

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