Thursday, July 26, 2007

Clue two

There are have been lots of rumours circulating about what this stole might look like at the end. Some good, some bad and upsetting. The idea of swans appeals to me I hadn't seen it before I took this photo but I really can see little birds flying in formation and I am sure there is a Irish folk lore about swans. I guess I won't know for sure until the end. One thing I do know though, is that I have always done my yarn overs the wrong way. Much of my knitting abilities are self taught and this has never been a problem in the past but, then again I have never done anything lacey that was trying to create a picture rather than a pattern before. I was really struggling at the begining of clue two as the eyelet kept moving to the wrong side of the pattern. Anyway thanks to the internet I looked it up and resolved the problem.

The other quick project saffron looks like this. Unfortunately the damask that I bought online is not a good colour with the handknit cotton so I am going to have to try and choose another colour I am tempted to go for the cream coloured one just for ease. What I wouldn't give for a decent wool shop in the area. The lava colour damask that I bought is going to be turned into a peony also from rowan 41 for the mother in law ( good aren't I). I am hoping I might get the wool to make me one for my birthday.


  1. Hi,
    as well as the green damask, which, as you probably know, I have loads of, I also have the cream, to make peony with, and 1 ball of a pink (don't have the shade number to hand at the mo). If you would like I am happy to post you a couple of lengths of each so that you can get an idea of whether it would go with the top before you buy anymore. Just let me know.
    BTW the lace knitting looks great.

    Best wishes

  2. lynne that is very kind. Is it a pale pink colour? There is one called silica which i think might go. If so i would love a snipit! my email is

  3. I think the shawl is turning out lovely. Funny when you find out that a technique you have been doing for years isn't how it should be done at all, it's happened to me too.

    I hope that you are on the mend, your ankle and your needles. I hope you have your foot up and are following "rice", hope it provides you with sometime for knitting.

  4. Beautiful! I hope your ankle is better!

  5. Your stole is coming along beautifully. Lovely pewter color.

  6. Your shawl is coming along just fine. It is nice for me to see the images of shawls other than my own since I am using a yarn that has quite bit of halo to it (alpaca and silk. When I see images like yours I can see the design much clearer. I still have no idea what it is except beautiful. Keep up the great work.

  7. I know what you mean about a decent yarn shop, I'm always so jealous when I read others who say they just ran down to their LYS for a visit and some stash enhancement, or whatever. :0) The stole it looking amazing, it's so pretty.


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