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Sknitter56
07-23-2010, 09:44 PM
I've knitted this for a Christmas present for my friend, Maggie, in England who has lots of antiques displayed in her home. I'm thinking this would be nice on a table with one of her tea sets. Lace and I haven't gotten along in the past, but I stuck with this and actually finished with only a couple of mistakes (that I hid). It's 20" in diameter and it's from the book Old World Treasures by Gloria Penning. I actually enjoyed this a great deal more than I thought I would and I'm now trying to decide which pattern I may start next. Very interesting knitting project as every other row is different. I don't know the name of the yarn I used...it was a 2-ply shiny cotton in a knitting basket I won on Ebay so I'm not really sure what it is. It's not really easy to see the design but maybe it'll show up OK.

clb1968
07-23-2010, 11:21 PM
Beautiful, I have not tried lace yet,maybe one day soon.

ArtLady1981
07-24-2010, 01:31 AM
Oh wow! This is divine work!!!

Jan in CA
07-24-2010, 12:02 PM
Beautiful! :yay:

Slim
07-24-2010, 04:35 PM
It's lovely! Beautiful work.

Sknitter56
07-24-2010, 06:24 PM
Thanks, guys! It's dried now and I've starched and ironed it, and it really does look good (as I pat myself on the back :) ). The crochet edge looks weird, but the directions said to sc 3 stitches together six times, then sc 3 stitches tog 2 times, which is what I did. I don't know why it was like that, but that's the way it was written. It's not an exact circle, but it can be maneuvered around better than what I'm showing.

WandaT
07-25-2010, 04:56 PM
WOW - it turned out so beautiful!!! What a labor of love!! Congrats on an awesome lace project!

Lana
07-25-2010, 10:01 PM
WOW!!! That's a really ambitious lace project.

KUDOs to you!:yay:

margz3
07-26-2010, 10:18 AM
Very pretty! Lovely backdrop for displaying antiques!

kmaclean
07-26-2010, 12:19 PM
Great Job! I can't believe that's your first lace project ... it turned out fabulous! I'm sure your friend will love it, it sounds like it will be perfect for her :cheering: