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mwhite
07-22-2008, 05:28 PM
OMIGOSH! :woot: :cheering: This has got to be my favorite one so far and I will just HAVE to do it in several colors! I'm giddy with excitement at how pretty it is and can honestly say it IS a lace beauty!

Using Kinzel's "Valentine" design in her "First Book of Modern Lace Knitting" for the cheval set, I extended the hearts three times. I also made several pattern row changes to make sure that it radiated properly. It measures 36" and I used size 3(US) needles and a 5/2 mercerized, peach colored cottonthread.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2693997804_c2c2290104.jpg

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Jan in CA
07-22-2008, 05:44 PM
Boy are you fast! A lace project like that would take me forever! It's very pretty!

mwhite
07-22-2008, 05:54 PM
Thanks... remember now, it's done on circulars, continuously, knit side only and lots of skps, yos, k2togs....just a matter of running everyone out of the house, leaving the tv off, concentrating and the pure desire to see the finished piece. Oh yeah...and I usually get to knit about 4-5 hours daily.

sue in canada
07-22-2008, 07:34 PM
Absolutely beautiful. You are the lace queen.

mks22300
07-22-2008, 07:38 PM
Wow!! :heart:

mwhite
07-22-2008, 07:55 PM
Absolutely beautiful. You are the lace queen.
LOL! High praise and you're sweet to say this but I can't really take that crown! Maybe "Idiot Doily Tablecloth Queen" would suit better! :muah:

DeAnzaJig
07-22-2008, 09:14 PM
That is beautiful! :cheering:

dustinac
07-23-2008, 08:51 AM
:inlove: sooo pretty!!

kellee0302
07-23-2008, 09:42 AM
Absolutely gorgeous

bambi
07-23-2008, 10:13 AM
Beautiful! I can't even imagine knitting something that looks so intricate.

Bambi

outdoordrea
07-23-2008, 10:20 AM
Wow!! :heart:
What she said!

ritaw
07-23-2008, 11:37 AM
Stunning as always Mary and you are so quick at doing them now too.
You are like a crazy knitting machine in overdrive lol :)

McKnitty
07-23-2008, 02:28 PM
:passedout: Words are not adequate.

ArtLady1981
07-25-2008, 03:40 AM
Oh gosh...such wonderful knitting! I wish I had the gumption to take on something as wonderful as this tablecloth of yours!!!!

Debkcs
07-25-2008, 03:59 AM
Somehow I missed this one,Mary. It's lovely!

I do think you're on a roll here.

Have you cast on another one yet? :)

WandaT
07-25-2008, 08:22 AM
Absolutely incredible Mary!!! If I ever finished something that lovely, I think I'd have to hang on the way or frame it or something! GORGEOUS!!

mwhite
07-25-2008, 09:22 AM
LOL! I AM fearless on these usually....

I have cast on another one in Lilac, size 1(US) with a teeny tiny crochet thread...a tad scary but it's moving along nicely. The most difficult part was dealing with 4 DPNs and the pattern stitches. Now, I've reached the point where I can use a circular and way easier.

Wanda, I have the first Egeblad, ready to be framed! A couple of the others are going to our nearby Artisans Gallery for sale and showing. Am planning on a nice, oval tablecloth for my daughter and want to do a nice one for my granddaughter.... I have cats so can only hang them or put them out of their reach...

The.Knitter
07-25-2008, 09:26 AM
Simply gorgeous!!! So, are you taking orders? I'd love one in forest green for my kitchen table but 36" is too small, I'd need it to be probably a 40" round, LOL!!!

mwhite
07-25-2008, 09:44 AM
Simply gorgeous!!! So, are you taking orders? I'd love one in forest green for my kitchen table but 36" is too small, I'd need it to be probably a 40" round, LOL!!!

OOOOooo, wouldn't that be pretty! And a red one and OMGosh, a light blue one and a mint green one.....LOL! The size is determined not only by the pattern but size thread and needles.... This one was done with 3s and a 5/2... one done with 5s and a 3/2 would be about the right size for your table, extending to a fourth round of hearts. You'd want one that is either just 40" or one 52", put a cloth under it that would contrast and really make it pop! Git those needles movin, girl!

The.Knitter
07-25-2008, 09:49 AM
Do you have a copy of the pattern? Is it a free pattern I can download somewhere? If not, are you feeling up to photocopying and mailing by snail mail? A pattern might be necessary to "get those needles moving". LOL!!

mwhite
07-25-2008, 10:15 AM
I have the pattern, but it's in a book as a doily... Marianne Kinzel's "First Book of Modern Lace Knitting". I've extended it with changes in several rounds. There are about 12 patterns in that book and Amazon has it new for $9.95, well worth the investment and I can help you with the extensions. They also have good used ones for as little as $5.69! Her designs actually have sections and you simply repeat a certain section to make the extended rounds...changing a couple so that the stitch counts match the repeats.

knitternut
07-25-2008, 02:54 PM
Wow, that is beautiful. I hope to one day make something like that. My DD was born on valentines day so the hearts would be a great gift for her in the future.

The.Knitter
07-25-2008, 02:56 PM
knitternut: What a beautiful Valentine`s gift you got that year (was it this year?). That is truly love for you!!!

Perhaps you knit her a blanket with hearts on it (I did a section of a baby blanket using a dishcloth heart pattern and it turned out great). That would be a good start and great practice for the tablecloth!

Good luck.

mwhite
07-25-2008, 06:46 PM
knitternut: What a beautiful Valentine`s gift you got that year (was it this year?). That is truly love for you!!!

Perhaps you knit her a blanket with hearts on it (I did a section of a baby blanket using a dishcloth heart pattern and it turned out great). That would be a good start and great practice for the tablecloth!

Good luck.


I agree! You got a super V-day gift! My first reaction to this pattern was... I just GOTTA do one for my sweethearts, Maddi(DGD) and Christie(Deardeardeardaughter). I would love to figure out an oval pattern with this so I can make one for Christie's diningroom table which measures 42" x 72"...another project...again! LOL!

knitgal
07-28-2008, 08:41 PM
It looks gorgeous Mary! It also looks a little familiar ;)

mhansen
07-28-2008, 08:47 PM
Beautiful!

mwhite
07-28-2008, 10:19 PM
It looks gorgeous Mary! It also looks a little familiar ;)
Heeheehee! :muah:

saracidaltendencies
07-28-2008, 11:17 PM
How pretty!

GirlChris
07-29-2008, 12:46 AM
How could you post such a gorgeous thing when I was on vacation and got behind on the FOs? LOL It is gorgeous, great work, how satisfying.

Ronda
07-29-2008, 06:45 AM
Gorgeous!

mwhite
07-29-2008, 07:16 AM
How could you post such a gorgeous thing when I was on vacation and got behind on the FOs? LOL It is gorgeous, great work, how satisfying.
:teehee: Just couldn't help myself! LOL!