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Azlynn
09-08-2008, 02:46 AM
This was my first lace project! I had some problems getting started, then I found I pushed too hard by giving myself too short of a time constraint in which to finish the project to gift it to my MIL when she comes to visit, but I did end up finishing it with just a few days to spare! There are a few mistakes, but for my first lace project I'm pretty happy with it. :woot:

Alix's Prayer Shawl:
Here (http://www.debbiemacomber.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=nnp&pageID=195) is the pattern.
Here (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Azlynn/alixs-prayer-shawl) it is on my Ravelry Project Page if you're on Ravelry

Yarn: Knit Picks Shimmer in Sunkissed colorway (lace weight 2-ply, 70% alpaca 30% silk)
Time: 6 weeks + 2 days (WHEW!)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3288/2832652402_b9ea1c61ed.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3242/2832652420_6898a9bb78.jpg

I did this one with the yard stick to show the difference before and after blocking.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/2832652448_eb68dd61db.jpg

Here it is with the same yard stick right before blocking:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/2832652384_01bf31d4a7.jpg

Slim
09-08-2008, 07:39 AM
It's beautiful! I love that colorway. It's a very ambitious first lace project, and you did a wonderful job. I'm sure she'll love it.

sue in canada
09-08-2008, 07:42 AM
Looks beautiful. She will love it.

WandaT
09-08-2008, 08:14 AM
It's gorgeous! You did a great job on your first lace project!!

dustinac
09-08-2008, 09:35 AM
:yay: Great job!! I love the color, very pretty, and she will love it!

margz3
09-08-2008, 11:13 AM
very pretty - I am impressed. You give me inspiration to try lace!

Azlynn
09-08-2008, 11:31 AM
Thanks, everyone!

Lace itself wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. I mean, really, when I broke it down and thought about it, it was just yarn overs and k2tog. My problem was keeping track. I did find that reading the chart was MUCH easier than the written instructions, for whatever that's worth.

The hardest part for me was the teeny tiny thread-like yarn. I'm enjoying knitting with some nice, fat yarn right now. lol Oh, besides the tiny yarn, the sheer number of stitches near the end got so tedious. Other than that, lace isn't much different than any other knitting (at least in my opinion).

Jan in CA
09-08-2008, 11:32 AM
Beautiful and I love the color! I don't have the patience for lace, but it is really pretty!

scout52
09-08-2008, 01:31 PM
You did a beautiful job!! She is going to love it!!

Debkcs
09-08-2008, 01:59 PM
Terri, it's beautiful! She's going to love it,how could she not?

GirlChris
09-08-2008, 03:41 PM
great job!

Abbily
09-09-2008, 10:21 AM
Gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!

Dangles
09-09-2008, 12:36 PM
Oh wow, that's one beautiful prayer shawl. Great work! :thumbsup:

KnittingNat
09-09-2008, 05:09 PM
It's lovely:heart:! The color is beautiful and i love the shimmery look you get from the silk in the yarn. Blocking does make a huge difference in lace, doesn't it? I keep telling myself that while seeing something that looks like cat puke on my needles :roflhard:

PurlyGyrl
09-10-2008, 04:48 PM
:yay: Very pretty--lovely color too

Azlynn
09-13-2008, 04:19 AM
So my MIL is here, and I have given her the shawl. She loved it very much, and it felt really good to give to her. It was totally worth all the effort I put into it. Thank you all for all the compliments on it. I feel ready to tackle almost anything now! (maybe that's a bit cocky lol)

Hygiene Mama
09-13-2008, 10:27 AM
Great job! I love the color!

tarrentella
09-15-2008, 12:29 PM
blocking realy does make a difference doesnt it!

It looks great, i like the geometric nature of the stitch pattern. im glad your MIL liked it :)

ArtLady1981
09-19-2008, 04:18 PM
This is marvelous work! I really love the color, too! Wow! :thumbsup:Thanks for sharing your work with us!!!