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Braden
06-27-2007, 07:08 AM
I'm revaling it early! I hope that's alright, it's only 3 days, after all.

This month's challenge will be...

A LACE PROJECT!!!

I think lace is great summer knitting, because it's light and airy, and it's also great travel knitting, for those who are on vacation, because the yarn doesn't take up much room, and a 24" needle can easily handle 1000 stitches, loosely worked.

For your first project, start with something easy and small, like a scarf. with a simple lace repeat. When you’re finished, block it according to directions – blocking makes all the difference in lace.

And, in my opinion, a rectangle is the easiest shape to start with. A pattern that I think would be great for a beginning lace knitter is Cheryl Oberle’s Kimono Shawl, from her “Folk Shawls” book. It’s a rectangular shawl with garter stitch edgings that are knit as you go. The lace pattern itself is fairly easy and repeats over and over. And it’s fun to knit!


I’ve knit using a wide selection of yarns – no one in particular stands out, but I really prefer to use wool than any other fiber, because it blocks out sooo well!

You can knit any lace project, any yarn, any needles. I would strongly suggest that you use wool, so as to be able to block it out. I'm going to include some lace patterns (mostly shawls), and most of them are knitted in laceweight, but most of them are also adaptable to any yarn, at any gauge.

There is a great selection of lace patterns here (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/lace.php/)

In light of this new challenge, I myself have cast on for Kiri!
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1420/638007345_84617f1d73.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/conti_knits/638007345/)

And, a detail shot:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1170/638048853_870ddfdfab.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/conti_knits/638048853/in/set-72157600406991251/)

Enjoy the challenge! I thought this challenge would give most people a chance to step out and experiment, and maybe learn a few new techniques along the way. Enjoy!

kristinw
06-27-2007, 07:41 AM
Great idea! Does it count if we are doing the Mystery Stole 3? It starts Friday and is a HUGE lace project!

Braden
06-27-2007, 07:47 AM
Nope, doesn't matter, as long as it's a lace knit!

zkimom
06-27-2007, 07:59 AM
Yippee! Lace! That was on my to do list and I have some mystery lace weight wool that my mom gave me that I kool-aid dyed last month. It's just waiting for me to make a shawl or scarf with.

Thanks, Braden. I'm looking forward to starting.

Best,
Susan

Lyndalm
06-27-2007, 08:33 AM
Yep, I must say that that is rather serendipitous. :muah: I'm planning on starting the Mystery stole too! Although I am currently practicing lace with a small free shawl pattern from elann.com. I might actually accomplish the challenge this time!! :clink:

Braden
06-27-2007, 08:48 AM
I didn't even know about the Mystery Shawl, I guess these two go hand in hand. I only picked lace because I thought it would allow people to learn new techniques, and, for some, step out of their comfort zone and advance more. Plus, it's great summer and travel knitting.

losnana
06-27-2007, 09:00 AM
How very fortuitous!! I'm getting ready to start the Airy Scarf with ArtYarns Silk Rhapsody in color 105. What a gorgeous colorway! This pattern is in One Skein by Leigh Radford and is a very simple lace pattern. Since this is my first attempt at lace, I hope it actually is simple. Count me in for the KAL.

Braden
06-27-2007, 09:12 AM
Great! I had hoped that this would be a popular challenge!

marykz
06-27-2007, 09:29 AM
I just printed out the Little Arrowhead Shawl from IK online- but I'm so intimidated by lace and charts!! If I can work up the nerve I'll try... maybe I'll look for a simpler pattern from your links Contiknitter...

Braden
06-27-2007, 09:39 AM
Kiri is a good beginner lace pattern. But, I worked up my own scarf pattern that is absolutely mindless knitting.

Cast on any even number of stitches.

Row 1: Knit 2, yarn over, purl 2 together.

Do that for every row, and you get a great effect. The great part is that you can use it for a scarf, stole, wrap, or a large shawl. Very versatile.

marykz
06-27-2007, 09:43 AM
Ok- I really like the looks of this one:
http://www.vintagepurls.net.nz/Downloads/Stitchcraft232CobwebStole.pdf
(from knittingpatterncentral)

but since it is a vintage pattern it has some terms I'm not familiar with:

1st row: right side facing, k.1, * (k.2 tog., w1. fwd.) twice, k.1, wl. fwd., (k.2 tog.) twice, k.2, wl. fwd, k.2 tog., wl. fwd.; repeat from * to last stitch, k.1.

in red- is that a YO?
There's no legend in the pattern... it would have to be, right? to keep the stitch number correct?

Deep breath- I think I can do it!

lissalue
06-27-2007, 09:57 AM
i am going to do this. i have done some lace, but nothing with yo's on every row. i am leaning towards a bookmark or doily for my project because i have so much otn, and not too much to frog if i screw up.

thanks Braden!

Braden
06-27-2007, 10:27 AM
A perfect challenge...But, still not as insanely creative/wild/witty as Hildie's were. I'm a traditionalist at heart. :shrug:

Braden
06-27-2007, 10:31 AM
Ok- I really like the looks of this one:
http://www.vintagepurls.net.nz/Downloads/Stitchcraft232CobwebStole.pdf
(from knittingpatterncentral)

but since it is a vintage pattern it has some terms I'm not familiar with:


1
st row:
right side facing, k.1, * (k.2 tog., w1. fwd.) twice, k.1, wl. fwd., (k.2 tog.) twice, k.2, wl. fwd, k.2 tog., wl. fwd.; repeat from * to last stitch, k.1.

in red- is that a YO?
There's no legend in the pattern... it would have to be, right? to keep the stitch number correct?

Deep breath- I think I can do it!



That is a yarn over! And, to quote Ingrid:

"If I can do it, you can do it."

"Trust the pattern"

:teehee:

Sanibelle
06-27-2007, 10:33 AM
Oh I think I am going to do this too.

I bought 5 skeins of Claudia's Hand Painted yarn in Lemon Ice when I was in the city last year and did not know what to do with it. Now I need to find a pattern.

Thanks Conti

Braden
06-27-2007, 10:39 AM
I posted a link to KPC section of "Lace and Lacy items." Here's (http://lovetobikeandknit.blogspot.com/2006/05/rectangular-shawl-patterns.html) a page with nothing but rectangular shawl patterns, many of which are perfect for beginning lace knitters, and plenty for experienced lace knitters, and for all stages in between.

Glad you all are enjoying the challenge! I know I am.

Nobones
06-27-2007, 10:49 AM
I'm going to make a square, I've got the knitter's bible is ok if I do some lace stitches from there? Or does it have to be a garment? The squares WOULD be put to good use.

Braden
06-27-2007, 10:51 AM
Oh, it doesn't matter at all. As long as you do some type of lace stitch, you'll be fine! :thumbsup:

Eloewien
06-27-2007, 10:56 AM
I absolutely love lacework and I'll probably lurk on this thread to help out with questions... I always have some sort of lace OTN. These are a few of my favorite links, and trust me- I have many more!

My personal favorite lace website is http://www.yarnover.net/

Another lace pattern I love is the column of leaves scarf at http://brookenelson.com/leafscarfpattern.html

Knitting pattern central has a whole section of lace patterns at http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/lace.php

suzeeq
06-27-2007, 11:02 AM
Wellll..... I guess I'm sorta in 2 KALs now. I just started Convertible from knitty, but I'm making it as a shawl that can be folded over for a scarf - no buttonholes. And I'm about halfway through the body of the pinwheel Sweater that I'd like to put a lacey edging on. Anyone know of a reversible lace pattern that can be knit in the round?

knitwit628
06-27-2007, 11:28 AM
I'll join! My first lace project will be the Branching Out Scarf. I've tried it before with a pretty yarn but the pattern didn't show up so I frogged it. Does anybody know yarn that would work well for this project? I will be going to a yarn shop tomorrow and will get some yarn!

Sanibelle
06-27-2007, 11:50 AM
Conti -

I have a question if you do not mind.

The yarn I have is fingering weight - it is Claudia's Handpainted Yarn. The pattern that I think I want to do is this one:

http://knitpicks.com/Candle%20Flame%20Shawl_PD50465220.html

The yarn that this pattern calls for is lace weight on a size 4 needle. Would you think if I used a size 6 needle that would work for my yarn?

Thanks

ADAllen
06-27-2007, 12:29 PM
This is perfect! My summer swapper sent me some beautiful lace weight yarn that I've been thinking of making a shawl out of. :cheering:

Jan in CA
06-27-2007, 01:03 PM
LACE! :passedout: I'm not a lacy person as in "you will never see me in a lacy wrap or a doily anywhere in my house", but I am intrigued by it anyway. I'll take a look at the patterns and see if something strikes me.

Good choice, Contiknitter!

ETA: Do these count as lace? I've never done anything like these and they are pretty.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTreid.html
http://knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babypetalhat.htm

I especially like this one..might make good Christmas gifts.
http://brookenelson.com/leafscarfpattern.html

suzeeq
06-27-2007, 01:06 PM
Jan, I don't care for fine lacey lace either, but like some lace patterns that are fairly sturdy - like fishtail or horseshoe. They can be done with heavier yarn - worsted even. Or maybe an eyelet pattern would count....

robynbird
06-27-2007, 01:35 PM
I've made that baby hat Jan...it was one of the first things I did. I didn't know any better. :roflhard:

My swapper sent me some lace weight yarn and a pattern so I'm in! I am part of the Mystery Stole 3 as well, but I've never really knit lace so not quite sure why I joined. :shrug: :rofling:

chrislt8
06-27-2007, 02:23 PM
Okay - I'm in :happydance: I will be attempting the Candle Flame Shawl http://knitpicks.com/Candle%20Flame%20Shawl_PD50465220.html as an Xmas gift for my neice (if it comes out well).

Yikes! I have so many things started now I'm going to run out of needles - thank goodness for the Options and end caps :roflhard:

BTW - ordered the yarn today...but could I leave KP with just printing the pattern and the yarn for that project... :eyes: :noway:so with a gadget this and a gadget that, some new cables lengths, yarn for a sweater, yarn for some socks, yarn for this shawl, I will now officially spend the rest of this week working to payoff my KP order :whistle:(shhh - don't tell any non-knitters, they just wouldn't understand!)...is this what you guys mean by being enablers?! :roflhard:

Braden
06-27-2007, 03:40 PM
Jan, those do count as lace! :thumbsup:

amy
06-27-2007, 04:22 PM
Great challenge! Looks like you all are going to have a blast!

Just one tip to offer on lace: watch the video on using a lifeline if you haven't, lifelines are essential for working lace! I recommend inserting a lifeline before the next pattern repeat, so if you need to frog, you won't end up starting from scratch.

Also, a shortcut I discovered: Many interchangeable needles have a small hole at the needle/cable join. You can insert dental floss in the hole to use as a lifeline; do this before knitting the row you want a lifeline in (so, before your last row in a pattern repeat). This will put the lifeline in place automatically as you knit! ;)

Have fun, very nice idea Braden! :thumbsup:

Chrislt8, we're experts at enabling eachother; don't forget to do your part by posting pictures of all your new goodies. :mrgreen:

Braden
06-27-2007, 04:23 PM
Why thank you, Amy!

kristinw
06-27-2007, 07:14 PM
LACE! :passedout: I'm not a lacy person as in "you will never see me in a lacy wrap or a doily anywhere in my house", but I am intrigued by it anyway. I'll take a look at the patterns and see if something strikes me.

Good choice, Contiknitter!

ETA: Do these count as lace? I've never done anything like these and they are pretty.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTreid.html
http://knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babypetalhat.htm

I especially like this one..might make good Christmas gifts.
http://brookenelson.com/leafscarfpattern.html

I never noticed that Reid sweater before! It is the cutest thing ever!!!

Braden
06-27-2007, 08:04 PM
One more thing- I'm sure we would all love to see everyone's in-progress/finished work pics!

Even though I'm pretty sure that you already did that in past challenges. :teehee:

threesmom
06-27-2007, 09:58 PM
ooo ... lace - I'm a little afraid of lace. I'm working a feather and fan shawl now, and I just bought a bunch of lace weight yarn ... so I guess I'm in too! Now to find a pattern - thanks for all the links everyone! And, being new to this, what IS a lifeline?:shrug:

Braden
06-27-2007, 10:34 PM
A lifeline is a thread that is worked into your stitches, so if you have to pull out your work, the thread keeps your stitches fixed at the point you want to unravel to. Almost always a must for lace knitting (though I'm to lazy to do it, most of the time).

candicane
06-28-2007, 01:01 PM
I'm in! Perfect motivation to get back to my lacey yoga mat bag (Interweave Knits summer 2007). I started it on my vacation, but I only on row 5!

Candice

carmabelle1191
06-28-2007, 03:59 PM
I'm in! I'm working on a shawl right now and I just bought the Lace Style book today. There are so many projects I want to make! Great choice for the Monthly Challenge!

knitwit628
06-28-2007, 04:48 PM
I got my yarn today for the Branching Out scarf! :cheering: I bought 2 balls of Plymouth Suri Merino in an off white color. I hope it works well! :pray:

Nobones
06-28-2007, 06:17 PM
I've decided I would like to make the 'Spiderweb Capelet' from S&B Nation, it calls for; Merino wool and a gauge of 10st, 10 rows= 4" in ST st.

I have 2 gorgeous balls of Knit Picks 'Merino Style' yarn, can I use that? I would really like to as the coloring would be perfect.

I know this is a basic question, but when it comes to substituting yarns I get so confused.

I hope some one can help so I can either cast on, or look for different yarn.

Thanks

Braden
06-28-2007, 06:58 PM
Nobones, you should be able to use that yarn. As long as it's the same weight, and a light enough color to show off your stitching, use anything.

beckyrhae
06-28-2007, 11:57 PM
I'm in! I'm knitting the MS3 as well as the Padagonia Shawl by Lily Chin. The Padagonia isnt too lacy, but the MS3 should make up for that.

KnittinMitchie
06-29-2007, 01:48 PM
Here (http://www.angelfire.com/folk/celtwich/KnitHemlockRing.html) is what I'm going to knit. I need to go find my DPNs and thread.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-29-2007, 09:03 PM
I'm hoping this challenge inspires me to finish my mary poppins scarf... of course, it's been OTN for a year now, soooo....

great challenge Braden!

Braden
06-29-2007, 11:23 PM
And what will you be knitting? Hmmm? :shifty:


:teehee:

KathD
06-30-2007, 07:46 AM
OOoooh this is perfect! I've been meaning to knit Branching Out for ages and just bought a skein of Karabella supercashmere the other day when that magnetic knitting force sucked me into my LYS.

chrislt8
06-30-2007, 08:52 AM
\ when that magnetic knitting force sucked me into my LYS.

:roflhard::roflhard:love that!:roflhard::roflhard: I just picture you walking by and :whoosh:

zip
06-30-2007, 10:41 AM
Here (http://www.angelfire.com/folk/celtwich/KnitHemlockRing.html) is what I'm going to knit. I need to go find my DPNs and thread.


I love that. How are you translating the pattern to current terminology? I'm baffled by much of it, including, but not limited to, the needle size and the instruction "O, k1."

suzeeq
06-30-2007, 12:00 PM
Looks like by `O' they mean a YO.

zip
06-30-2007, 02:43 PM
Looks like by `O' they mean a YO.

prolly so. Also, I'm guessing the "no. 12" needles refers to a UK size, which translates to US 2. Can't hurt to assume so and just go for it, I suppose.

suzeeq
06-30-2007, 03:20 PM
A 2 with crochet thread would probably work out right.

Braden
06-30-2007, 08:43 PM
Give it a try, what have you got to lose? :shrug:

snowbear
06-30-2007, 09:19 PM
OK.. I'll try...


Needs to be fairly simple due to my mind has escaped & I can't find it right now.


Conti-- don't forget.. we get to ask for help... ( crossing paws & looking for a nice simple lace shawl.....)

KnittinMitchie
06-30-2007, 10:31 PM
I love that. How are you translating the pattern to current terminology? I'm baffled by much of it, including, but not limited to, the needle size and the instruction "O, k1."

Okay to translate the O and the needle size. O = YO and as to the size 12 that is old English and I guess that it is a US 1. size 14 was used in another pattern by the dame company and that is a US size 0 needle. As for the size 20 crochet thread I'm using Paton's Grace 100% Cotton. Grace is equivalent to fingering weight yarn. Here (http://www.angelfire.com/folk/celtwich/KnitFullBloom.html) is a link to one of the patterns with an abbreviation chart.

I'm on to the shaping of the 8 point star pattern which Round 27. Once you get the first 8 stitches cast on and get to the 3rd round which has the first set of increases things get MUCH easier.

Braden
06-30-2007, 10:32 PM
Conti-- don't forget.. we get to ask for help... ( crossing paws & looking for a nice simple lace shawl.....)

Ask away, my friend! :teehee: If you want a simple shawl, I'd go for Kiri. The pattern is a little tricky, once you begin chart 2, but after just a few rows, you can easily memorize the pattern.

knitwit628
06-30-2007, 11:20 PM
I have done 6 repeats on my Branching Out scarf so far! It looks quite nice. I am on a trip at the moment and will post progress pics once back at home. :)

suzeeq
06-30-2007, 11:25 PM
I don't know how many repeats I've done on Convertible, but it's about 12" long. I keep getting lost in the pattern when I'm at work because I pick it up, put it down, pick it up too many times to keep track. So I save it for home when I can work on it while watching TV. Which doesn't prevent me from missing a stitch or two somewhere, usually it's at the beginning of the row I'm still on.

stirsmommy
07-01-2007, 12:06 AM
Hmmm, I think I will try this. I was going to do the mystery stole but I am way in over my head so I will try it but I also want something simple for my first lace so I will do Knit Picks fan and feather rectangle wrap. It looks pretty straight forward. And gee, I don't have nearly enough on the needle

Braden
07-01-2007, 12:10 AM
And gee, I don't have nearly enough on the needle

:teehee:

suzeeq
07-01-2007, 12:15 AM
Feather and Fan has only one pattern row, the others are knit or purl. So you oughta be good with that one for a first time.

Braden
07-01-2007, 12:17 AM
Feather and fan is versatile, too, considering that there are two types of it that you can do.

Shandeh
07-01-2007, 12:27 AM
I have a great knitting pattern book with lace patterns;
Lavish Lace (http://www.amazon.com/Lavish-Lace-Knitting-Hand-Painted-Yarns/dp/1564775488)

I've been wanting to make something in there, and I have some mohair in my stash.

So, I'm leaning toward the mohair lace scarf on page 14.
"Irish Mists, Peat Bogs, and Gorse"
http://www.cherryyarn.com/images/ll2.jpg

Braden
07-01-2007, 01:00 AM
Nice booklet, Sandy. Can't wait to see what everyone's making!

ADAllen
07-01-2007, 10:34 AM
I was tempted by the mystery stole, but avoided it since I was a beginner. Then this was announced and peer pressure pushed me over the edge. Ok so it was actually peer support and not peer pressure. Knowing that all these people are here and willing to answer my questions gave me the confidence to pick up DPNs and the confidence to dive into lace work. I'm looking forward to it, but I won't get started until Thursday or Friday.

ambling
07-01-2007, 11:21 AM
as a new member, I still yet to learn how to do the knit-alongs stuff, this idea sounds lovely! :D

I love lace knitting and always knit lace recently! :D I've knitted two tops from the latest Vogue Knitting (the march one) and wondering if I should knit a third lacy top from the magazine, too! now there's no excuse. :)

and I would agree 100% that fan and feather is very versatile and not difficult at all.

KathD
07-01-2007, 11:38 AM
Oh boy, I'm gonna need some advice on this. Last night I cast on and started a couple of rows on "Branching Out". I had so much trouble with this fine yarn (Karabella supercashmere fine-gauge on label is 26sts/10cm on US3 needle) and my Denise needles, it felt like clipping your nails with pruning shears!!:gah:

So I went digging in my needles and found a size 7 with a somewhat finer point. I struggled through a few rows but the pattern doesn't seem to be showing!:doh:

What weight yarn/ needle size are people using? are you all using Addi turbos?, they're sooo expensive!:shock:

Any help/advice greatly appreciated!!

Rorshach
07-01-2007, 01:36 PM
I think I, too will join this Knit along, have been thinking about doing another pair of socks, for my wife this time, and how good it'd be to show them off for her sandals. er.. IN her sandals.:lol:

I also have done lace before, and will be willing to offer my 2 cents in advice, regardless of whether you want it or not. :roflhard:

Braden
07-01-2007, 06:57 PM
So I went digging in my needles and found a size 7 with a somewhat finer point. I struggled through a few rows but the pattern doesn't seem to be showing!:doh:

What weight yarn/ needle size are people using? are you all using Addi turbos?, they're sooo expensive!:shock:

Any help/advice greatly appreciated!!

I'm using a 4.5mm KnitPicks Options needle for Kiri, because of the sharp point. I had originally started out on an Addi, but I quickly switched. The point on the Options makes it easier to dig into the stitches and work all the lace decreases.

Also, keep at the pattern. It won't really show up until after a few pattern repeats.

misha rf
07-01-2007, 08:35 PM
OK, I've been wanting to try lace...

I bought a skein of Jade Sapphire's Cashmere-Silk yarn....maybe I'll try your pattern, Conti!

knitwit628
07-01-2007, 11:10 PM
KathD- I am knitting the Branching Out scarf and am using Plymouth Suri Merino on size 8 needles. The design seems to be working out fine and I can see the pattern okay, its probably not the best though. :shrug: But I am still pleased with it. Is the yarn too hairy or is the yarn you are using too thin? If you look at the Branching Out KAL some people have posted what yarns they have used if you'd like to buy new yarn and need a reference.

KnittinMitchie
07-02-2007, 07:28 AM
I'm trucking right along on my Doily. Now that I've got the flower design in the center just about done the lace outer edge is starting to take over and doing the pattern take some concentration, which means I can't watch TV or have the 2yr old helping me. LOL I've taken a couple of pics and will have to get the posted so all can see.

Eloewien
07-02-2007, 10:11 AM
Remember that with lacework, often you don't fully see the pattern until after you block it. And don't be afraid of blocking- it's not too difficult.

On the branching out pattern-- depending on the yarn, I've noticed that sometimes the pattern shows sooner in some yarns than others. A thinner yarn you will see the pattern sooner (from my experience). If you're leaning toward a worsted weight yarn, it took a few more repeats to really see the pattern before it was blocked.

KathD
07-02-2007, 05:30 PM
thanks everyone for your advice. I'm going to try some more when I'm not tired and feeling patient. Maybe tonight, but there are fireworks! hmmm...:balloons::balloons:

losnana
07-02-2007, 05:34 PM
How very fortuitous!! I'm getting ready to start the Airy Scarf with ArtYarns Silk Rhapsody in color 105. What a gorgeous colorway! This pattern is in One Skein by Leigh Radford and is a very simple lace pattern. Since this is my first attempt at lace, I hope it actually is simple. Count me in for the KAL.


That is not the correct book. The Airy Scarf is in Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Don't know where my head was.

:shrug::shrug:

losnana
07-02-2007, 07:10 PM
Just one tip to offer on lace: watch the video on using a lifeline if you haven't, lifelines are essential for working lace! I recommend inserting a lifeline before the next pattern repeat, so if you need to frog, you won't end up starting from scratch.

Also, a shortcut I discovered: Many interchangeable needles have a small hole at the needle/cable join. You can insert dental floss in the hole to use as a lifeline; do this before knitting the row you want a lifeline in (so, before your last row in a pattern repeat). This will put the lifeline in place automatically as you knit! ;)

The video description has a linkthat is supposed to go to a tip# 3 but the link just goes to the forum index. instead. Sheldon, can you help? Is this due to the new system?

I'm making this way to insert the life line harder than it is supposed to be, I'm sure. do I just let the dental floss lie there until I finish the row, and then pull it through when I turn my work?

vmdeangelo
07-02-2007, 07:26 PM
i was planning on making one and just started to think about the type of yarn that I would use today! I really want to challenge myself!

kristinw
07-02-2007, 07:38 PM
I posted this is in the Mystery Stole thread too, but I wanted to share here too since it is the July challenge. I have half of clue 1 completed. I am really pleased with how it is coming out!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1400/699765312_bdbb89823a.jpg (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/%3Ca%20href=)">

KathD
07-03-2007, 08:03 AM
:cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering:Yay, it's beautiful! You inspire me....

ironmaiden
07-03-2007, 08:11 AM
Ooooh I want to join in - I started Branching Out for the second time last week but have only gotten through a couple of repeats.

:D

Lace = purty

VickiIL
07-03-2007, 08:44 AM
Maybe this will give me the kick to finish my lotus lace tank that has been on the needles about a year now! I also just requested A Gathering of Lace through interlibrary loan. I am hoping it comes in the next day or too! I have been knitting for three years now and I have just recently been itching to do some lace!

Shandeh
07-03-2007, 08:56 AM
Last night, I cast on to start making the mohair lace scarf "Irish Mists, Peat Bogs, and Gorse" from the book "Lavish Lace".

I'm using Plassard Flore (75% Kid Mohair, 20% Wool, 5% Nylon) yarn in a bright tangerine shade.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1071/704596063_f9284f0a1d.jpg

gingerbread
07-03-2007, 09:28 AM
I have been looking at this Knit-Along since I heard that Conti was doing it this month. I am going to make the Cozy shawl. That is about as lacy as I can get :roflhard::roflhard:

zkimom
07-03-2007, 09:52 AM
I started this for a friend and am hoping to have it done by her birthday on the 23rd of July. It is a fast knit since I am doing it in Malabrigo on size 10s. But it is a lace pattern and I am following a chart. Here is the link (http://ziina.vuodatus.net/page/Kev%E4t-shawl) to the pattern. Does it count? Can I play too?

Here are some pictures of my WIP:

suzeeq
07-03-2007, 10:26 AM
Oh, I like that stitch pattern!

carmabelle1191
07-03-2007, 10:39 AM
I posted this is in the Mystery Stole thread too, but I wanted to share here too since it is the July challenge. I have half of clue 1 completed. I am really pleased with how it is coming out!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1400/699765312_bdbb89823a.jpg (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/%3Ca%20href=)">
I love the color and the stitch pattern! :notworthy:

threesmom
07-03-2007, 05:12 PM
zk - that is beautiful! What colorway is it?
carmabelle - so is yours!!

I think I decided on this http://http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/KSPalette.html

But the only laceweight I have is kp shadow - I hope it looks okay without the color variations!

robynbird
07-03-2007, 07:41 PM
I also am doing the Mystery Stole and posted this over in that thread. Here is my stole after clue 1. :)

robynbird
07-03-2007, 07:42 PM
I started this for a friend and am hoping to have it done by her birthday on the 23rd of July. It is a fast knit since I am doing it in Malabrigo on size 10s. But it is a lace pattern and I am following a chart. Here is the link (http://ziina.vuodatus.net/page/Kev%E4t-shawl) to the pattern. Does it count? Can I play too?

Here are some pictures of my WIP:

This is really beautiful!

dreamsherl
07-03-2007, 11:24 PM
Hi. I think that I'll join in. I've knitted a faggoted lace design in a shrug for my daughter. I think that I'll just make a scarf using the Flame Chevron pattern. It is in the lace section of my Barbara Walker stitch pattern book.

Nobones
07-04-2007, 07:46 AM
I'm trying to do the Spider web cape from S&B nation, I have had to frog it 6 times now, I keep getting to row 8 and it all goes wrong. Can anyone help? I really want to make it as I think it's a lovely item, and the yarn I have is perfect. This is really starting to get me down. :cry:

stirsmommy
07-04-2007, 09:18 AM
I really want to do this. I signed up for mystery stole and do at some point intend to start it this summer. But I panicked since I hadn't done lace or a chart before this.:wall: So I am thinking that perhaps I could start with something lacy and challenging yet perhaps a bit simpler than the stole( perhaps something like a wrap?). Or do you think I should just jump in and try it?
thanks

Nobones
07-04-2007, 09:27 AM
I would just dive right in! There is plenty of people here that can help you if you get stuck.

I have solved my problem, I found corrections on the S&B website. That'll teach me, I'll make sure the next pattern I do from a book I'll look to make sure there are no errors. I can't believe I frogged the dam thing 6 times before I thought to look if there was an error in the pattern! Still live and learn.

chrislt8
07-04-2007, 09:39 AM
Shandeh - I absolutely love that yarn you are using! The color is just beautiful.

Everyone is doing such beautiful work here! :heart:

My Knitpicks order came last night with the yarn for this challenge - so I am casting on for my candleflame shawl today! I am so excited and I love the yarn as much as I hoped! :happydancing:

AnreeAce
07-04-2007, 10:48 AM
I am casting on for my candleflame shawl today!

Hey, we're lace twins! I was just coming over here to say that I re-started my candleflame shawl last night.

I had started it a few months ago, but I got really frustrated with the length of the chart and with my fumble-fingers. It got stuffed into a bag and into a box. But I took it out the other day and decided that I was NOT going to be stymied by it.

I rewrote the chart so that it's short enough for me to keep track of, and the squares are big enough for me to read. Then I took a deeeeeep breath and frogged the work I'd done before I gave up the last time. It was only a few inches, but still... :frog:

I haven't gotten to the actual pattern yet, I'm still working on the garter stitch border. Goodness, I'd forgotten how tiny the yarn is, and how sooooooft. I'm using Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in Iris Heather (http://www.knitpicks.com/Alpaca+Cloud_YD5420108.html) and my size 4 Options.

Wish me luck!

chrislt8
07-04-2007, 02:40 PM
Hey, we're lace twins! I was just coming over here to say that I re-started my candleflame shawl last night.


So hard to frog, but I'm glad you're excited to be starting over (and glad you'll be a little ahead of me :roflhard:). I am doing it in the same yarn as the pattern (KnitPicks Shimmer in Turquoise Splendor) as it was THE perfect color for my niece (and one of my favorite colors). Had unexpected company and then got side tracked catching up on KH so haven't cast on yet - plan to tonight.

Love that soft gray you are using! Good luck! Keep posting on your progress...

Shandeh
07-04-2007, 03:46 PM
Shandeh - I absolutely love that yarn you are using! The color is just beautiful.

I tell ya....every time I work on it, the color of that yarn just makes me HAPPY! :hug:

Nobones
07-04-2007, 04:07 PM
I was using the wrong kind of yarn for the spider web caplet. I think that's me out of the game unless anyone has a lace pattern suitable for 2 balls of knit picks merino style wool?

suzeeq
07-04-2007, 04:10 PM
You can do a scarf pattern but use size 11/8mm. Larger needles make any yarn lacey.

Nobones
07-04-2007, 05:11 PM
I do have a pattern from my 'page a day' knitting calender

It's a scarf and mini bag, the pattern calls for, light worsted or Dk. It uses 8mm needles, Size11US.

Do you think I could do that? I am SO useless when it comes to substituting yarns.

suzeeq
07-04-2007, 06:42 PM
You could use that pattern, merino style is about light worsted. Try it out and see if it works.

ironmaiden
07-05-2007, 10:50 AM
Okay, there are a couple of mistakes, but this is Branching Out after 3 pattern repeats:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f246/kbrengle/June105.jpg

I'm not sure I will ever really enjoy knitting lace, but it's worth a shot lol.

AnreeAce
07-05-2007, 02:23 PM
That is such a pretty pattern! :inlove:

KnittinMitchie
07-05-2007, 03:17 PM
Branching out looks interesting. Where do you get the pattern at?

ChrissyB
07-05-2007, 04:22 PM
I would like to join! I am a couple days late, but oh well. This will be my first knit along! I casted on this morning for http://brookenelson.com/leafscarfpattern.html
using artyarns regal silk, handpainted in pinks and greens. I will take a pic once I get a couple pattern repeats in. This will be my first lace project, and the first time I have worked with silk! :inlove::inlove: I have already had to frog back 2 times, but only about a half a row each time, not too bad. A lifeline would probably be a good idea..... :think:

Shandeh
07-05-2007, 04:35 PM
Branching out looks interesting. Where do you get the pattern at?
Here you go:
http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/PATTbranchingout.html

ironmaiden, that's GORGEOUS! :inlove:

chrislt8
07-05-2007, 05:19 PM
I would like to join! I am a couple days late, but oh well. This will be my first knit along! I casted on this morning for http://brookenelson.com/leafscarfpattern.html
using artyarns regal silk, handpainted in pinks and greens. I will take a pic once I get a couple pattern repeats in.

ChrissyB - that is a beautiful pattern - can't wait to see your pics in the silk and those colors yummmmm!

I'm not sure I will ever really enjoy knitting lace, but it's worth a shot lol.

Ironmaiden - you may not sure you enjoy it, but you are doing a BEAUTIFUL job on that! So, so pretty!

I'm almost through my border and starting the lace pattern - lifelines in place!:roflhard:

ironmaiden
07-05-2007, 07:38 PM
ChrissyB - that is a beautiful pattern - can't wait to see your pics in the silk and those colors yummmmm!



Ironmaiden - you may not sure you enjoy it, but you are doing a BEAUTIFUL job on that! So, so pretty!

I'm almost through my border and starting the lace pattern - lifelines in place!:roflhard:


I think I would be enjoying it more if I knew how to make lifelines :pout:. How the heck do I do that?

(Oh, and thank you much :D.)

ironmaiden
07-05-2007, 07:38 PM
Here you go:
http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/PATTbranchingout.html

ironmaiden, that's GORGEOUS! :inlove:

:heart: Thanks!

KathD
07-05-2007, 08:17 PM
Ironmaiden,
Amy has a video showing how to use a lifeline---it's under basics-more-fixing mistakes-inserting a lifeline.

My 'Branching out' just doesn't look right --
I'll have to take some pix to post and see if anyone can tell me what's wrong.

Good luck all....happy knitting

Shandeh
07-05-2007, 08:42 PM
I think I would be enjoying it more if I knew how to make lifelines :pout:. How the heck do I do that?
Here's Amy's video on making a lifeline:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/dynamic/php/video/index.php?file=/bas-tech-more/lifeline-rds.mpg

chrislt8
07-05-2007, 09:03 PM
For those of you using the Interchangable Needle Sets (like the Options), a discovery made by Amy is to thread some thread/yarn (I use unwaxed dental floss) through the little hole that is at the base of the needle for tightening - then it will just naturally go through your stitches (if knitting in the round) or, if knitting flat without too many stitches, you can squish up your stitches onto the needle so the hole comes out the other end and pull the thread - instant life line! (which, btw, JUST saved me from frogging my whole thing!).

Amy had a thread on this a while ago - you can locate it by doing a search for "lifeline" (I can't figure out how to imbed other threads into this - sorry!)

Shandeh
07-05-2007, 09:11 PM
I like to use cheap thin ribbon for my lifeline. It's easy to slip the stitches from when you rip back to it, and sturdier than dental floss.

chrislt8
07-06-2007, 12:56 AM
http://teachline.ls.huji.ac.il/72682/tutorials/behappy/smiley_crying.png I had to frog all the way back...Ever feel like a project is jinxed? I mean, really, I had to cast on 4 times and only made it 5 - 8 rows each time ... and this is in simple garter stitch for the border! Then, finally got my 18 rows of border done and about 10 of the lace when disaster struck (actually it struck earlier than that but I missed). Before you suggest it - yes, I am using life lines - but I had just removed it (after checking my work :shock:) when I discovered the mistake...I'm telling you - simple, complex, doesn't seem to matter on this one, everything is going wrong and my fingers seem to be full of fumbles!

Okay...deep breath...over vent...will start again tomorrow :roflhard:

PS: I hope this isn't supposed to be done by the end of the month-at the rate I'm going I may still be casting on!

Braden
07-06-2007, 01:05 AM
I find that I don't need lifelines for Kiri, the lace repeat is an easy one, but for more complex lace patterns, like the more traditional, extremely complex Shetland Lace patterns, that lifelines are an absolute must, what I like to use for my lifelines is just regular Peaches and Cream cotton yarn, it works great and it's easy to take out of a sticky lace yarn.

And, another thing, the patterns don't have to be done by the end of the month, but, hey, it's a challenge, so I say have some fun and try to get it done. I think the whole point of the challenges is to make yourself sweat a little, isn't it? ;)

chrislt8
07-06-2007, 01:19 AM
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Shandeh
07-06-2007, 05:18 AM
Poor chrislt8! http://bestsmileys.com/comfort/2.gif

chrislt8
07-06-2007, 08:51 AM
Poor chrislt8! http://bestsmileys.com/comfort/2.gif
Thanks Shandeh - I'm over it now :rofling:

Cast on again and am working on the border. Actually, it was probably for the best as I wasn't thrilled with the fabric I was creating, thought it was a little too loose, so went down a needle size. I'll just have to really push to "catch up" again :lol: I KNOW better than to knit when I'm tired!

I think part of my problem has been the lace weight yarn - 1st time I've knit with it and it has taken some getting used to - but I am on track now and hopefully the "jinx" is off :rofl:

How are everyone else's projects coming? Chris

VickiIL
07-06-2007, 08:56 AM
http://teachline.ls.huji.ac.il/72682/tutorials/behappy/smiley_crying.png I had to frog all the way back...Ever feel like a project is jinxed? I mean, really, I had to cast on 4 times and only made it 5 - 8 rows each time ... and this is in simple garter stitch for the border! Then, finally got my 18 rows of border done and about 10 of the lace when disaster struck (actually it struck earlier than that but I missed). Before you suggest it - yes, I am using life lines - but I had just removed it (after checking my work :shock:) when I discovered the mistake...I'm telling you - simple, complex, doesn't seem to matter on this one, everything is going wrong and my fingers seem to be full of fumbles!

Okay...deep breath...over vent...will start again tomorrow :roflhard:

PS: I hope this isn't supposed to be done by the end of the month-at the rate I'm going I may still be casting on!

That was how it was for me too. I CO for Lotus blossom about 4 times before it clicked. I was pretty much thinking that if I messed up one more time I was quitting and I made it through the first two repeats! I only have two more so I inserting my lifeline and just praying I will make it through!!!!

AnreeAce
07-06-2007, 09:36 AM
I think part of my problem has been the lace weight yarn - 1st time I've knit with it and it has taken some getting used to - but I am on track now and hopefully the "jinx" is off :rofl:

It's pretty tiny stuff, isn't it? Hang in there, you'll get used to it!

I've used the trick of threading dental floss through the tightening holes of the Options, but the problem with that is that the lifeline goes through my stitch markers and then I can't move them up with me on the next row. So I just thread it on a small tapestry needle and pull it through, going under the markers.

Speaking of lifelines, one of them saved my tush last night when I dropped a stitch and it promptly ran down and I lost it. Thankfully I only had to frog 2 rows to get it back on the needles. I'm paranoid, so I'm putting in lifelines every 4 rows.

Hopefully I'll get enough done that I can post some pics this weekend!

LeslieRR
07-06-2007, 11:28 AM
I hope it's not too late to join this one! I'm currently working on a mind-numbingly boring :ick: illusion scarf and I need to mix it up a bit.

I've decided to knit Branching Out from Knitty in SWTC Bamboo in a pale purple for my MIL for Christmas. (Not quite the yarn I was looking for, but this will do. I was hoping for something more delicate looking... something more like the picture, but nothing jumped out at me at the LYS)

KnittinMitchie
07-06-2007, 03:29 PM
Once I get the doily finished I think I'm gunna knit branching out. It looks rather easy and the directions are well written. PLUS there is a chart. Also Branching out would make a nice Table Runner Too.

Eloewien
07-06-2007, 03:45 PM
I guess someone finally discovered my passion is lace... :angelgrin: I just got asked to teach a lacework class at my LYS!!! OMG!! MUST GO PATTERN HUNTING! :woot::woohoo:

Quiltlady
07-06-2007, 06:27 PM
I am going to knit the candle flame scarf from the KP's site. I just bought some BEAUTFIFUL hand dyed Alpaca in pinks today.

http://www.knitpicks.com/Candle+Flame+Scarf_PD50465221.html

As soon as I am finished with one other project I will cast on for this and keep you posted.:lol:

Shandeh
07-06-2007, 09:50 PM
I guess someone finally discovered my passion is lace... :angelgrin: I just got asked to teach a lacework class at my LYS!!! OMG!! MUST GO PATTERN HUNTING! :woot::woohoo:
Congratulations! :happydance:

I did a few more rows of the orange lace scarf, and didn't like the way it was turning out. The ridges in the pattern were just too chunky. So, I've started a new scarf, using my own design. I REALLY like how it's turning out. I'll post photos when I'm feeling better.

rebecca
07-06-2007, 10:07 PM
:cheering::cheering:I'M IN, I'M IN:cheering::cheering:
Im' knitting the [http://www.interweaveknits.com/backissues/SP_07.asp]Ribs and Lace Tank[/url] from Spring Interweave Knits for my swap pal! It's a very, very fun knit! I'm using KnitPicks Main Line, a very nice pima cotton and merino wool blend and Options needles....a very fun knit.
Lace knitting is always fun!!!:blooby:

Braden
07-06-2007, 10:17 PM
Lace Knitting is fun, isn't it? I haven't been working on my project much since I've been sick, but I can't wait to get back to it. Kiri is really coming along and I'd say I'm about halfway done. I think I'll definately finish it by the end of July, since it's a simple lace repeat so you don't have to refer to a chart after the first few repeats of the pattern.

How's everybody else coming along?

Marni
07-06-2007, 10:45 PM
Ok, ok ok. I m u s t quit looking at lace patterns for scarves and just pick one already! I'm thinking I might have to do this KAL with a Column of Leaves scarf which (gulp) seems easy enough for a first time lace project. :oo:

zkimom
07-06-2007, 10:50 PM
Lace Knitting is fun, isn't it? I haven't been working on my project much since I've been sick, but I can't wait to get back to it. Kiri is really coming along and I'd say I'm about halfway done. I think I'll definately finish it by the end of July, since it's a simple lace repeat so you don't have to refer to a chart after the first few repeats of the pattern.

How's everybody else coming along?

Braden,

Hope you feel better soon!

I'm amazed that I can do my pattern without the chart (for the most part, I still refer to it from time to time, but can do most of it without looking.) It's so much fun -- like eating potato chips -- just one more row and then I'll stop!

Thanks for this challenge.

Best,
Susan

chrislt8
07-06-2007, 10:58 PM
I guess someone finally discovered my passion is lace... :angelgrin: I just got asked to teach a lacework class at my LYS!!! OMG!! MUST GO PATTERN HUNTING! :woot::woohoo:

Congratulations! How exciting :thud:

I am going to knit the candle flame scarf from the KP's site. I just bought some BEAUTFIFUL hand dyed Alpaca in pinks today.

http://www.knitpicks.com/Candle+Flame+Scarf_PD50465221.html

As soon as I am finished with one other project I will cast on for this and keep you posted.:lol:
Welcome Quiltlady! I am working on the same pattern - but doing the wrap...I've had my difficulties but I think that has been getting used to the lace weight yarn - it is going better now, but this is going to be sloooooowwwww :eyes: to complete!

Congratulations! :happydance:

I did a few more rows of the orange lace scarf, and didn't like the way it was turning out. The ridges in the pattern were just too chunky. So, I've started a new scarf, using my own design. I REALLY like how it's turning out. I'll post photos when I'm feeling better.

Looking forward to the pictures Shandeh-your yarn is one of my favorites I have seen so far anywhere! :heart::heart::heart: just such a beautiful color...Hope you are feeling better soon :hug: and you too ContiKnitter!

AnreeAce-thank you for you words of encouragement - I am getting the hang of the lace yarn and starting to make some progress...hopefully I'll get enough done over the weekend to post a WIP Pic (but I'd be surprised - this is going to be a slow knit, but I love the gossamer feel of it!)

rebecca
07-06-2007, 11:06 PM
Ok, ok ok. I m u s t quit looking at lace patterns for scarves and just pick one already! I'm thinking I might have to do this KAL with a Column of Leaves scarf which (gulp) seems easy enough for a first time lace project. :oo:


Marni, that is a BEAUTIFUL scarf and you will do a great job! Lace knitting is NOT nearly as hard as it looks when you look at very detailed lace projects! If you can knit, purl, yarn over and decrease you are home free!! You'll do fine, no worries, it's really fun!!!:blooby:

stirsmommy
07-07-2007, 12:05 AM
Ok I really just need to pick a pattern. I keep thinking I really want a rectangular wrap but I don't know which one. Then I think maybe I had better start with branching out, after all I have never done lace. This indecision's killin' me! I really need to just pony up get the yarn and go. Somebody tell me what to do.:wall:

suzeeq
07-07-2007, 12:14 AM
Start knitting or July will be over before you know it.... :rofling:

Seriously, just start one. You can always do another....

LeslieRR
07-07-2007, 02:07 AM
I started my Branching Out yesterday, and had to rip after 2 pattern repeats. I got involved in a tv show, and the next thing I knew I had stitches missing and I couldn't find them. Tried to rip back to a plain row and that didn't work. So off I ripped back to the beginning. Thank goodness I didn't have any more than 2 patterns done.

Guess next time I'll be more careful to use a lifeline. I've re-knit 4 pattern repeats at this point, the lifeline will go in tomorrow just in case.

It really is quite easy when you get the hang of it. I'm having a problem with my KP Options cord...the little tightening hole has a rough edge and it kept snagging my yarn. Unfortunately my other cords are "busy" so I had to go to an icky Aero needle and it is really quite difficult working the K3-togethers.

suzeeq
07-07-2007, 08:14 AM
You might take some light sandpaper or an emery board/cloth to the hole and see if that smooths it out.

KnittinMitchie
07-07-2007, 03:43 PM
I finished the doily and posted pictures (http://mitchiecanknit.blogspot.com/2007/07/knitting-lace.html). Now I'm trying to decide what to knit next. Do I keep going with lace or do something else.

Shandeh
07-07-2007, 05:37 PM
Here's the updated design for my lace scarf. It's much nicer than the earlier pattern I chose. Light and airy. I love it!
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1323/750165782_6bf272fc16.jpg

LeslieRR
07-07-2007, 08:37 PM
Shandeh that's so lovely!

gingerbread
07-08-2007, 07:46 AM
Well I was going to make the Cozy Shawl, but I decided to change and go with the Branching out Scarf.
I have some yarn that would look very nice for doing the lace. Which I really wanted to do and the Cozy just didn't seem like it was lacy enough. :shrug:
So on Thursday July 5th I casted on for my scarf. No problems got the first 5 rows done in no time. Now comes the fun part :roflhard: I had my grandson over for a sleep over, I should have known not to start it :shock: that child just talks and talks and talks:passedout: did I say he likes talking!! Well I must have frogged that poor scarf to death :frog:. I have put it down for now I will start it on Monday when his sister goes home.

Braden
07-08-2007, 02:43 PM
Okay, I decided that since I've been at my Grandmother's and Kiri is at home, that I'll start Mystert Stole 3. I signed up for the group 2 minutes before signups closed, so that's lucky. I don't know if I have a chance of finishing now, but.

jeanius80
07-08-2007, 03:01 PM
yay for ms3! conti, we have KAL on our forums here too. since it's lace, i guess it counts for the july challenge too, so here is my progress on my stole. i have only finished chart a, clue 1

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1238/751053546_eb85f5e218.jpg

dreamsherl
07-08-2007, 03:53 PM
Alright everyone, I'm back. I comitted to the KAL but was never able to start because I had to do some intense studying for a state mandated test (105 questions). Anyway, I took the test yesterday and now I can get my lace scarf started. :cheering: Oh, wait one minute, did I mention that I left my lace book at my LYS when I was buying the yarn :mad:. I'm not going back to get it today because there is a citifest in the middle of the YS location and I'm not going back into all of that. Well alright, I'll make the Branching Out scarf. :cool: Well lets just wait another minute, the printer won't print. :rollseyes: Fine. I'll write out the pattern. Knitting, knitting, knitting, wait, why are there stitches left :frog::frog: checking pattern, looks good. OK lets try it again :knitting::knitting: stitches still left :hair::frog:. I'm checking the pattern once again. Oh, I left out a k2tog and a yo :oops: my bad. All is well now. Maybe I can get past row three now :rofling:. Man, it's time to get ready for work. There is always tomorrow. Here is a picture of the yarn that I'm using.

LeslieRR
07-08-2007, 06:27 PM
I'm really not happy with my Branching Out. I've done 4 or 5 repeats of the pattern...I'm really not happy with my yarn choice. I will probably rip and do a different pattern, better suited to the bamboo yarn that I have.

Dreamsherl, are you using the laceweight of the Misti Alpaca, or the Worsted weight? What size needles?

jeanius80 - i love your progress on the ms3. I've signed up for the ms3 too, but I'm afraid to cast on because I'm not sure what the finished product is going to be!.. I know, me and about 6000 other people!

threesmom
07-08-2007, 08:09 PM
Dreamsherl - that yarn is beautiful!
Jeanius and Shandeh - yours both look great! I'm jealous mine doesn't ever look that good!

I originally thought I'd do a scarf from knitty in my kp shadow, but then I decided I wanted a shawl. I thought about doing candleflame, thinking lots of others are doing it if I need help. THEN I got some great fingerling wool in the woods yesterday, and I decided to do a sort of stripey feather and fan shawl with that AND the shadow doubled. I wanted a more complicated lace pattern, but it's my first time with such smalll yarn, so I figured one challenge at a time:rollingeyes:. I cast on last night and knit a few rows, but the needles seemed too small :doh:.... Sooooo, I'll start again tonight ....

Shandeh
07-08-2007, 08:15 PM
Well, if we've learned anything from this KAL, it's that the yarn and pattern have to be PERFECT for each other! Several of us have started and restarted different designs. :teehee:

jeanius80
07-08-2007, 10:08 PM
wow, thanks for the compliments! so far i have learned the lace isn't as scarey as i thought it would be... just have to pay close attention! i think i am going to stay up a little late tonight and start chart b......

stirsmommy
07-08-2007, 11:00 PM
OK I did it. I picked a pattern. I will do branching out. I saw a pretty mohair at my LYS on Friday so I will be there when they open at noon tomorrow. There now I have said it so I am committed. No more looking at shawl patterns until I get this on the needles and going well so I don't go all wishy washy on my choice again.:rofling:

dreamsherl
07-08-2007, 11:43 PM
LeslieRR

I'm using a worsted weight.

losnana
07-09-2007, 06:23 AM
I've finished my Airy scarf, but am disappointed in the results. I used a silk/mohair blend from Artyarns. It was exquisite in a hank, beautiful in a ball, but somewhat muddy when knit up. I had heard that one couldn't exatly tell how a handpainted yarn would look once it was used, but I didn't expect such a huge difference. Oh, well. If I can figure out how to post a picture I will.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p5/losnana/P7070001.jpg

Shandeh
07-09-2007, 11:54 AM
Yes, Losnana! Post a photo! :thumbsup:
Maybe we can all give you our opinion.

threesmom
07-09-2007, 03:24 PM
OK I did it. I picked a pattern. I will do branching out. I saw a pretty mohair at my LYS on Friday so I will be there when they open at noon tomorrow. There now I have said it so I am committed. No more looking at shawl patterns until I get this on the needles and going well so I don't go all wishy washy on my choice again.:rofling:

You can ALWAYS change your mind .... ALWAYS!:teehee:

I cast on again last night, knit a bit, and ended up having to rip it AGAIN ( is this the 3rd or 4th time?) because the shadow doubled was toooo much.:wall: So, I'll try yet again ......

Why am I doing this again???:teehee:

Braden
07-09-2007, 04:29 PM
Well, if we've learned anything from this KAL, it's that the yarn and pattern have to be PERFECT for each other! Several of us have started and restarted different designs. :teehee:

I know, I started about 3 or 4 other designs before I found Kiri, and then I knew the pattern was perfect for the yarn. I wanted this KAL to be a learning experience, and it is!

AnreeAce
07-09-2007, 04:54 PM
Well, I got quite a bit done this weekend, but things got hectic & I wasn't able to take any pictures.

Soon, I promise!

I'm being paranoid about putting in lifelines, I've got them every 4 rows, and I'm leaving in 3 of them at a time, if that makes any sense at all. So far they've saved my ... well, life... at least twice.

Let's hear it for unwaxed dental floss! :cheering:

ahkatelier
07-09-2007, 05:48 PM
I picked up some cool lace weight mohair on my drive across country. I haven't figured out what to do with it yet. I also bought the new Victorian lace book on my way. I am sure I can find the right project to make for this KAL.

Eloewien
07-09-2007, 06:37 PM
I LOVE the victorian lace book!! I'm starting another pattern from that, I got it for christmas and I absolutely love it!

I've gotten addicted to lacework with beads, and picked up some Fleece Artist merino in the Rainforest colorway this weekend... I'm thinking of doing the Purlescence Cinderella's Godmother scarf... just need some green beads... (see pattern central free patterns thread for link)

stirsmommy
07-09-2007, 07:10 PM
Well, I was going to post that I got my yarn and had cast on and gotten going. And truly I did. But then I got to frog everything. :wall: Oh well. I was cast on again later this evening. But really I am doing it!

Eloewien
07-09-2007, 07:53 PM
Knitting daily had a post about lace today... there was a great quote-- "Increases and decreases: That's really all lace knitting is--really! "

ChrissyB
07-09-2007, 08:21 PM
Ok, so here is my wip. I am finding the pattern easy to follow, but I am not in love with the scarf...yet.:shrug: It is so wonky, I am hoping blocking will fix that. And I am not sure I love the silk yarn for this project. I love how the colors knit up, but I am not sure yet about the drape and flowyness (is that even a word? :lol:). Anyway, the picture isn't great, but you get the idea.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b61/Chrissyb2411/IMG_3289.jpg

dreamsherl
07-09-2007, 08:44 PM
Your scarf is gorgeous. The yarn you chose looks perfect to me. Blocking always makes a completed piece look better. Are you going to make the hat to match?

ADAllen
07-09-2007, 09:09 PM
wow that's beautiful... I've seen some wonky stuff in my day, and that certainly doesn't make the cut :P

Eloewien
07-09-2007, 09:18 PM
It should look a bit less... bumpy... after you block it. I'm working on the same pattern right now :)

rebecca
07-09-2007, 09:29 PM
OH my, your scarf is GORGEOUS, Chrissy!
I just read the Knitting Daily email, too,I LOVE the Summer Shawlette!
I finished my kal, but I don't have a photo yet, I knit Ribs and Lace Tank (http://www.interweaveknits.com/backissues/SP_07.asp) in Spring IK, I have to block before pics!
I knit it with KnitPicks MainLine, 1st time I've used it and I love it!

Braden
07-10-2007, 01:58 AM
The scarf looks great!

losnana
07-10-2007, 06:21 AM
Chrissy, I think it's lovely. What yarn are you using? It looks similar to the one that didn't knit up so well in my scarf.

tkingny
07-10-2007, 07:56 AM
Is it too late to join? I just started the Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style. It's my first lace project and my first time reading a pattern. Actually, can anyone offer advice?? I'm currently on row 9 of the 3rd repeat, and I have one extra stitch on each side!!! Any suggestions as to how/where I should decrease so that it doesn't show? This row calls for two extra yarn overs as well. Thanks!

marykz
07-10-2007, 08:44 AM
Wow- everyone's pics are so lovely!!
I'm a little discouraged with this... I've ripped out my shawl twice and decided this pattern just doesn't agree with me.

But I have 4 skeins of a lightweight mohairy yarn begging for a lacy application. So I'm trying AGAIN with a simpler pattern.

Just one that has a garter border, then yo, K2tog (or p2tog) across. We'll see.

I'm not sure lace and I will Ever be friends! For some reason I find making lacy things easier with crochet than knitting. maybe I just need practice. Definitely a learning experience for me!

chrislt8
07-10-2007, 10:01 AM
Well, I got quite a bit done this weekend, but things got hectic & I wasn't able to take any pictures.

Soon, I promise!

I'm being paranoid about putting in lifelines, I've got them every 4 rows, and I'm leaving in 3 of them at a time, if that makes any sense at all. So far they've saved my ... well, life... at least twice.

Let's hear it for unwaxed dental floss! :cheering:

I don't think you are paranoid at all!!! I just had to frog back to my first life line (AGAIN), then discovered a dropped stitch (don't know HOW that happened, thought I checked very carefully when I put the first life line in!) between that life line and the one below it - so had to frog all the way back to the edge of the garter broder and am starting the lace all over again. :-(

ContiKnitter - you wanted this to be a learning experience...well, I have learned to :frog: and to :frog: and then, to :frog:. Seriously, I have learned a lot about recognizing stitches as I tink and frog, tink and frog...getting frustrated, but not giving up yet!

The pictures of everyone's WIPs are so pretty and keeping me motivated to get this down! :lol:

Nobones
07-10-2007, 10:32 AM
Well I continued with the 'Spider web caplet' I didn't want to let it beat me. The Knit picks yarn I had was a perfect colour, and I was going to do it come hell or high water!

So I've finished, my first go at lace knitting and I'm pleased with how it's turned out. I didn't like the pom-poms on the original pattern so I replaced them with some lovely beads.

I hope you like it, a BIG thank you to my secret swapper for the yarn, and to Contiknitter for coming up with a great challenge. I can't wait to see what you pick next. I hope I will be able to play again.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/mikebull/Capelet04.jpg


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/mikebull/Capelet01.jpg


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/mikebull/Capelet02.jpg


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/mikebull/Capelet03.jpg

Braden
07-10-2007, 10:36 AM
It looks great!

dewdrops
07-10-2007, 11:16 AM
To Everyone, who have posted their WIPS(Work in Progress),
Beautiful work! Keep it up!:cheering:
Nice challenge! :happydancing:

ADAllen
07-10-2007, 11:26 AM
That's beautiful I love it! I'm definitely going to have to dedicate some time to my lace tonight.

threesmom
07-10-2007, 11:57 AM
I
ContiKnitter - you wanted this to be a learning experience...well, I have learned to :frog: and to :frog: and then, to :frog:. Seriously, I have learned a lot about recognizing stitches as I tink and frog, tink and frog...getting frustrated, but not giving up yet!

The pictures of everyone's WIPs are so pretty and keeping me motivated to get this down! :lol:


I've learned the same thing! If I have to tear it back one more time due to my poor decision making skills, I will surely scream :hair:.
I can't even really complain about the pattern - it's all yarn choice! If this doesn't teach me to swatch, nothing will!

Chrissy - your scarf is stellar even without blocking, as far as I can tell!
Nobones - I love how yours came out too! Just lovely! And I love the beads - I'm not much into pompoms either.

Perhaps one of these days I'll have gone far enough to post my progress.

I want to mix my yarns, but does anyone have any ideas on how it will go if I leave my lacewieght single thickness and alternate with my fingerling? Thanks in advance!

ChrissyB
07-10-2007, 12:17 PM
Thanks for all the compliments :muah:
Nobones, I love your shawl, so pretty :heart:
I don't remember who asked but the yarn I am using is aryarns regal silk. Well, off I go to do some more!

suzeeq
07-10-2007, 01:57 PM
I'm making a shawl using one strand of laceweight with a strand of fingering. Don't know about alternating them...

Shandeh
07-10-2007, 03:54 PM
Love the scarf! :heart: Love the capelet! :heart:

Chrissie
07-10-2007, 06:59 PM
Wow, I'm way late to this, but I'm all over this challenge. I'm currently working on the Tuscany Shawl from No Sheep for You and the Montego Bay Scarf from IK Summer 07. Both are easy lace patterns, but I would love to finish these projects and muster up the courage to try something a little more adventurous later on.

losnana
07-10-2007, 07:48 PM
I figured out how to post a pic (AGAIN) so edited my original post to add it in this thread. Let me know what you think about the yarn. I'm trying to decide if it is worth blocking.

dreamsherl
07-10-2007, 08:50 PM
It has been a bit challenaging for me but I finally got through rows one thru ten of the branching out scarf. I'm getting very good at frogging lace without dropping the stitches. If I can get thru another repeat tonight I'll post a pic. Fingers crossed. Oh I guess I have to uncross them to knit. :roflhard:

PS I like to laugh at my jokes. :roflhard:

Shandeh
07-10-2007, 09:00 PM
I do the same thing. I would make an awful stand-up comedian, because I would be the first to laugh at all my own jokes. :teehee:

dreamsherl
07-10-2007, 09:05 PM
If we don't think that we're funny, who else will!

Shandeh
07-10-2007, 09:07 PM
true!! :wink:

Snugglebugmom
07-11-2007, 03:55 PM
Can I play too? I love lace, made a pair of lace socks and they turned out really well so I am having ago at another pair. This is the pattern: Sheri's Lace Socks (http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/3830/b/sherislace.pdf). I have finished the cuff and knit two repeats of the lace pattern so far, and it looks alright. The yarn I am using is a sand colored Invicta Extra by Scheepjeswol. Will post progress picks once I get the camera battery charged!

Braden
07-11-2007, 04:01 PM
Sure, the more the merrier!

dreamsherl
07-12-2007, 04:28 PM
Alright. I finally got through two repeats of the Branching Out scarf. After frogging way too many times, I decided to start using life lines. Here is what I have so far.

knitwit628
07-12-2007, 04:41 PM
:cheering: oooooohhhh what a pretty branching out scarf! I'm pretty far on mine but cant remember how to resize and post pics :?? anyways, wonderful color! :)

Braden
07-12-2007, 04:44 PM
Here's (http://www.shrinkpictures.com/) and image resizer. Sherl, your scarf looks great! I might start a Branching Out since my Kiri is at home.

TxCynDoll
07-12-2007, 09:43 PM
Hello, was just looking around as I am new to this forum...I have been knitting for years...I have all kinds of books, even have a knitting dictionary that shows all kinds of patterns, out of all the lacy ones, I can't find the Kiri one no where...could you please direct me to a place to find that pattern...I love the look of that...

Thanks in advance...I love the idea of the chllenge you got going and I enjoyed reading and looking at the pics that were posted... nice work ladies...also links took me all over the place and I had fun and even got to my favorite place and placed an order...Annies Attic. Thank you for the most fun I have had in a long time...

dreamsherl
07-12-2007, 10:47 PM
I use the same resizer site. It's very easy.

knitwit628, I'd love to see your scarf.

debinoz
07-12-2007, 11:02 PM
Welcome TxCynDoll!! You've come to a great place. I think I spend more time here than I do knitting/crocheting!!

Shandeh
07-12-2007, 11:03 PM
Hello, was just looking around as I am new to this forum...I have been knitting for years...Thank you for the most fun I have had in a long time...

Welcome, TxCynDoll! :waving:

dreamsherl
07-13-2007, 09:03 AM
Hello TxCynDoll. Join the party!!! :balloons:

Braden
07-13-2007, 09:11 AM
TaxCynDoll- Here's (http://www.alltangledup.com/movabletype/my_images/my_patterns/kiri.pdf) the Kiri Shawl pattern. [PDF link]

LeslieRR
07-13-2007, 04:36 PM
dreamsherl, that yarn is lovely for that scarf.

TxCynDoll
07-13-2007, 09:51 PM
I had just happened across that same pattern yesterday from another place here on the forum after I posted it...don't remember where as I have been all over it...LOL...already have it saved to my puter and need to find some lightweight yarn to get started...

KnittinMitchie
07-14-2007, 08:46 AM
I'm going to be doing Branching Out to wear to a wedding. :) I found this AWSOME silk tank and pants at of all places Old Navy. While shopping I kept telling DH that the tank needed something else, like a sweater or a jacket of some sort. Then it totally hit me. Wear a shaw or a long scarf. Since the wedding is in Florida and is ALWAYS warm down there Branching Out would be perfect. Now to pick a color and yarn. lol

Marni
07-17-2007, 01:13 AM
This is my first lace knitting. I've finally gotten far enough to tell that this is a really pretty pattern. That would be 5 whole repeats; yes, I've knitted way more than that on this thing, but there's been a whole lot of frogging going on. I've been using someone's tip to tape dental floss to their needle and knit it in for a lifeline since I couldn't get the darning needle through the loops on the needle.

Anyway here it is! The yarn is Lion Brand Micro Spun in Cherry Red.

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/4831/columnofleavesredeq8.jpg

Shandeh
07-17-2007, 05:15 AM
Pretty! :inlove:

dreamsherl
07-17-2007, 01:47 PM
Marni,

The scarf is lovely and the color looks luscious. What pattern is this?

chrislt8
07-17-2007, 03:23 PM
The scraf is coming along beautifully and I love, love, love the red!

I'm still not far enough along for a picture - knit 5 rows, frog 5 rows LOL But at least I am getting plenty of practice!

Marni
07-17-2007, 09:05 PM
Marni,

The scarf is lovely and the color looks luscious. What pattern is this?



Thanks! It's Brooke's Column of Leaves (http://brookenelson.com/leafscarfpattern.html).

OMG I hear ya about the frogging thing. It does get better though as you actually complete the repeats. Just focus on each row and it will start to sink in. Like me, I only frogged the first two rows of the 6th repeat like 3 times on lunch today. I did learn though that I cannot multitask and knit this. I'll bet by the 40 or so repeat of this thing I'll have it down pat though :shock:.

threesmom
07-17-2007, 09:29 PM
I've frogged so many things for this challenge that I all but threw my needles and yarn in the street and swore off knitting! I switched patterns, then yarns, then patterns, then yarns ... one was just too big - if I missed a stitch, I had to frog back like 100 stitches :hair:; and then the one yarn I was trying to use just wasn't lace-happy. It was a little bumpy, which I have learned makes life difficult, unless, of course, you like to frog more than knit. I actually thought I had lost any knitterly talent I might have been gaining! But then I switched again to a lace sampler shrug from knitty gritty in k1c2 tye-dye and it's FINALLY going well!!! WOOHOO!

Shandeh
07-17-2007, 11:28 PM
Way to hang in there, threesmom! :thumbsup:

dewdrops
07-17-2007, 11:46 PM
Here's the lace project for my Mom, which can also be counted as my participation in the July challenge:
http://shilpa.mishra.googlepages.com/round.jpg
yarn : lily cotton sugar 'n cream
color : 00001 white
needles : US 7"
pattern : http://www.knittingknonsense.com/lacyround.html

Shandeh
07-18-2007, 02:42 PM
I like that round, lacy cloth. It looks better than the other pattern I normally use.

Braden
07-18-2007, 09:40 PM
I'm finally getting Kiri back tomorrow, and I'll have to knit like h*ll to get it done on time.

dewdrops
07-18-2007, 11:41 PM
Thanks! Sandy. I like your horseshoe lace and gothic lace knitted cloths at flickr. :heart:
Look forward to see everyone's FO(finished objects).

chrislt8
07-19-2007, 09:42 AM
Well - after about 19 days of knitting, I have FINALLY made it through one full repeat on my candleflame wrap (the Knitpicks one)...I have never frogged so much in my life :roflhard:

This isn't that difficult, I just don't think I am paying enough attention - for some reason I keep messing up on the WS rows - you know, the easy knit/purl rows:shrug: and having to frog back over and over again.

No way this will be finished by the end of July - remind me next time I join in a challenge to do a smaller project! but, I am making visible progress now so all is good....I'll try to post pictures of progress over the weekend...

suzeeq
07-19-2007, 09:50 AM
Once you get familiar with the pattern, you might be surprised how fast it goes.

knitwit628
07-19-2007, 07:34 PM
Here are some pictures of my Branching Out scarf. (Please excuse the tight cast on edge...:shock:) Anyways, I have worked on 2-3 more repeats since I have taken these pictures and am pretty close to finishing, but I wasn't using a lifeline last night and messed up... I am trying to fix it. Hopefully I can do it!!! I was feeling brave I guess when I decided to not use the lifeline. Well, now I just wanna smack myself in the head. I had a feeling this was gonna happen...

losnana
07-19-2007, 07:59 PM
Pretty, pretty. My fingers (and toes) are crossed for you!

Eloewien
07-19-2007, 08:48 PM
I'm starting a dose of insanity :) http://www.yarnover.net/patterns/doilies/kunststrik/alita.html

I'm on row 11 so far-- not going to make quite the whole thing, just big enough to turn it into a drawstring bag for my friend's wedding. I just love the central motif... we'll see how it goes!

threesmom
07-19-2007, 09:38 PM
ooo - pretty eloewein! Just thinking about knitting that gives me a headache though!:teehee: You can conquer it though - good luck!

Shandeh
07-19-2007, 11:52 PM
I love it! :inlove:

chrislt8
07-23-2007, 12:39 PM
Here are my promised picture of progress to date on the candleflame wrap - not much length for almost a month of knitting but it is progress :lol: Even though it has been frustrating, I am enjoying it :cheering:

jeanius80
07-23-2007, 10:58 PM
thats very pretty chrislt8!

ADAllen
07-23-2007, 11:14 PM
That is gorgeous! And I love that yarn.

suziehomemaker
07-24-2007, 11:02 AM
Here's a picture of my finished lace scarf. More details are on my blog in today's post (7/24/07).

knitwit628
07-24-2007, 12:17 PM
Very beautiful! I love the colors with the pattern, it's perfect!

suziehomemaker
07-24-2007, 12:58 PM
Thank you! I plan to knit up the other variations in the pattern soon. I just added the candleflame wrap to my To Do list. It's beautiful!

Shandeh
07-24-2007, 01:17 PM
Very nice work, Suziehomemaker! :heart:

dreamsherl
07-24-2007, 02:02 PM
Suziehomemaker

I saw your scarf on your blog this morning. Great job. :thumbsup:

chrislt8
07-24-2007, 02:08 PM
Suziehomemaker - your scarf came out so very pretty - I love how delicate it looks, that is the affect I am hoping for when mine is completed :cheering:

suziehomemaker
07-24-2007, 02:09 PM
dreamsherl - Thanks! I love your hat on your blog! I forgot to mention that in my comment. I need to try knitting with more than one color in the future.

chrislt8
07-25-2007, 09:29 AM
Woohoo!!! I got through another repeat on the candleflame wrap (well 2 rows short to complete the repeat - almost fell asleep knitting last night trying to complete it - messed up row 35, tinked, and decided it better wait until tonight when I was fresher:roflhard:) So - about 19 days for first repeat, two for the second...I call that progress! Thanks everyone here for your encouragement-I didn't REALLY believe you when you said it would get easier, should have know you guys would know LOL

suziehomemaker
07-25-2007, 09:33 AM
Just wait, pretty soon you won't even have to look at the pattern! Really!

Nobones
07-25-2007, 11:11 AM
What lovely things we've all made, I really enjoyed taking part in this, and watching what other people have done.

So Contiknitter, what's next months challenge going to be? It's not that far away, I can't wait to see what you come with. I've loved this thank you.

jeanius80
07-25-2007, 06:10 PM
everyones lace is so beautiful! i loved this challenge. thanks conti!
i am sad though. i started the Mystery Stole 3, finished chart a, did a few (3?) rows of chart b, and have been unable to knit it. i find i can't knit it if it's not very quite and my dd is sleeping. i have to concentrate and when she is up, well, i have to keep a sharp eye on her. she like's to explore and make very big messes. *sigh*
i have been keeping up with other's progress, and printing out the clues as they come, but i fear i won't get to knit this until she's 2 (next april) or in school :pout:

rebecca
07-25-2007, 06:47 PM
Love, Love everyone's lace!
I have a couple of things from Interweave Knits
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2007%20a%20new%20year%20in%20knitting/th_palslacybeveragebagwbev.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2007%20a%20new%20year%20in%20knitting/palslacybeveragebagwbev.jpg) Lacy Beverage Bottle Holder
and http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2007%20a%20new%20year%20in%20knitting/th_palsribsandlacetankfront.jpg (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2007%20a%20new%20year%20in%20knitting/palsribsandlacetankfront.jpg) Ribs and Lace Tank, both for my Swap Pal...both fun, fun knits:blooby:

misha rf
07-25-2007, 08:26 PM
I made a Forest Canopy Shawl (http://knittingasfastasican.com/forest-canopy-shoulder-shawl/)!! I used some Mmmmmalabrigo (worsted) that's been sitting around, waiting for me to decide what it wanted to be. I finished knitting it about an hour ago. Still have to block it (have to find a way to do that without the cats getting to it). I'll post a pic after it's blocked. :woohoo::woot:

misha rf
07-25-2007, 08:29 PM
I just went through & looked at everyone else's projects. They're gorgeous!!!! :inlove:

losnana
07-25-2007, 10:30 PM
Do we have a button, icon, whatever it is for this KAL?

Eloewien
07-26-2007, 08:10 AM
I'm just getting back to my lace knitting after several other projects... I'm still only a few rows into clue 2 of the mystery stole, but I'm enjoying it, so that's what matters, right?

Braden
07-27-2007, 10:50 AM
Julie - I don't have a button, sorry. Maybe after a mod takes over, maybe she (or he, Jeremy) will know how to make buttons.

Nobones
07-27-2007, 03:20 PM
Does that mean you won't be doing next months challenge?
That's a shame, I think you'd have been great to take over.

Oh well looking forward to the next one. I hope I can join in. I love seeing peoples items. Everyone has done such lovely work.

dreamsherl
07-28-2007, 11:19 PM
I won't have my lace project completed by the end of the month. Will the thread still be active?

Shandeh
07-29-2007, 02:00 AM
Yeah, it will keep on a-goin' my friend. :)

I'm not even halfway through my lace scarf. :wink:

chrislt8
07-29-2007, 10:58 AM
Whew! Thank goodness for that LOL I ended up frogging my wrap AGAIN - but this time was not because I had to, but because I wanted to - so I guess that is progress :roflhard:
Actually, the first couple of repeats were just a little "wonky" as I was working through learning how to deal with lace weight yarn, etc. I knew, in the end, I just wouldn't be happy with it (especially as it is intended to be a gift) so just decided to start over. I am through the first two repeats again, but have a loooooong way to go...

How is everyone else doing that was participating in the challenge? Y'all done with your project, making progress? Inquiring minds want to know :)

ADAllen
07-29-2007, 12:02 PM
I made it through the first clue of MS3, but I think I'm going to have to set that aside. I'm really liking it, but a friend of mine has twins on the way so I've got a couple blankets I'll be more focused on.

jeanius80
07-29-2007, 01:57 PM
here ... i made a quick button :)

chrislt8
07-29-2007, 03:41 PM
Thanks jeanius80-I've added it to my signature (cool!):thumbsup:

chrislt8
07-29-2007, 03:48 PM
hmmm...well I thought I did - can't seem to get the button to work. Can someone explain to me what I SHOULD be doing? I copied the link through "properties" and tried inserting it both as a link and as an image. I also tried just copy and paste. No luck so far...

jeanius80
07-30-2007, 12:00 AM
hmmm...well I thought I did - can't seem to get the button to work. Can someone explain to me what I SHOULD be doing? I copied the link through "properties" and tried inserting it both as a link and as an image. I also tried just copy and paste. No luck so far...

well... i would right click on the image, click properties and copy the address
should read :
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=42076&stc=1&d=1185731836

then in your signature (under User CP- near the top of the KH forum) by clicking 'insert image'
don't forget to save changes
HTH

redheadrachel
07-30-2007, 12:46 AM
I'm making Monkey Socks :D

Braden
07-30-2007, 08:59 AM
Hey, jeanius80 - if I get to keep doing the challenges, could you make buttons? Please? Anyway, I won't get done with Kiri by tomorrow. Why? Because as I was knitting, my kitten jumped on my lap (trying to play with my Addi cable, I guess) and caught on the shawl. Well, instead of calmly trying to get out, he yanked and yanked and broke the yarn in a yarn over, so the dang thing was unraveling from the beginning. Crap.

Shandeh
07-30-2007, 01:33 PM
:pout:

jeanius80
07-30-2007, 02:50 PM
that sucks conti! naughty kitteh!
i'd be happy to make buttons :)

threesmom
07-30-2007, 05:34 PM
Okay - here it is - my progress so far. If we were supposed to be finished in a month, I'm so far off it's not even funny. It's finally just coming along!
It's the lace sampler shrug from diy, and I changed a few of the patterns when I didn't like how they hung - like the double drop stitch looked like it was just waiting to get caught on something. I'm using K1C2 Tye-Dye - and I love:heart: love this yarn - it's amazingly soft!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1300/954741043_f97d0b7fb1_m.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1427/954741989_e2ba467b7c_m.jpg

And I have to say - you all are doing some pretty impressive projects on this thread! What beautifull things you are creating! Love watching everyone's progress! More pics please!

Nobones
07-30-2007, 05:42 PM
:inlove::inlove::inlove: wow! :cheering: Just gorgeous!

Shandeh
07-30-2007, 06:48 PM
Beautiful, threesmom! :heart:

losnana
07-30-2007, 06:59 PM
here ... i made a quick button :)


Is there any way to shrink it?

Shandeh
07-31-2007, 12:49 AM
I made a smaller one, in a different style.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1284/958878826_6f27eb9d4f_o.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1284/958878826_6f27eb9d4f_o.jpg

Snugglebugmom
07-31-2007, 02:24 PM
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v459/Brads_iris/Knitting/DSCN1910.jpg%5B/IMG%5DI finally finished my lacey socks! The pattern is Sheri's lace socks (http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/3830/b/sherislace.pdf), and I am rather happy with how they turned out. Sorry about the lousy picture quality, I was taking the pictures while trying to keep my 21 month old snugglebug away from feet and socks. :teehee:




http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v459/Brads_iris/Knitting/DSCN1915.jpg%5B/IMG%5D

Snugglebugmom
07-31-2007, 02:33 PM
Once again, this time WITH the pictures :wall:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v459/Brads_iris/Knitting/DSCN1915.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v459/Brads_iris/Knitting/DSCN1910.jpg