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Phaedra
06-04-2009, 02:03 AM
Finished & blocked this yesterday morning and gifted to my supervisor for her last day.
I followed the advice on Ravelry on how to make it bigger: knit budding lace chart II 19 times; LVB CH 1, then LVB CH 2, then LVB CH 1 again (only rows 3 thru 12). Then on to the edging and bind-off.
The nupps kicked my behind; finally did a slip 2, purl 3, passover the slipped 2 on the wrong side rows. It was taking me so long to do the nupps, I decided to use clear beads during that second repeat of LVB CH 1 (I did the first nupp, followed by the 3 beads and then the last nupp; thought it would look like I "planned" it, instead of as a shortcut)
My Sup really liked it.
Yarn: Knitpicks Shadow (Spring Green Heather) 1.25 skeins
Needle: KP Harmony US 3 24" circular (my favorite size for lace)
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auburnchick
06-04-2009, 02:09 AM
WOW!!!

It's a fine piece of art!!! :inlove:

I love that you made it bigger!! Woo Hoo! And way to find an alternative method for doing those nupps. They kicked my behind when I made this shawl, so I applaud you!

wezyus
06-04-2009, 03:34 AM
wowwwwwwwww's thats gr8 n beautiful ...its weldone n nice color

Slim
06-04-2009, 07:14 AM
It's a lovely shawl, and a wonderful gift. Beautiful color. I really want to make this shawl but have been intimidated by those nupps. I'll be sure to try your alternate method. Thanks for posting.

GinnyG
06-04-2009, 07:16 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so envious of those who can do lace!! I just haven't the patience.

CognizantAmiga
06-04-2009, 07:43 AM
Gorgeous!!! I love the gold/green color. Is that just my computer or is that the color it really is? I would not have thought to make it bigger, but need to keep that tip in mind!

Great job!

dustinac
06-04-2009, 08:02 AM
:inlove: Very pretty and I love the color!

Doublereeder2
06-04-2009, 09:00 AM
That is gorgeous!!! Well done :yay: :yay: :yay:

The.Knitter
06-04-2009, 09:29 AM
What a beautiful parting gift for your supervisor! I am sure she will treasure it always. Such detail and fine workmanship. Keep up the good work!

KnittingNat
06-04-2009, 10:05 AM
Absolutely stunning :heart:

bambi
06-04-2009, 10:22 AM
Just gorgeous! You must love your supervisor lots. :muah:

Bambi

auburnchick
06-04-2009, 10:30 AM
I really want to make this shawl but have been intimidated by those nupps.


As one who just made this shawl (and wasn't bright enough to look for another way to make the nupps), let me assure you that they aren't so bad. The key is not giving the yarn ANY tension whatsoever when doing the k1, yo, k1, yo, k1. Just wrap the yarn around very, very loosely with NO tension. It looks very strange on that side and goes contrary to everything we do as knitters, but it's the only way to make the nupps properly. When you go back and p5tog, it all works out because the stitches are loose enough to get the needle through.

Abbily
06-04-2009, 11:52 AM
Gorgeous! Can I be your supervisor? :)

margz3
06-04-2009, 02:02 PM
Gorgeous! Can I be your supervisor? :)

My thoughts exactly!

It is just stunning!

linknit41
06-04-2009, 07:10 PM
uh, just what IS a 'nupp'. been knitting for years and never heard this word.linknit41

gotta knit
06-04-2009, 08:15 PM
Beautiful!

Phaedra
06-04-2009, 08:33 PM
Gorgeous!!! I love the gold/green color. Is that just my computer or is that the color it really is? I would not have thought to make it bigger, but need to keep that tip in mind!

Great job!
The second picture is more accurate in color. A yellowy-green.

Phaedra
06-04-2009, 08:36 PM
Just gorgeous! You must love your supervisor lots. :muah:

Bambi
I'm really going to miss her; she was tough, very computer oriented and did a lot to improve work procedures. Even if we fought her most of the way.

trishknitz
06-04-2009, 08:38 PM
what a beautiful gift - well done

Phaedra
06-04-2009, 08:41 PM
As one who just made this shawl (and wasn't bright enough to look for another way to make the nupps), let me assure you that they aren't so bad. The key is not giving the yarn ANY tension whatsoever when doing the k1, yo, k1, yo, k1. Just wrap the yarn around very, very loosely with NO tension. It looks very strange on that side and goes contrary to everything we do as knitters, but it's the only way to make the nupps properly. When you go back and p5tog, it all works out because the stitches are loose enough to get the needle through.

I could'nt get my nupp tension right or at least consistant; so I did what worked for me. I still want to do another, so I'll get another chance for more "practice."
I'm thinking sport-weight yarn this time: I still have 1 skein of Blue Moon Woobu in Raven "Corbie". :)

Phaedra
06-04-2009, 08:52 PM
Gorgeous! Can I be your supervisor? :)

My thoughts exactly!

It is just stunning!

Yes!!!!!!!!:roflhard: Unbeknowst to me, once she gave her two weeks notice, a decision was made by the CFO: I have become "active Director of Finance" until a someone applies and is hired. :zombie:

ArtLady1981
06-05-2009, 05:32 PM
This is simply a work of art beyond belief! Wonderful work!
You selected such a classy colorway, too! Kudos to you!

KnitClickChick
06-06-2009, 12:09 PM
That is gorgeous! I wish I had the stick-to-it-ivness for lace.

Phaedra
06-06-2009, 06:53 PM
That is gorgeous! I wish I had the stick-to-it-ivness for lace.
For me, lace is very easy. I absolutely love what the "magic" of blocking will do for it. I was doing that before tackling socks. Now if I can only complete a sweater.

knittingymnast
06-06-2009, 07:59 PM
That's gorgeous! I love that!

lulubell
06-08-2009, 11:45 PM
That is so lovely. You should be very proud.

WandaT
06-09-2009, 09:29 AM
Wow ... Simply gorgeous!!!!

Lighting57
08-30-2009, 03:12 PM
The nupps kicked my behind; finally did a slip 2, purl 3, passover the slipped 2 on the wrong side rows.

Phaedra, were the slips and the purls all done on the back, or was part of it done on the front?

I am making a larger version of this shawl too and am looking for a substitute for the nupps.

Thanks!

domiknitrix
09-01-2009, 09:03 AM
Very pretty. I love the colors. I so need to put this on my list. Maybe after I finish Ene.....