Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Lily of the Valley Smoke Ring

This is my current focus right now. I'm on the fifth chart repeat. It's hard to photograph a tubular lace project that's still on the needles. I stretched it out as best I could with a sheet of paper in between the layers. I think it's absolutely lovely and I want to thank Susan Pierce Lawrence and Wooly Wonka Fibers for making it available. I think I'll get a lot of use out of this come winter to ward of the drafts here in my office. I can almost feel it's soft folds around my neck.

It's a fun and portable project. I have the chart memorized so I can whip the project out where ever I happen to be and just knit away. This is my first experience with nupps (knit five together through the back loop) and I've heard horror stories about them but I find that if I keep it loose my Knitpicks 16" US#5 circs are quite pointy enough to get the job done. They don't make 16" Addi Turbo Lace circs. I even worked on it while standing in line Friday night waiting to get my Harry Potter book. When this is done, more socks.


marie in florida said...

dropping in from Ravelry.
beautiful work.
susan is one of my favorite designers

Mym aka marie in florida

Margaret said...

Kim, it's beautiful! Susan has some other nice lace designs too, and Anne at Wooly Wonka is great!

I find the points on the Options just a teeny bit pointier than the Addi Lace. Just keep making those YO's super loose. Nupps sure are fiddly, but so worth it.

HDW said...

Hey there, thanks for the comment and on the blocking front, I steam blocked it.......so it sort of had a seam but as you can see on the picture it faded away....the blocking on this piece is just basically to open the lace up!