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March 08, 2007

Clandestine

Behind the scenes I've been a busy little bee.


The magnitude of this accomplishment is underscored by the corner which runneth over: so big is this beast, I had to use the armrest of my couch.

Full FO report to follow.

Posted by Kathy on March 8, 2007 08:39 AM

Comments

Is that MOUNTAIN ASH???!!!??? Did absence make the heart grow fonder?

Wow... my spidey sense is tingling. That's a pretty serious web!

OMG! That's mountain ash isn't it!?! It looks great! Love the magic of blocking!

It's beautiful. And it matches your sidebar perfectly!

Secret knitting! Can't wait to see the full effect. :-)

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you have been busy! yow! can't wait to see more of it. :)

wow, that is beautiful! that looks overwhelmingly stunning.

Wow. WOW!

I love the blocking photo! Talk about looking like a spider's web...

Wheeeee! The beast has been slain!!! (In a good way...)

Ok - this brought me out of lurking - WOW. Absolutely gorgeous.

Oh, Mr. Mountainash! How I've missed you!

Can't wait! Can't wait! The difference betweent the unblocked and blocked lace is staggering... what an amazing project!

Couples therapy worked, eh?

Beautiful.

I like that word =)*)

Gorgeous wonderment.

Yah! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Oh now you've got me all hot and bothered.

You know, I pass a Mountain Ash Road on the way home from work everyday, and every time I notice the sign I think "poor old Mountain Ash--I wonder if it'll get done?" But Mountain Ash is poor no more! Hooray!

really nice shawl pattern.

i wish i were that productive in front of the scenes...

**Gasp!!** It's breathtaking!

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see a shot of the whole shawl blocked out.

Oh my... so beautiful!!!

Blocking is magic! That's a beautiful piece of lace. :)

Wow!

I need to knit this! What is the pattern?

WOW! Beautiful. This is definitly inspiring me to try lace.

Mountain Ash?! I thought he vanished/was banished. The shawl is beautiful.

Wow! Just Wow!

WOW! WOW! WOW!
I can't believe you've been secretly finishing that up without letting us know ;-)
Beautiful.
And can't wait to see you showing it off.

It was stretchy!

Oh my god, it is beautiful!!!! I can't wait to see and hear more. I LOVE IT!

I'll have to add another 'WOW' to the mix!! That is so impressive! I've never ventured into lace work as it looks so intimidating and then I see this and I feel VERY intimidated! Nice work...

Wow. It's almost wearable unblocked; it's got to be gorgeous blocked and worn. I eagerly await the full report.

My mouth just dropped open. Fantastic work, just amazing. You are inspiring me to get started on those larger lace projects I've been putting off.

Wow! She's amazing! I'm looking forward to see her in action!

Ooooo-wee. That's some nice knitting, there. And blocking. It just makes the whole, long, lace commitment so worth it, eh? Fabulous.

Delurking to tell you that that is absolutely gorgeous! I enjoy your blog.

What?!??!? It's done???!?!?!

Stunning!

And here I thought Sir Ash had abondoned us... It looks stunning, I'll be looking forward to seeing the "done blocking" shots!

Doncha just love the magic of lace!?

Oh, it looks so delicate! Can't wait for the big reveal.
I just started making a shawl from the same book in Lacey Lamb...

Whoa, that looks fabulous!!! Can't wait to hear all the details.

I didn't think you were coming back to this project. I look forward to seeing the finished object and hearing your tale of how it got finished.

Amazing! Such talent!

MMMMMmmmm....love that lace!

Wow. It's almost been a year. You have incredible perseverance and it really pays off. Lovely!

i'm looking forward to seeing the whole thing!

Fabulous! You are so bad for keeping your progress a secret! It is a masterpiece.

Is that Mountain Ash? It looks gorgeous!

wow wow wow...I'm a beginning knitter, but none of that garter stitch business for me. THIS is what I aim for...I'm not even sure I understand the concept of blocking, but I believe this is a good example...

GUYS AND GALS,
I REALLY DON'T THINK THAT THAT'S MOUNTAINASH. AS SOON AS I SAW THE PIC, I WENT STRAIGHT TO KATHY'S ENTRY WITH THE PICTURE PREVIEWS ON VICTORIAN LACE TODAY.
IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, IN THE "REPLACEMENT: IN MY HOT LITTLE HANDS, SCANNER: FIRED UP" BLOG ENTRY, YOU'LL SEE THAT SHE'S KNIT THE EIGHTH SHAWL IN THE FIRST COLUMN. THE ONE IN THE PICTURE IS WHITE.

Nonetheless, I am utterly amazed that you could manage to keep such a beaut' from us!

I have been thinking a lot about that shawl lately. I was going to email you and ask if you had ever gotten a translation for the pattern from, I don't know, someone that you said was going to write it for you. I want mine now!!!

Can't wait to see the whole thing, I'm glad you didn't give up on it.

Do my eyes deceive me, or is that truly Mountain Ash? It is a vision of loveliness. I await the full report.

http://www.grumperina.com/knitblog/archives/2006/07/marriage_counse_1.htm

This is most definitely mountain ash... look at the pattern... it is upside down...

Buzz-buzz, busy bee! Glad you got over your issues with Senor Ash. You two should be very happy together :o)

Gorgeous!!

I can't even come close to deciphering what it is - I'll just accept its cobweb loveliness. It is a beauty, can't wait for the glamour shot.

Why you sly little laceknitter! I can't get over how different it looks blocked out. It's gorgeous!

i'm about to faint!

Wow, that looks incredible! Like a cobweb (that was meant to be a compliment).

It is gorgeous!

oh, wow, grumpitudinousness, that is simply beautiful. No, wrong word: exquisitely complicatedly beautiful. Oh, the joy of knitting that uses that excess brain capacity one has lying around...

That is SO Mountainash! We all want information, and we want it soon!

awesome.....

absolutely lovely - can't wait to see the full effect - and so glad to see that you also pull your deep ends out as much as I do. I began to wonder if I was doing something wrong... thanks for the reassuring photos.

Great googly-moogly! That's quite an accomplishment.

o. nice pciture, baby!

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