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March 07, 2009

Serious lace business

Okay, okay, let me tell you what those gorgeous night and day yarns are all about.

 

"Night," also known as Mountain Colors Winter Lace in Mountain Twilight, will be used for knitting Chrissy Gardiner's Path of Flowers stole. A very pretty design that's not complicated to knit, but it's sizeable (finished dimensions 25" x 66") and the yarn is dark, which I always find a bit tricky. The 21-25 scarf is taking forever for this very reason.

 

"Day" is of course Schaefer Yarn Andrea in Greenjeans, a yarn which you've encountered on this blog before. I'm hopeful that a year and a half later, in an entirely different colorway, it will knit up like a dream :). I'll use it for another Chrissy Gardiner design, Kiwassa. Knit from the nape of the neck out, I know this shawl will simply fly off the needles.

Both of these shawls are due in mid-May, so Chrissy can show them at her booth at TNNA.

Completing two shawls in two months would be generally pretty simple for me, except my grandma's Crown Prince shawl needs to be finished by June 1st, her 80th birthday. Progress? Nada since my last update, not even one more row.

PLUS I have a secret (for now) lace project due on June 30th, using one of the gorgeous yarns below:

Can you guess what these are?

So, it looks like it will be the Spring of Lace around here. I have two small lingering projects - the Anemoi-Lillyfield Frankenmitten and the Child's French socks, which I expect to resolve themselves, so to say: between this and that, they'll get done. Other than that, four lace shawls/stoles in a few short months. No ifs, ands, or buts. Expect some serious lace business over here!

Posted by Kathy on March 7, 2009 08:39 PM

Comments

That Kiwasa shawl is going to be beautiful.

It's great that you've got a variety of colors; if you get tired of one, you can switch to a completely different color. The shawls all look lovely. Good luck!

you're a terrible enabler! I just downloaded Kiwassa, and I happen to have just enough Fiddlesticks lace (Zephyr Wool-Silk) in the Aegean Blue colorway, which will look sensational in this pattern ...

I'll start now but promise not to race you - you're the champ!

Hmm 4 lace shawls in 3 months? Yeah, I couldn't do it, no way no how.

As EZ would say: "Knit on, with confidence and hope.."

I love my Mountain Colors Winter Lace! I'm getting to the end of my Ozark Autumn stole using the Wild Horse MC colorway...and the darkness can cause some interesting moments. You certainly knit lace much faster than I do!

My guess is that those two pretty skeins are Sundara silk lace!

I don't mean to copy Linda who just posted before me, but I was going to guess Sundara Silk Lace too!

I'm knitting Kiwassa in a lovely color called Logwood of Madeline Tosh silk lace. It's starting to look lovely, although finding time to work on it is a challenge.

Good luck with finishing everything on time. That's a lot of lace knitting to get done! :)

dude those are totally sundara lace yarns1

I have never knit a shawl before and never wanted to. Until I saw that Kiwassa one just now. I think I need to knit that.

Lace is always a favorite. You do such beautiful work. I can't wait to see how your new projects turn out!

I think the mystery yarns are Sundara Fingering Silky Merino!

That Kiwassa is particularly intriguing...and is that the much maligned sock yarn that begins with a K, possible repurposed for lace?

Wow, I'm so inspired... I'm just about halfway through my first cardigan and it's taken me a month! AND it's chunky wool! As a complete knitting beginner, I cannot wait to see what you achieve! Lacework scares me, but I can't wait to be good enough to give it a go!

Ooh, soo pretty! Yay for the Spring of Lace! I look forward to seeing your progress.

That is quite a bit of speed knitting! It will all be so gorgeous!

You always make such beautiful lace projects! I can't wait to see your Spring progress.

Remember to stretch - I find that lace knitting makes my forearms seize up if I'm not careful (particularly if I do lots, with really fine yarn). It's always handy to have something to knit in a slightly heavier weight to hand. Or a jigsaw puzzle. I love the pinks. ~x~

I think the top one is Sundara Fingering Silky Merino in the sugar plum colorway ... I just started knitting a lace scarf out of it!

Those two beauties at the bottom are most definitely Sundara FSM in Sugar Plum and Flaming Flamigo! :)

I'd say they're Sundara FSM in Sugar Plum and Ember over Flame.

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