Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I have been cruising along nicely on the Grape Diamonds scarf.  I am enchanted.  The pattern is not memorizable, but the chart is logical, and the mistakes are (relatively) easy to spot. 

At first, I was concerned that the color shift would be too short to work well with lace.  Now I am concerned that the shift will be too long to work with a scarf.

I thought the dark purple would never end, but yesterday the lavender and sage started peeking through.

The edges are curling badly, but I assuming that will block out. 

Lace requires a lot of blind faith.  You have to have faith that the chart is correct.  You have to have faith that each yarn over and decrease is correctly placed in the overall scheme, even if you can't see the general pattern.  And you have to have faith that the crumpled mess of lace will block out into something pretty. 

Today, it is all about the faith. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

One step forward, three steps back

Having finished a WIP recently (the second Gryffindor scarf for my baby boys) I now felt free to start something new. Having recently noticed a dearth of scarves in my wardrobe, a scarf seemed appropriate. But I went a little overboard.

I have three things, in various starting stages.


One is White Diamonds Lace Scarf, in Patons Lace, in "sachet".  This one is in the pre-swatch stage, hence the multiple needles. 
This is the Print O' the Wave  Shawl, in a fucshia yarn I bought in Poland ages ago.  The swatch is completed, the size is selected, and I am ready to cast on. 

The third is the Laughingbird scarf, in Yarn Bee's Diva (sequin), in Scottish Heather. 

So, I finished one project, and started three more. Three LACE projects.  This is getting out of control.  Someone stop me.  Please.

Today, it is all about the backward motion.