Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Little Lace

When I first started knitting two years ago, I honestly thought I'd give it up after a few weeks.  I never thought I'd be the obsessed nut that I am, with an ever-growing yarn stash.  And I certainly never thought I'd progress beyond garter stitch scarves and maybe the occasional baby blanket.  And I have made those things.  And so much hats, bags, clutches, mitts....and now I'm making lace!  Yes, Lace!

My friend Alicia from my knitting group made this scarf first, and I just drooled over the photo.  As a matter of fact, two of us in the group are making this scarf.  The yarn, I admit, was a total impulse buy.  I was in line at the checkout in a little yarn store in Delafield, Wisconsin when I saw it on the table, whispering to me.  It talked it's way onto the counter and into the bag.  Four balls of "Jojoland Melody" to go with the Noro Kureyon I had picked out for a bag.  I'm a total sucker.

This scarf is going to be for me and I can't wait to try it on!   Like I said, I've been knitting for two years and so far I've only kept one thing for myself.  It's high time I made something pretty for myself.

I'm pretty amazed at the ease of this pattern, I never thought I'd be able to do this.  I'm already setting new goals;  I have a book on hold at the library on making basic cables, and I want to teach myself how to use double-pointed needles.  I've made thirty hats for Stitches from the Heart (on my way to a goal of fifty by January!)  and they are all seamed.  If I did them on dpn's I could skip the part at the end where they have to be sewn together. 

Right now I also have a knitted bag in the washer.  I'm felting it using hot water and soap.  But that's a whole 'nother blog post!


adventures in rhode island said...

that is awesome! you really have knitted up a storm!! the lace is beautiful.

Alicia said...

Love the scarf so far! The colors are fantastic. Gotta love the yarn that sneaks up on you like that lol. Can't wait to see it done!