Monday, July 23, 2007

Sadness, frustration and something new.

This was beautiful, sweet, affectionate, lovely Blackie. He came to live with us in May, on my birthday. He seemed very healthy. Nobody knew he was sick until the very sudden end, last Wednesday. Even at the vet, while we tried to save him, he was never out of my arms. Now he sleeps in the back yard, along with some very elderly but much loved family kitties. It doesn't seem fair that he should leave us so soon and so young. It has left quite a painful hole in my heart. I picture them all young and healthy again, frolicking in a meadow, happy forever.

After two mobius starts on the lace panel for the dress I decided to knit back and forth a few rows before I joined. After nearly 2 repeats of the lace pattern what do my unbelieving eyes see? Another mobius!!! So, for now, I give up. Frogged completely. Will try again later

I want to knit one of Alison's delicious shawls but I'm not sure of my yarns. I have lots of laceweight but the numbering system for yarns lumps an awful lot into #1. So I started something I've wanted to do since last year. The log cabin afghan in The Knitting Experience - Color, page 83. I've finished a couple of blocks. But I want to add a couple more colors.

A warm brown and a pale, buttery yellow. Maybe a lilac? We shall see.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Lace Panel 1

As requested I am posting what I have done so far on lace panel 1, before I rip it out and start over. I don't see any reason why this dress can't be knit in the round! I know how to seam but don't like to do it. So, here I go again. :o) Here is the lace dress in question, from the Summer IK.

And here is what I've knitted so far. (My niece likes yellow.)

You see all those seams? NO WAY! There is a BETTER way! You'll see.