Sunday, March 26, 2006

Latticework and basketry

If only it woodworking and basketry were really this easy. I finally blocked the Lacy Lattice Stole from Fiddlesticks. Dorothy Siemens is not kidding when she tells you to block it severely widthwise. Even though I blocked it very severely, it is still trying to grow lengthwise. That's OK as I will probably wear it more as a scarf than a stole.

Project specs : Lacy Lattice Stole by Fiddlesticks Knitting

Original yarn : Filatura di Crosa "Baby Kid Extra"
My yarn : Helen Hamann alpaca (very old, no yardage given)

Needles : 3.5mm addis

Started : sometime last year, set aside and picked up Feb 26/2006.
Finished : March 24, 2006

Completely different - so fast, so bulky - a moebius basket. Bob the spokesbear models.

Project specs : Moebius Basket from A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting

Original Yarn : Manos del Uruguay
Basket Yarn : Rio de la Plata, Faded Burgundy

Original Needles : 8mm
Basket Needles : 9mm addis & 8mm double points

Started : March 8, 2006
Finished : March 25, 2006

This is a really quick knit and sat around waiting for me to felt it. I was fortunate as the Rio de la Plata felts like a dream. One short wash and I have a lovely, dense fabric.

I've finally started my Diamond Fantasy Shawl for the DFS KAL, and must start my socks for Sockapaloooza. Pictures and pattern decisions soon.


Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Oh, your Lacy Lattice Stole is so beautiful! You did such a great job with it! And I love the basket as well - seems Teddy does so too! :)

2:49 AM  
Blogger CarolineF said...

The basket looks so cute with the bear. He's ready for the teddy bears' picnic now.

4:59 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Lacy Lattice looks very elegant. Now Bob the Bear is all ready for his Easter egg hunt. Jacques needs a basket too.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Kim Werker said...

The stole is gorgeous, and I love the colour of the Rio yarn!

12:25 PM  
Blogger jenknits said...

I've been wanting (and stashing) to make one of those moebius baskets. Charming!

12:27 PM  

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