Thursday, January 31, 2008

Guess what happens

When you forget to starch!

Well, simply put, nothing. I did block, I have proof, but at unpinning time I should have listened to the little voice in my head saying somethings not right here.




I finished the other doily too!



These really are lovely things, I have to block them soon as they are going into a display for the month of February at the local library.

Man, Soo just puts me to shame. I started the Forest path stole when? I don't know, like 50 million years ago. She started hers within recent history, and is almost done! Go check it out, it's stunning, and also the same yarn and colour that I used for the next item of comment.

I finally finished a shawl too, and I am desperate to show it off, it is the third and final version hopefully of a design of mine own! Not an intricate lace, quite basic lace actually, but still it was a challenge for me to think about the knitting rather than just blindly follow a pattern like I have basically all of my knitting life. No pictures today though, I want to get some good pictures first, and they all need blocking.

Designing is addictive. I have this one finished now, and another pattern on the needles now, another one all worked out, and ideas for about 10 more. One I am really stuck on though, and it's bothering me, I can't quite figure out which way is up with the bloody thing. I think I get a good idea about it then shoot it down almost immediately. It may have to wait awhile. I have way too many things that need finishing.

It's strange to blog twice in such a short period of time! Not much has happened, so I feel like I don't have much of anything to say!

8 comments:

fleegle said...

Okaaaay. I scrutinized your blocked doily and can't figure out what's wrong with it. Both of them are lovely. I can't wait to see what you came up with for your original shawl. Do post it soon!

Wannietta said...

I'm absolutely gobsmacked!! They're both stunning Kathy; I can't wait to see your shawl.

Kathy said...

Oops, I guess I forgot to mention that it now looks exactly as it did pre blocking!

Wannietta, the doilies are gorgeous, and the book Jane sent to me is full of them, I have a lifetime's supply of patterns just in that book alone.
Looking forward to seeing you on the tv....

K

fleegle said...

I loved Dr. Seuss, but Colin Powell was pretty funny too! Glad you enjoyed them!

PS--just use a little spray starch!

Opal said...

Beautiful lace! Soo puts me to shame too. I started my Forest Path Stole last *March* and I still haven't finished. Gah!

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Kristina B said...

These doilies are stunning...