Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lotus Shawl Sneaky Peek!

I've had this pattern written up for several weeks, but just last night decided to put it on the needles. And yes, I wet it down and pinned it out so I could accurately plan out the rest of the thing. Right now it has three tiers of flower petals with 8 petals in each tier. (It's 12 inches in diameter.) I have the pattern written out to 7 tiers, which would give me about a 52 inch diameter. I think that's a little small but I think it'd be HUGE if I added an 8th tier given the way the petals increase. (Yet there is something poetic about 8 petals over a constant multiple of 8 stitches in 8 tiers spanning a multiple of 8 rows...)

We'll see! If I think I can keep it under 70 inches with 8 tiers, that's so what I'm doing!

I'm also going to include instructions for doing 5/8 rather than a full circle.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Impulse Shawl

It was nice here today so I reshot pictures of my two samples.

The teal one is going to my mom, and the multicolored blue/black/green one is for me. I wanted to make sure to get the pictures done because I'm seeing Mom this weekend.

I'm knitting a mid-size sample in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, so that'll probably be my next blog post.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Almost Finished!

There it is! Nice and finished. I'm guessing it's going to be about 42 along the top edge and 32 along the two other sides of the triangle.

Of course after I took pictures I noticed pins that needed to be moved...that always happens.

Oh hey look, there's my toe!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Something New...

Now that I'm done working on my oh-so-secretive Knitty submission, I can move on to other things.

This pattern idea struck me a few days ago. Done in laceweight yarn, this is going to be a very open, very light shawl.

It's only 17 inches across at the longest point right now, but the pattern is very simple and easy to memorize. Depending on how quickly I finish my pretty teal sample, this pattern could be up as soon as next week!