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Archive for October 10th, 2005

At Last: Laurie’s Lace!

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Laurie's LaceFor those who read here regularly, you’ll remember that I had a trunk show of my handpainted yarns at Threadbear very early in September. Well, Laurie found a skein of merino/silk laceweight yarn in turquoises and purple-blue, that she could not live without. It followed her home as many skeins do (see third photo, skein at far left named Waves at Twilight, there is one more skein in stock)…

Last week she sent me photos of her progress. She’s making a triangular shawl in just the loveliest of patterns, in my very biased opinion. (It’s a Fiber Trends pattern called Flower Basket Shawl.) Here is the first part of her shawl blocked out, using her grandmother’s very long double-pointed needles as blocking wires. (How cool is that?)

Laurie's LaceI’m absolutely delighted to see Laurie’s lace photos. I work very hard to keep the contrast in my laceweight yarns down to a point where the knit patterning will show up well (this can be done by limiting color choices or dark/light contrast). Here I have glorious proof that even with these two different colors she is definitely getting clear definition of the lace stitch pattern.

LynnH Lace YarnSince I don’t knit lace often (I knit a lace baby dress for a friend’s preemie girl a few years back but it’s not my own style), it’s a particularly big gift to see this yarn in action. I’m just thrilled.

Laurie, thank you SO much for taking the time to share your photos with me (and my blog readers). I think you are going to love this shawl!