Running behind, as usual.....

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I designed this back in December - though of course I haven't even cast on yet. I *HOPE* to get off my butt and buy an easy care yarn to knit the up before the baby is born; but if I get it done in time for her first b-day I'll be happy.

MMario

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chipsir's picture

Wow, me impressed as well.

Wow, me impressed as well. I am in such awe oh you designers, I am just the knitter but I love your efforts and I do some knitting for a designer here in Toronto.

crmartin's picture

Just beautiful, you are so

Just beautiful, you are so talented. Do you know what weight yarn she used?

Randy

MMario's picture

she said a "light fingering"

she said a "light fingering" on 4 mm needles.

Buzzboy's picture

It is so beautiful and you

It is so beautiful and you are so talented.

TomH's picture

How wonderful, Mario - don't

How wonderful, Mario - don't know how I missed your posting that pattern whenever you initially posted. As you might recall, I'm still in Vermont so no knitting for me until I get home at the beginning of March.

MMario's picture

I don't think I said

I don't think I said anything when I first posted it.

Aaronknits's picture

Ooh, that's lovely!!! I

Ooh, that's lovely!!! I will have to give this a try.

RickeScott's picture

I agree with eveyone, it is

I agree with eveyone, it is very nice. It is a lucky child who receives it.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Wow! Nice design. I have to

Wow! Nice design. I have to resist picking out yarn and needles to start it. I'm so taken, I want to pore over the picture with a magnifying glass and try charting it myself. However, that wouldn't be fair to you, since you worked hard to design it. Great job! Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

Joe - I cannot tell a lie.

Joe - I cannot tell a lie. I wrote it in less then four hours, at work. with a cold. (which is probably why it features duck feet)
But why go through the trouble - the pattern is attached. to the post.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yowza! Now I really feel

Yowza! Now I really feel awe. Less than 4 hours, at work, with a cold...almost unbelievable. The last time I worked an original lace design (and it was a large doily, not a shawl) it took me a couple of weeks. Of course, I was designing as I knit - charting ideas as I went along. Thanks for the tip on the pdf...d'oh - I should have twigged on that right away. Even as illiterate as I am about computers. Take care. Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

Once you know how to get the

Once you know how to get the right shape, it's a matter of plugging in stitches where you want them. And sometimes what you think will work doesn't. Plus I frequently screw up - but luckily - with 2200 plus proffreaders someone will correct me.

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Kerry's picture

Beautiful design Mario. What

Beautiful design Mario. What size is it?

MMario's picture

If I had knit it it would be

If I had knit it it would be about 70 inches across. I haven't got a dimension out of the test knitter yet. She used 4mm needle rather then the 5 mm I would have. This is also just pinned out flat; she said she hasn't blocked it yet.

MMario's picture

I'm lucky to have people

I'm lucky to have people willing to knit my designs.

It's beautiful MMario, but I

It's beautiful MMario, but I have to admit that you lace knitters make me feel inadequate.

Thanks Lars - I'll try and

Thanks Lars - I'll try and remember that.

MMario's picture

It all the same

It all the same stitches....and when you make a hole - it's deliberate!

When I have finished EZPZ I

When I have finished EZPZ I might try something with more of those deliberate holes.