At last, a finished object

Kerry's picture

This piece of lace has been on the needles for what seems like forever. It is being given to a friend who is retiring and moving interstate to a sub-tropical climate where she wont need a heavy scarf. Lace seemed a better alternative.

The yarn is merino hand-painted by Margaret Stove from New Zealand, and the design is by Sharon Miller from her book Heirloom Knitting.

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Kerry's picture

Many thanks for the offers

Many thanks for the offers re Knit Picks, I may well take you up on it. Being in MWK is like having family around the world ;-)

Kerry's picture

Thanks for the comments,

Thanks for the comments, guys. I bought the yarn here in Australia from Ashford's, the NZ company who sell spinning wheels.

I'm not happy with Knit Picks, they wont send yarn out of the US, seems a strange policy for a business.

Oh, Kerry . . . you-who . .

Oh, Kerry . . . you-who . . . :

Y A H O O !!!
You Always Have Other Options:

For instance: no law prohibiting ME sending it to you =^D I just *happen* to have 4 skeins languishing in my stash this very moment. Send me your addy and let me know how many skeins you want. If you want more than 4 I'll have to order them for you but I'm happy to share. It's really great wool and lots of fun to fiddle/dye with.

Let me know!

~Mike in Tampa (aka: The Evil Enabler)

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MMario's picture

ditto above; for those not

ditto above; for those not in the US - I'd be perfectly willing to order and ship KnitPicks stuff.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

MMario's picture

a great many US businesses

a great many US businesses ship only to the 48 contiguous states; many more will only ship to US possessions.

they can do that because the US is a *BIG* customer base. Remember, NYC alone is larger in population then 138 countries; L.A bigger then 100 or so, Chicago larger then about 90. Even US's 50th ranked city in population is larger then more then 50 countries.

there are still businesses in the US which won't ship outside of their own state.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

grandcarriage's picture

Cool, I have that yarn in my

Cool, I have that yarn in my stash (Knit picks co. is located about 10 miles away in Vancouver, WA). It looks wonderful. I'll have to use it sometime soon. You've inspired me.

I'm not a Canadian, but I play one in my dreams."

MMario's picture

yes, the knitpicks merino is

yes, the knitpicks merino is fantastic to work with - I've dyed some - but not hand-painted. Will have to try that -after the holidays.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

Kerry, that's perfectly

Kerry, that's perfectly gorgeous! Good for you. Really nice pattern.

Kiwi: Looks like you *can* get it there:

Malvern Fibre Studio
82 Oxford St,
Lyttelton, 8012,
NEW ZEALAND

Please go to:
http://www.artisanlace.co.nz/

HTH!
~Mike in Tampa (who thinks you should try painting your own. Go to

http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420139/yarn_display.aspx

I buy this stuff by the bushel. It's great. 880 yds for 4 bucks US. It's wonderful Peruvian Merino.)

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kiwiknitter's picture

Wow! I can't get over how

Wow! I can't get over how beautiful knitted lace can be. Now, about this NZ wool by Margaret Stove - why can't I find this in our NZ wool shops? Why is the rest of the world knitting with our wonderful NZ wools and we get only the low-end junk yarns from across the Tasman?

My knitting is totally tubular!

potterdc's picture

Kerry, that looks beautiful!

Kerry, that looks beautiful! It's so fulfilling to finally finish off a project that's been on the needles for a while....I keep telling myself that one day I'll take an inventory of unfinished projects laying about!

Best,
Jonathan in DC