column of leaves

steve kadel's picture

my first attempt at lace and my first attempt at blocking

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crmartin's picture

Beautifully done! Randy

Beautifully done!

Randy

YugiDean's picture

Yay! I recognize this!!!

Yay! I recognize this!!! (Check my blog from a few posts ago.) Looks great! Is that yarn grey, or is it just the lighting? I see you told someone it is "moss." I kind of like the grey look. ;-) You, too, can attest that blocking this scarf makes a WORLD of difference. Great job!

ronhuber's picture

I, like Joe, am becoming

I, like Joe, am becoming entralled with knitted lace. Your work is wonderful and choice of colour as well. Do you have other lace projects you want to do? Congratulations on a lovely piece of work.
Ron

albert's picture

Very beautiful. Lace is an

Very beautiful. Lace is an enigma to me- congrats!

Aaronknits's picture

Great job! Where did you

Great job! Where did you find the pattern?

steve kadel's picture

sorry. i have not gotten

sorry. i have not gotten used to keeping track of and reporting the details in the blog. i get so excited about finishing and posting.

here's the info:
i got free pattern from http://brookenelson.com/leafscartpattern.html.
i'm using a softwist bulky yarn from berroco, 41% wool, 59% rayon (a little shiny) moss colore
size 9 needles
2 skeins 100g, 136 yds

Aaronknits's picture

Got it! Thanks!

Got it! Thanks!

Kerry's picture

Looks beautiful, and the

Looks beautiful, and the pattern stands out so clearly.

steve kadel's picture

thank you

thank you

stef's picture

Congratulations on a very

Congratulations on a very successful job, especially as it was your first attempt at lace and blocking, it's a beautiful piece of work

steve kadel's picture

thanks

thanks

Asbjörn's picture

This looks beautiful. I

This looks beautiful. I agree with the previous posts about the lovely definition of the pattern as well as your color choice. It's superb. How did you like knitting this pattern? I was considering doing this for a friend who had her eye on the Liesel scarf while I was knitting it.
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steve kadel's picture

once i got the hang of it, i

once i got the hang of it, i liked it. that was about halfway through. i thought i would need to follow the pattern, but eventually i had it memorized and just clicked off the inches. i found i could not have deep conversation doing it (or drink)

Asbjörn's picture

I found some of the same

I found some of the same things knitting lace, especially the conversation part. The most I could muster was "uh-huh" but I progressed, by 3/4 of the way through I could manage to knit and say "wait until I'm done with this row" at the same time.
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Buck Strong's picture

Wow....that's great work!

Wow....that's great work! However, I won't say anything about it being a scarf. We might end up in another fun and provocative exchange;)

steve kadel's picture

thanks and agree. i don't

thanks and agree. i don't know if it was all the talk of scarves or of alcohol, but better to play it safe. safe knitting :)

Very nice is my vote too. I

Very nice is my vote too. I like how the pattern emerges.....

steve kadel's picture

thank you. it's one of the

thank you. it's one of the things i like about knitting is seeing how things evolve stitch by stitch and row by row.

MMario's picture

Looks very good! The

Looks very good! The pattern really pops!
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steve kadel's picture

thanks

thanks

QueerJoe's picture

It came out beautifully.

It came out beautifully. You couldn't have picked a more perfect color (at least on my screen). I am loving knitted lace more and more lately.

steve kadel's picture

thank you and thanks all you

thank you and thanks all you guys. it's so nice to feel supported in this