Monday, February 16, 2009

One Lace Project Finished and Another Started

I apparently have a new rule in my life that I must have two Anne Hanson projects on the needles at the same time.

On the same day that I finished the Poinsettia Cowl, Anne released the pattern for her Bougainvillea socks. I just happened to have the perfect yarn in stash -- Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Cranberry. (Not much to see so far -- maybe half an inch of ribbing.) Add this to the Stonewall already on the needles, and there are my two Anne projects! What can I say -- I like lace!

poinsettia cowl
Pattern: Poinsettia
Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino in Green-Grey - about 1.25 skeins
Needles: US 3 16" Knitpicks Harmony circular
Notes: Both the pattern and the yarn are gorgeous and I'm happy with the result. If I were to knit this again, though, I'd only do 3 repeats of the neck pattern instead of 4. My neck just isn't long enough for 4 repeats, although it will make the cowl warmer. And although I love this yarn -- the sheen, the color, the softness -- I have to say that the skeins are a mess. I've rewound two of them into balls and started on a third (I'd like to make a matching hat) and it's been a real pain. The 'loops' of the skeins seem to be all unaligned or something, causing them to tangle and to be impossible to place on my swift. Has anyone else had this issue with Silky Merino?

And a sure sign of Spring:

PInk Peeps

The first Peeps of the season!


Kaye said...


Beautiful cowl! And that's hiliarious that the day you finished this she released a new pattern. It was obviously meant to be knit!

Chris said...

Wow, those Peeps are shockingly pink. *wipes tears from watering eyes*

Steven said...
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Steven said...

Those peeps remind me of some socks I recently made. I had a horrible encounter with sugary marshmallow treats during Easter early in my life, and Peeps always make me a little queasy.

You are my lace-knitting hero!

Anonymous said...

Peeps? We have daffodils. I have so much pink sock yarn. I must see the new pattern...