I’ve received some great pics of work friends/students are doing and I think it should be shared.
Vicki has been knitting about a week. She doesn’t really do scarves or other new knitter projects. She does sweaters. And she ignores the patterns most of the time. This is her latest and she looks wonderful in it.
Debbie shared this blanket. It is heirloom quality. The interesting thing to me was the construction. It’s done with a medallion center, and then the mitered middle section is knit in four pieces and seamed at the miters. I love this because it allows you to fudge a little if you need to in order to keep it flat.
Finally you pick up and knit the outside border.
Nancy Bush tells us that in Estonia, the women often knit borders of lace and then sew them onto the foundation piece. Don’t squirm. The sewing is easy. In fine yarn it can be a simple whip stitch and work wonderfully. Again, you have wiggle room when you do this.
I do like to keep my options open.
The Mapstone scrumbling workshop emphasized this. Prudence reminded us that you can always sew a new piece over one that isn’t really working. And if you keep the motifs small, you can fiddle and change a great deal when you assemble your final project.
Speaking of scrumbling, it is much like eating potato chips from the bag—you cannot stop. Here’s what I’ve done with the limited amount of yarn I have here.
Finally, I’ve been making up lace patterns. I did buy a lot of laceweight silk at Kaalund and now need to figure out what to do with it.
Thanks again to Vicki and Debbie for sharing their work with me. I love feeling like I got to be part of someone else’s work. Hint! Hint!
So much yarn, so little time. And now I’m interested in sewing again. Oh, well . . .