Sunday, September 09, 2007

August knitting I

Some knitting did get done in August - and was blocked - just not blogged. Both were designs by Melanie Gibbons





First up, Hanami - in a not-exactly-cherry-blossom colour. I was puzzling over this one - I wanted to make a birthday stole for my mother, but she's not a pastel person. Then I noticed the pierced-wood wastebasket by the PC, and wondered if it would look like that at one end,
and like lotus-wood at the other...



I was pleased with the results, anyway! The only modification I made was right at the end - somehow the frill didn't feel extreme enough to me, so I did an extra set of increases to give 4 times the original number of stitches, and beaded the cast-off. You can just about see that here, but it's pretty subtle.



I did have one small disaster - half-an-hour into blocking really isn't the time to find that dropped K2tog a couple of hundred rows back!!



But ten minutes with a crochet hook and some judicious darning have rendered it almost invisible...

6 comments:

Rosie said...

Bet nobody except you could spot that there was a mistake/mend. What a stunning piece.

dawn said...

That's beautiful, I love how the cherry blossom pattern looks. What a nightmare, finding a dropped stitch, but at least it wasn't in a highly patterned area!

Robbyn said...

What a gorgeous piece! I do hope your mother is pleased with it, after all your fine work.

I aspire to this kind of knitting :)

Liz said...

I think she was pleased! And I still have two more skeins of the Alpaca Cloud to knit something else for myself...

Dawn, if it had been in the geometric area I think I'd have cried - given that I only had 10 days before the birthday at that point!

I'm still giggling at your post though, Robbyn - given that I was only following the pattern on this one, and your Dana Victoria mitts have been on my 'must-knit' list for a year or so!

Knitman said...

Lovely work, Liz. I am so tempted to knit a lacey shawl. Who for I am not sure.

YarnSnob said...

really beautiful, love ths colour and hope your mom is pleased, i'd be