Saturday, July 07, 2007

Did I Mention the Lace?

Yes, more delays in posting. This time, you get the lace that kept me away from the computer.
Pattern: Madeira Lace by Crystal Palace Yarns

Yarn: Kid Merino from Crystal Palace

Needles: I think US7 Addi Natura

Notes: The first time I tried this pattern, it was a dismal failure, but I was a very novice knitter. This time, it was a breeze. This was a gift for Young Man's fabulous art teacher.

Pattern: Victorian Ruby from Victorian Lace Today

Yarn: Kid Silk Haze

Needles: US 7 Addi Natura (I think)

Notes: Way cool pattern. Easy, but elegant. This one was a gift for Young Man's fantastic music teacher. She is leaving us for one year to teach music in China. This was to keep her warm in the winter and to remember us so that she returns.

Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl from Interweave Knits
Yarn: I can't remember! It's like Kid Silk Haze, but it is a different brand
Needles: one of the Addi Naturas (US7 or US8)
Notes: I like this pattern, but the yarn doesn't do it justice. The fuzziness clouds the nupps. The color was one that I adored in the ball, but knitted, it is too close to my hair color. It's still beautiful, but not quite what I had planned. Oh, yes, Young Man had to help.