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looking for what's missing... I'm a knitting, spinning, mother of teenagers with a big dog, a small cat, minus the lovely rabbit Meliflua.

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Right now I'm listening to "An Irish Country Village" by Patrick Taylor, reading "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen and knitting Wisconsin Wintersocks. And casting off the lace shawl I've been working on since I last posted.

Monday, October 26, 2009

And now for something completely different

I have been working away pretty steadily at my latest circular lace shawl. I used to be a knitter that had several projects on the go at once, but over the last couple of years, I have become more of a one-thing-at-a-time gal. Someone might draw all kinds of commitment conclusions; I think I just happen to like what I am working on.

That doesn't mean I don't take an occasional break, like this little Christmas ornament, a slight modification of a pattern Jan taught at the guild last year.

Here's the original except I threw in yarnover knit 2 together instead of plain knitting between the beads:

For my third one (no photos of my second one), I used pale blue yarn, crystal beads, stretched it over a pearl white ball and added double yarn overs so it is lacier.

(It works best if you squint your eyes a bit. I do miss Cass. She used to take my photos!)


Anonymous Jan said...

You are so creative! I hope I get a chance to see that one in person, although not in November, as I won't be at the meeting!

My sister-in-law has requested lessons in the beaded ornaments, so when I can knit again, I'll teach her my pattern, then yours with the yarnover, k2tog. Not sure I understand what you've done on this last one, although I like what I can see!

5:33 PM  
Anonymous smf said...

Really pretty.

Could you use yarn with gold or silver threads woven through it (if there is such a thing, you can see I am not yarn smart) to give it even more "glitz"?

8:49 AM  

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