Friday, March 6, 2009

Lace CAN be fun!

Ok...So...Lace CAN be fun! Up until now it's been just a four letter word for me. Maybe I was picking the wrong projects or the timing was off or...who knows?! But, I did it! I made lace! It may not be with fine thread and tiny needles but...It's lace! was FUN! Who knew?!

So...allow me to introduce you to my brand new, completed, lace cowl... Ta Da....

(click the picture if you want to see it bigger)

The pattern is "Ridged Lace Cowl" and I found it on Ravelry...where else?! The yarn is the gorgeous Misti Alpaca Hand Dyed Worsted that I found at the yarn shop recently and couldn't live without. It's soooo incredibly soft and beautiful! I love it! Anyway...this project was super easy and super fun. The stitch pattern was easy to learn and I was even able to knit this at knit groups, with the tv on, or carrying on a conversation. Again...who knew?! I always thought I could only do that with mindless stockinette or garter stitch projects! This makes a great first lace project.

I get to wear it today too cuz it's cold and stormy. :-) to my next first sweater. I'm going to cast on just as soon as I post this. Wish me luck! :-)


Tan Family said...

This is beautiful! I love that yarn, too. :)

Judith said...

I really like this. I guess I'll have to make some or one. Gee! I even have the perfect yarn for it? LOL! It really looks nice on you too.

KarenB said...

Ohhhh, is this the yarn you bought at FNKC? It turned out beautifully! Did you go on Friday night? I obviously didn't. Should've maybe. What sweater are you attempting?