Thursday, August 11, 2011

War of WIPs Call to Arms #4

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Comrades, I have success in battle! The Kingdom of Peaceful Knitting now has leaves which twine gracefully rather than a mess of unruly vines!
 
Pattern: Branching Out
Yarn: Knit Picks Elegance (sadly discontinued...I LOVED this yarn)

There are a few mistakes right at the beginning, but that's OK, since this was my lace learning project. Hey, all work with needles is a learning experience, no?

Here's a pre-blocking picture...well, half pre-blocking, anyway...because it's more true-to-color. This yarn is ridiculously hard to photograph for some reason. It's a nice grassy green. A little yellower than my normal taste, but I think it will work well in the Fall.
I learned tons doing this pattern; I even recharted it because I couldn't figure out how to fix a mistake from the chart that was originally given. It...how do I say...didn't line up decreases above the stitches that were being decreased. Impossible to tell how you'd gone wrong. I'm going to blog about it when I get more time, and also show some of the mistakes I made along the way.

So for my next lace project, I think I'm going to do Pretty Little Thing with the qiviuk I got in Alaska. I don't think that'll advance my lace learning, but I do want it done and it will work well with my whole "you can buy anything if you start it" mantra...that has otherwise been beat up a little this week. =) After that, I want to do Juneberry by Jared Flood. I saw an awesome one at Ravelry made with Silky Wool...and I just happen to have some of that in my stash!

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9 comments:

Delusional Knitter said...

Congrats on your victory!!!! Pretty Little Thing looks nice, I added it to my queue.

Calophi said...

Congratulations! It looks lovely!

Jenny said...

Wow - that looks gorgeous! So, how are you planning on wearing it? I mean, is it meant as an elegant indoor scarf or will you wear it out in the cold?
Either way, it is wonderful - congrats!

Sarah said...

Well done!

Jackie said...

Congrats - Your Branching Out is fab! Pretty Little Thing is in my queue too. It's really cute!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your victory! I'm glad you were able to beat the enemy into submission! The scarf is lovely!

Melanie said...

Congrats! It looks great. :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Gorgeous scarf Heather!!!

pinkundine said...

For a learning project, that lace looks pretty advanced to me ;) (I am utterly hopeless at lace, but it's still supposed to be a compliment!) Love the colour

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