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. 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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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's Stitches said...

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

Susan @ Real Girl Designs 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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