Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Has it been a week already?

I'm sorry for the lack of blog entries. I'm swamped. No excuse I know, but something has had to give, and I'm not keeping my head above water very well. Love the job, but I am a busy mama!
In my spare moments (uh huh) I have been trying my best to make progress on the Twisted Flower socks. I have thrown in the towel for making the fair deadline with them. The Waving Lace socks will have to substitute. I have made progress on the TF sock, but it is slow going with the cables and twisted stitches. My new revised goal is end of September.
I did block the Mystery Stole, and persuaded Tracy to be my model. I am pleased with the results, although I probably wouldn't have made this pattern if I would have known about the asymmetrical part. I love the wing, and wish I had matching wings at each end. Ah, such is the chance the mystery presents. Oh well. I did learn a few things, and this is by far the biggest lace I have attempted. I now feel pretty confident with lace, and will come back to it again soon.

Tracy was a sport for posing. I tried to crop out as many body parts as possible, but I think she makes a fine stole model. I'll use her again. (She needs an agent to negotiate a better price next time).

5 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

The shawl is absolutly beautiful, amazing knitting. well done! I am not too sure about the asymetrical part either.

pat said...

Your shawl is elegant and gorgeous! and that Twisted Flower sock is one of the prettiest socks I've ever seen!

diddlinaknits said...

your stole looks great!! the asymetrical didn't bother me but i agree that the wing is my favorite and two wings would have been really nice :)

tiennie said...

The socks are nice! The shawl is gorgeous! I haven't seen many of the MS3 finished yet.

Octopus Knits said...

The sock is gorgeous, well worth the time you're putting into it!

Your MS3 is so beautiful! It turned out bigger than mine (gauge!). I think it would look great with two wings (good idea!), but when you're knitting a mystery, you've got to go with the flow.

P.S. Tracy is a wonderful stole model!