Jan 25, 2007

Lace - My Cherie Amore

My class at Friends of Wool went quite well last night. My classmate, Kathy, was the same lady who taught me how to knit my two socks on one circular! She and I are now both converts to the cozier shop in town.

We reviewed different types of lace, technique, and a few cast-ons. I got to fondle a bunch of different skeins of lace yarn, the cashmere was especially nice, and pricey.
After class, I just couldn't stop knitting on my new project, the Flower Basket Shawl from Interweave Knits. This is the same shawl that Linda finished over the summer. My yarn is a beautiful silk that I ordered from Yarn All Over on etsy.com. Don't worry - I ordered it before I joined the stash-a-thon. I didn't fall off the wagon yet.

Despite being engrossed in American Idol's NYC auditions while knitting, I managed to avoid any mistakes...yet. That's why there is such a thing as using a "life line" in lace knitting. I wish I could use a "phone a friend" too! Who is watching American Idol besides me? I can't believe how awful the auditions have been. That Ashanti was the definition of melodramatic.


patty said...

Very pretty patterns!

I was able to make some major headway the other night with our group working on prayer shawls. I began my fringe and was very pleased I double checked with Kathy, our group leader because I didn't have enough cut! It looks wonderful! She gave us the pattern for the purse you've done too! Am I getting braver?!

Angie said...

That is brave Patty! You should definitely make the purse and I'll help you if you need it.

Shari said...

Well, after much thought I am going to try and knit from my stash and not buy any yarn. It will be difficult. I have 2 sweaters to finish, 2 pairs of socks, 1 bib, and lots of yarn to use up. The bib I am making is from stash yarn so I'm off to a good start. Angie I love the shawl- I havent braved lace knitting yet

Patty Ann said...

A lot of social scientists are upset with "Idol". They call it "schadenfreude" which translates as the joy we receive from the misfortune of others. Same reason people enjoy soaps.

The lace knitting looks very complex. That shawl will be an heirloom.

I don't know how you got to class last night, they were talking about white out conditions in Holland!

Linda V said...

Angie, You are indeed a "K"nitter if you can do lace and watch TV at the same time. You are off to an excellent start. Isn't it fun??

patty said...

Angie's like a super hero when it comes to knitting! She never ceases to amaze me! Yes, I will need help if I decide to to this purse, (which of course I really want to tackle).

Angie said...

It is super fun! Very addictive. And I'm always so pleased when I get to the end and realize I didn't make a mistake.
Thanks for the compliment Patty. I wish I had a superhero knitting costume. I'll have to think about that for this Halloween.