Saturday, August 19, 2006

Hammerin' Hank models lace

Amazing Lace #6 - Creatures of the Reef in Laceweight Linen

Hammerin' Hank is my horse-shoeing hubby.

Here, he models his lace as he prepares for work.

Horseshoer buns stylin' in lace.

Hank is willing to share his lace. Here baby Lulu shows Hank how stylin' is REALLY done!

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Hank has "wrapped up" for the day.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Diagonal Triangle Tank

Front is done. Started the back last night. This is in a really gorgeous hand-painted silk that I got at Md Sheep & Wool.

It's a pretty easy knit. A little boring (garter stitch), but the short rows are kind of fun, and after the shawl a little boring is okay! LOL

I think it will be really pretty! It's for my sis in Montana.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

At Long Last!!! CotR is finished!!!

Creatures of the Reef Shawl is completed! Whoo Hoo! What a project that was.

I don't remember when I cast on. Late May? Maybe June.

This is in laceweight linen (Euroflax Milan) in lichen on #4 needles. It's a very beautiful subtle sage-y green. Took one 100 gram cone (625 yds) plus a little bit of the second cone. Now I have to figure out what to do with about 600 yards of laceweight linen!

Here it is on the blocking board. The board is 36x48.

Here it is draped over the balcony. It's amazing!!!

And here it is on the bed, so that you can see some of the patterns better. From the bottom, sea shell border, then a row of eyelet "bubbles", then some crabs and sea horses, more bubbles, some starfish, some bubbles, some fishies swimming left and some fishies swimming right and finally some frothy sea foam.

I did NOT feel the love starting out with this pattern. Made a mistake early on and had to tink back stitch by stitch over 800 stitches! Argh! But it gets easier as you get into the swing of it and each row gets shorter by 4 stitches, so the end actually gets very exciting! LOL

Anyway. DONE!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sunshine, the Palomino Filly

Here she is! Just 60 days under saddle. What a cutie pie!

Where's Waldo?

Fruit n' Lace. CotR fresh picked from the garden.