Friday, May 11, 2007

Finished!

Well here it is, my first lace!




It is a lovely shimmery lilacy silvery colour, though you can't really tell from the pics I'm afraid.
I did two extra repeats, so it is quite big (that's my two seater sofa in the background).

It's just finished blocking, so it's on the back of the sofa now, looking pretty!
The yarn is Lana Grossa Luxor, with 51% Merino wool and 49% Polyester (that gives it the shimmer).
It was really lovely to work with - smooth and well behaved!
I did a first version of this, but went a stitch wrong somewhere near the end, and I had to frog the WHOLE thing!!
So.. I started again, and put lifelines in every repeat on the 8th row. These were a blessing on the couple of times that I dropped or missed a YO (twice), they aren't called "lifelines" for nothing!!
I am planning another FC in Rowan Tapestry in the red/orange/grey colourway - I'm totally addicted now! :D
Vikki

1 comment:

kathy said...

Beautiful! I'm glad you mentioned using lifelines - I plan to do the same when I start mine!