Knitting, Dogs and Life on the High Plains

Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Tuesday Morning Round-Up

So have I been making any progress on all those projects listed in the side bar? You betcha!

First up is the Pineapple Jacket from Rebecca #27. Also known as Apricot Jacket and Le Fleur de Fluffa. I'm on the homestretch now, and if I actually liked the color better I'd be more anxious to wear it and it would be done. As it is, I'm seaming the sleeves in:


Project number two in the round-up is the Follow the Leader Aran. I'm as far along on that as I can be, both saddles are complete and that's all the instruction Janet has given us so far. A big Thank You to Icer for helping model them.


Next up is one Louisa Harding Angora fingerless mitt. It took me about three hours to make it, so how come I haven't made the second one?


Uh-oh! What happened to Violets by the River? I don't think it's damaged but I haven't had the heart to look too closely after finding Babe and Max "playing with it" the other day.


Standing in the Shadow of Love. How cool a name is that for a really spectacular pair of socks from the Six 6 knitalong? I started them a week and half ago and I WILL be done by the end of the month!


Am Kamin. Crossed in Translation. I think the picture speaks for itself. sigh....


Rounding out the party is our newest entry, Elann's Aran Weight Victorian Lace Shawl. It's a lovely pattern and it is free, but it's not for those who need their instructions spoon fed to them. Right off the bat there may or may not be mistake in the pattern.


The pattern (originally) said that the first lace pattern was Barbara Walker's English Mesh Lace from her first Treasury (page 193) But when Felicia and I started knitting, it didn't look right. A quick comparison between the two sets of instructions showed that Elann's was indeed wrong slightly different.

Felicia wrote to Elann, pointing it out and Elann's response was that the pattern was only an "interpretation" of Walker's Engish Mesh Lace. They even added to the pattern, the words "based on". Well to my eyes the interpretation looks like mistake.

Here is Elann's version. Notice how the motifs vary from line to line with the offset ones not "closing" properly at the top:


Here is Walker's version with everything looking as it should. Well.... as *I* think it should:



You be the judge.


Anne at 11:46 AM        
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on the needles
30. Fletcher
Noro Transitions


29. Rosedale
Patons SWS


28. Forecast
Cascade Quatro


27. Lady Eleanor (again)
Patons SWS


26. Marble Shawl Collar Sweater
Karabella Marble


25. Serrano
Dale Baby Ull


24. Tamarah
Artyarns Regal Silk, Silk Mohair


23. Apricot(Plum) Jacket
DB Cashmerino Chunky


22. Rusted Root
BS Cotton Fleece


21. Not So Shrunken Cardigan
Lavold Sily Wool


20. Sizzle
Nashua Kim


19. Hanging Garden Stole
KP Alpaca Cloud


18. Log Cabin Blanket
Cascade Pima Tencel


17. Mystery Stole 2
Crazy Monkey Lace



16. Petticoat Sallops
Opal Petticoat


15. CeCe
Lambspun Silk



14. Hyrna Herborgar
Silk for Life



13. Sea Foam Shawl
LaLana Phat Silk


12. Diamond Fantasy Shawl
CTH Possum Lace



11. Evergreen Cardi
Malabrigo


10. Mystery Shawl 3
Zephyr



9. Jaywalkers
LL Shepherd Sock



8. Pi @ Sunrise Shawl
Crazy Monkey Lace



7. Follow the Leader Aran
BS Naturespun Worsted


6. Peacock Feathers
HaindPaintedYarn.com lace


5. Kiri Shawl
Rowan Kidsilk Haze



4. Sampler Shawl
Starmore Campion


3. Highland Triangle Shawl
America's Alpaca


2. Leaf Lace Shawl
Misti Alpaca Lace


1. Total Maze Cardigan
Araucania Nature Wool




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finished in 2006
1/21 - Shadow of Love Socks
1/31 - Pineapple Jacket
2/5 - Smokin' Blueberry Socks
2/7 - Angora Fingerless Mitts
3/9 - Neopolitan Socks
3/18 - Summer Scallop Socks
3/30 - Spectrum: Red & Pink
4/2 - Felted Clogs
4/15 - Violets by the River
5/3 - Felted Hedgehog
5/6 - Felted B-4 Bag
6/15 - Pomatomus Socks
7/1 - Snapdragon Socks
9/11 - Simple Knitted Bodice
9/13 - White,Biscuit,Cream Shawl
9/14 - Something Lilac
10/4 - Cabbage Rose Socks
10/29 - Neck Warmer
11/15 - Lady Eleanor

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finished in 2005
1/21 - Seascape Shawl
2/12 - Wool Peddler's Shawl
3/21 - Fir Cone Square Shawl
3/25 - Misty Garden Scarf
4/7 - Obi
4/30 - Truly Tasha's Shawl
5/19 - Ivy
6/19 - Tasha II Shawl
7/13 - Cherry Blossom Shawl
7/26 - Mom's Birthday Shawl
8/9 - Birch Shawl
8/28 - Mystery Shawl
10/4 - Herbal Remedy
10/5 - Rosy Fingered Dawn
11/18 - Mystery Shawl 2
12/6 - Ostrich Plumes Triangle
12/26 - In The Dark Socks
12/29 - Red, Red, RED! Scarf

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