Saturday, April 10, 2010

NEXT PROJECT

Stonewall from the amazing Anne Hanson was completed last night.  It was an extraordinarily wonderful knit and I enjoyed the process so much. The Blue Sky Alpaca Limited Edition was one of the most delicious yarns I've ever fondled knit - I was sorry to bind off!
I've not had great success with blocking - mostly, I've sent my things to knitters more experienced (and willing!) than I.  But I'm thinking - geez. How hard could it be?  I'll send to Knitpicks for mats and wires and then I'll become a self-sufficient knitter.  Right?  Autonomy-in-knitting.
Like any knitter worth her yarn salt, I've started poking about the vast array of patterns collected over the years for my NEXT PROJECT.  There is a problem - I can hear my UFO's whimpering from their bins.  So, in the interest of finishing something that has been waiting, I thought that I'd photograph them.  If I do this, if I "tell on myself", these projects have a chance at seeing the light of day.  Scott calls it - "pulling down your pants".  We try not to do too much of that around here!  Moving right along ...
This lace merino came from Wooly Wonka Fibers and the color is dreamy - I think that it was called 'Tidal Pool'.  I've not been able to locate them as their website is for sale.  Does anyone know where they have gone?  This shawl is another Anne Hanson masterpiece - Simurgh.  
Once I've started gardening in earnest, it's nearly impossible to keep my hands smooth enough to work with lace.  So, I'd better get busy with this and show you the other pitiful UFO's on another day!  I'm making this for Hilary.  She looks divine in any shade of blue.

4 comments:

passingdowncrazy said...

Gorgeous! Order the blocking wires and go for it! I just blogged a finished Anne Hanson project today too, and talked about how much I love blocking. It's really not hard. I promise!!!

MeinSie said...

your photos and words keep luring me into wanting to put aside work and duty and just envelope myself in a web of knitted time......good job!

t does wool said...

loving the dusty rose...gorgeous knits1

Bea said...

Love stonewall! That new lace is going to look lovely once its finished. I don't think you'd have any problems with blocking.