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Thursday, April 6, 2006

Damn. Lace be hard.

The Spiderweb capelet was started yesterday and I've gotten this far. I know I've messed up in quite a few places, but I'm counting on the screw ups to not be noticeable once I'm all done. Though, I do think I've done fairly well for someone who has never done a drop-stitch or yarn-over before.


Blogger krissy said...

oooh, i love the spiderweb capelet! it looks so pretty in the book and from what i've seen from other knitters in blogland. i think it's going to look great in cotton and it'll be way more practical for cool summer nights. who wants to wear mohair in june anyway?? :P

5:52 PM, April 06, 2006

Blogger michelleknits said...

Not me! (answering krissy's rhet question). Anyway, I think it looks really light and airy, though still wondering what cotton you chose. You are looking so lovely on w_r in your red and black! Oh, and I figured out that the knit flower was from snb nation (i think).

6:14 PM, April 06, 2006

Blogger mishka said...

you guys are sweet :)

Michelle - the yarn I'm using (I finally checked the label) is Lily "Sugar'n Cream" (which annoys me, because there should be an apostrophe after the 'n' too... grr.. pet peeve.) I found it online at http://www.sugarncream.com/product.php?LGC=sugarncream&P=2 #00095


7:32 PM, April 06, 2006

Blogger mishka said...

"I found it online" as in "I found their website." I didn't buy it online. I got it at a craft store that going out of business.. a whole bag of it!

I felt I needed to fix that wording.

7:39 PM, April 06, 2006

Blogger michelleknits said...

Cool! There's this pattern I saw online that I had been meaning to get that cotton for, called "vintage" (it's like an esther-williams type bathing cap!) Is it nice to work with? Yeah, I know, a lot of questions (!)

8:33 PM, April 06, 2006

Blogger Stacey said...

Yes, Lace be hard. (sorry, I can't help saying it), but yours looks really nice so far. I'm still on my first lace project, which is wee-tiny, but not yet done)

8:05 AM, April 07, 2006

Blogger mishka said...

Michelle - I wish I could answer your question! I guess it is okay to work with... haven't had too much experience with what is good and what is bad. I've knitted with a crappy acrylic before and that was not fun. But I haven't much varied cotton experience. It isn't super soft or smooth, and the twist in the yarn can sometimes separate. But, overall, I really don't have any complaints.

The hat sounds cute - I googled it and found a few images. Good luck!

Stacey - thanks for the lace encouragement :) What are you making?

12:49 PM, April 07, 2006


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