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Friday, September 10, 2004
We have a winner!!!
Barbara Jean of Lizard Knits has won herself a bit of handspun lacy singles with a pattern for a
Thank you to all that entered. I have some lace ideas to share with everyone.
Fibertrends has some great shawls, one of which is the Leaf Shawl. I just spent a bunch of time looking at their stuff and I particularly like the shoal waters shawl as well as the leaf one. I would have started the leaf one already but I'm having yarn dilema's.
Then we had Lily of the Valley Shawl from "spin off" magazine, and The thrice cursed scarf. I thought I had that spin off, but I don't. The scarf looks like a nice easy knit but pretty.
Cascading Hearts Shawl from Heartstrings. If you have never poked around Heartstring's site, you need to set up a time to do so. They have some amazing patterns over there. Not just shawls either, they have great sock patterns too. I just had to work socks in here didn't I?
Then there are IK summer 2004 patterns, the Gibson Girl sweater and the Victoria Tank. Did you see Teresa's tank top in August? Don't forget the clover lace socks that are featured as the first sock in the six sox knit along (see my sidebar for that link). Easy to remember lace that looks so cute on socks. See how I worked more sock talk in here? I'm wondering if I have many entries at all that don't include socks.
There is a really pretty shawl at Fiddlesticks. Its the Creatures of the reef. Gorgeous huh? Fiddlesticks has a bunch of pretty knits. I bet you could wast some time there.
Of course a few people mentioned Charlotte's Web which I just started. Let me give me you all a hint, you are knitting from the top down, it took me a moment to realize that one. yeah, I had a real "duh" moment the other night. If you look on my sidebar you will see a button for the knit along that goes with this one.
Once or twice Madli's Shawl was recommended. I'm linking you to the knit along. Lots of great pictures of the Shawl there in case you dont have the IK Summer 2004.
Another shawl was The Flower Basket Shawl form IK Fall 2004. Margene at Zeneedle, see the Sept 8th entry, just finished hers and its so pretty. The knit along is being hosted Sarah Elizabeth See the Sept. 2 entry to see her finished one.
I think the project most mentioned was Caryl's Kercheif. You may remember seeing the many gorgeous ones that Emma has knit. One skein of Koigu makes this pretty little scarf. I can see how knitting these might get really addictive. Go Here if you want to buy the pattern.
Some great ideas about designs with no links were also given. Some cardigans, socks, shawls, doilies and dishcloths. There are some really creative people out there. A few people even mentioned spinning thier own yarn for their custom projects. My hat's off to you all.
I think I mentioned everyone's. I didn't get a ton of emails but I'm sorry if I missed anything. Have a great weekend working and dreaming about all your lace projects.
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