Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Katharine Hepburn Cardigan - DONE!

Hi there! This Monday I put the finishing touches on the cardigan. Since I don't know how to cross post, please read all about it on my blog.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Greta Garbo Hat

I bought the book and knit the Greta Garbo hat in the last 3 days. When I went to Kiwi Knitting in Tucson for dpn, the owner mentioned there was something incorrect about the crown part of the pattern. I had to take out thefirst 9 rows of the crown pattern and insert 16 rows of the brim pattern. I started with row 5. Also had some problems with the last few rows of the crown when each section starts and ends with a YO.

So I jimmied the pattern, but I love how it turned out. Can't wait to go to High Tea and wear my new hat!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

I'm new here!

I have just joined the KAL! I started the Lily of the Valley Shawl a couple of nights ago. While I've done lace in heavier weight yarns, this is my first experience with laceweight yarn! I purchased the exact yarn in the photo: Jaeggerspun Superfine Merino in Mushroom and I am knitting it on size 6 Addi Turbo lace needles. I love them! The points couldn't be any more perfect! I will post photos soon!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Hepburn Cardigan...

I began the Hepburn cardigan last week but then had to leave town for a week long work engagement. Because of the charts and the level of attentiveness required to not mess this baby up, I tried about three rows on the airplane and quickly put it away and pulled out the socks. But now I am home and am eager to start it up again. The Louet Gems is a beaut and I'm loving the extreme pinkness of the 'Pink Panther' Colorway. I'll keep you posted!

Retro Redux Shrug

Hi everyone,
I completed my Retro Redux Shrug which is also the first sweater I have knitted ever and I am ecstatic with the results. I ended up making some adjustments - I have really long arms so I knit the arm sections using the size large measurements and then knit the body section using the medium measurements. It fit perfectly so I'm glad I thought to make the arms longer. I also used a different ribbing around the body section, although to be perfectly honest, I have no idea what I did. I made a mistake somewhere and ended up with more of a diagonal rib than a traditional rib, but I decided I liked my ribbing better and went with it instead of ripping back. Here are some pics. Hope everyone else is enjoying the book as much as I am!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Just started - Essential Tank Top

Hi, everyone, I am first time here, and want to share that I just started my Essential Tank top. I love this lacy pattern very much.

The yarn that I chose for this pattern is "Misti Alpaca Lace", using 2 strands of 2 different colors. (0524, Baby pink and CD43 Coral Melange) Personally , I think this is a good match, looks like strawberry milkshake, right?

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Greetings from Tennessee!

Hi Everybody!

I just wanted to post a quick note to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Kristina and I live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, USA. I just graduated with a PhD in Nursing 3 weeks ago and received a copy of Lace Style as a graduation gift. Oh joy! I've been knitting lace for 1 1/2 years now and am totally addicted, so this is a wonderful gift.

I'm still contemplating which project to knit first, but am drawn to the lace anklets, the Hepburn cardigan, and the lily of the valley stole. It'll probably be a couple of weeks before I cast-on as I'm knitting a lace Pi shawl at present (plus a bunch of other things, of course :-) but I'm getting inspired by everyone's posts and pictures so that helps. Thanks for welcoming me to this group. I have a blog where I try to keep track of what I'm knitting, so feel free to take a peek if you are interested. Otherwise, I'll let you know when I decide which project to start first.

aka Kristina in Knoxville, TN, USA


Hello: I am new to this KAL and am so excited to start. I have had my book for a few months now and have just kept looking and reading and looking and many beautiful things. I was attracted right off the the Katherine Hepburn Cardigan still there were several others that I liked but, I just kept going back to the KH Cardigan. So after finding out about this KAL I thought why not...just go for it. The only other KAL I have been involved with was for the Lady Eleanore also from Pam Allen. SO........tomorrow I will go to my LYS and purchase the yarn I need and plan to cast on when I get home from work. I'm just so excited to be included in the KAL and look forward to meeting all of you and watching everybodys progress. Thanks for the invite !!