But it is true that I can sometimes get carried away and knit really fast with lace projects. It is the feeling that you just can't stop ... can't put the needles down. I always had the misconception that Ene's Scarf is one difficult project and I was prepared to spend months on it. Surprisingly, it turned out to be quite a TV-watching project ... once you enter Chart 3, that is.
Does anyone of you know why Ene's Scarf was called a "scarf"? I mean, if you look at the pictures from the book, it is a huge shawl ... enough to wrap around the model. Well, mine turned out to be on the very small side ... but I still find it hard to call it a scarf. ;)
Pattern: Ene's Scarf designed by Nancy Bush from Scarf Style
Lovely pattern ... lovely design ... and well-written too. I think there is no mistake at all ... at least I didn't check for errata, but everything worked out fine. As I told you before, I love the clustered lace pattern which makes up the main body of the shawl.
The pattern states that the shawl should measure 40" along the side, unblocked. But mine measures 35" blocked. Once again, I knit tightly!
Yarn: Handpaintedyarn.com's Merino Lace (100% merino) 1 skein Colour: Sunset
Lovely handpaint merino ... very soft and warm. Husband doesn't like this colourway too much ... to earthy for him (he likes more jolly bright colours). But it is fine with me ... especially when the trees are turning yellow and red now ... ;) One skein is enough for the whole project ... this is a plus since there is no need for splicing.
Needles: Susan Bates circulars US6
Start date: 09-28-2006
Finish date: 11-11-2006
Now I am contemplating a new lace project. This time, I'd really like to attempt something more challenging. I have 2 ideas in mind: Forest Path Stole and Unst Lace Stole. Not decided yet.
P.S. I have added comments moderation because yesterday I received the first really outrageous spam comment ever ... which of course has been deleted. I think the moderation would not affect those who really want to comment ... and I hope it would stop any further spam. ::Fingers crossed::