Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Finished Object!

I now have another finished object! I have completed the Alpine Lace Scarf from Victorian Lace Today.

It measures 19" by 62" and was blocked on the spare bed in front of a heater. It's winter, and I wanted it done as soon as possible!

I'm going to miss this stole though. I mean, I still have it, but it has been my constant companion for months. I'd memorised the pattern so I could pull it out, work on it and shove it back in as required. It's suffered the most appalling abuse knitted lace has ever been subjected to: it's lived loose in my handbag and uni bag, been squashed by wallets, phones and laptops, gotten keys and ipods tangled in it, had tea spilt on it, nearly been dropped in the bath (don't ask...)

It has done something else though. I really enjoyed knitting it. While I haven't cast on anything new as yet, I am really looking forward to my next lace project after the mystery stole. I need to cast off one more project before I'm happy with casting on another.

I did order the triinu shawl pattern however, so that's next on the list. If you want to see a photo of that one, let me know. It's a rather expensive pattern, but it's beautiful and it's a challenge!

As for the other challenge, the mystery stole, I finished clue 3 last night.

Let's see if I can catch up! Onwards to clue 4!

(edit: taking a short lace break currently)


Soo said...

I just finished the Alpine Lace scarf as well. It looks fab in red!

And your Mystery Stole's looking great. I'm enjoying being part of that more than I expected to! Can't wait to see what the final product looks like.

DK said...

Looks Super!! Congratulations.

Nautical Knitter

Diane said...

Your Alpine Lace Scarf is incredible! I still have to get used to calling these works of art scarves. Considering the size I still refer to them as stoles. Perhaps it is a British thing.

Toni Sutton said...

Your scarf is lovely! I have resisted buying Victorian Lace Today because I already have WAY too many knitting books, but maybe after I finish the MS3 project....

Toni said...

I love your Alpine Lace scarf--it looks fabulous. I just got my copy of VLT and am bribing myself to finish the MS3 project with the Alpine Lace scarf. I'm going to add beads to it, I think. Seeing yours I am newly motivated to finish my "wing" so I can start!