Sunday, February 18, 2007

Averting disaster and playing the waiting game...

You may be wondering right about now why I have yet to show you any finished pictures of Va Va Voom... There is a reason for this. As I was knitting along on the collar I began to get the sneaking suspision that I wouldn't have enough yarn left. You know the feeling, you keep measuring the piece, and eyeing the ball of yarn, sometimes giving the ball a squeeze to see how much is really there. I thought I would have enough yarn seeing how I had an entire ball to work with. Sure enough though, the tail end of yarn snuck up on me and my collar still has another few inches left to go. This is where I averted disaster...

I got the yarn from my wonderful friend Jill. She happens to have several balls left so I will have no problems finishing the sweater. This is the part where I start playing the waiting game....

You may have heard in the news about all the snow that NY has been getting. Well, I'm on one side of that snow, and Jill is on the other. I had planned on going down to see her and pick up the yarn but the snow had other plans for me.

It gave me a day off from school on Wednesday. Granted, this was very nice and relaxing, except for the shoveling that had to be done. I was able to get ahead of a lot of school work and knit a little bit on something else.It may not look like much all bunched up like that, but believe me, it's so much more than just a heap of knitting...This is my first attempt at lace knitting. So far so good. That is, if I have a nice quiet space with no distractions. This is not something to knit on at a stitch n' bitch or with the TV on. Nope, too much the pay attention to. I think that's why I'm really into it right now though. It's not a mindless knitting project and I feel like I've been doing nothing but those lately. This particular piece is the Candle Flame Shawl from Knitpicks. I plan on giving it to my mom since the colors are very much her colors and I know she'll love it.

But all this lace knitting has gotten me thinking about making some lace for myself. In fact, I was thinking about the Print O' the Wave stole. It would really be gorgeous in a dark color. At least, that's what I'm thinking at the moment. I have yet to buy any yarn for it. Maybe when my tax refund comes in!

9 comments:

Knittripps said...

Oh, I have been eyeing the Print O' the Wave stole myself. It is a beautiful pattern. I so want to emerse myself in a nice lace piece. I just haven't been able to find the time.

Laurie (Moo!) said...

Let's hear a big HOO-HAW for friends! The US Mail shall go thru. I hope she mailed it to you. Might be faster.

My BIL is up by Albany. Said they only got 2 feet of snow - must be in a valley or something and were passed over by the other 10 feet of snow!

Your Candle Flame is pretty. Lace knitting is fun and when you block it it goes from blob to beauty. Amazing!

Leigh said...

Oh, I hate not having enough yarn!! And I hate that sneaking suspicion that one gets before the actual fact is evident. How fortunate you can get more. Your lace knitting is lovely. Well done! I really like the colors.

Bean said...

Damn snow belt :( I can't wait until we live in the same climate. HAHAHA. Nice lace!

Beth (big geek) said...

You haven't ever tried lace??? I find that very hard to believe! But it looks beautiful so far! Keep it up!


signed, sick of the snow in Camillus!

;-)

JessaLu said...

Love the lace!!

I hope you guy can dig yourselves out soon - you don't happen to snowmobile, do you? ;o)

Meg said...

I can't wait to see VaVa Voom, but I understand. It will make it that much more exciting when you finish it!

When I scrolled down and saw the lace, I thought to myself... I don't think she's done lace before. I read on and saw it was true. I LOVE what you are doing and I love the yarn you picked. Keep up the good work!

keri said...

Your lace looks great, how exciting! Warning - lace knitting can be addictive, and hard to put down =)

LisaB said...

I hate that feeling of running out of yarn. That is usually why I buy too much in the first place! Good to know that you can get more though to finish it.

Your first piece of lace knitting looks great! Lace is definately one of those projects for quiet times.