Thursday, June 16, 2011

Clara's Shrug, But Not Mine

Clara and I started knitting the "Avril" Shrug from Pretty Knits by Susan Cropper, each of us casting on and beginning our projects on the road to Savannah last weekend. She sailed away with this fairly complex lacy stitch, while I knitted my swatch once, twice, eight times. Not funny.


Finally I got through seven rows without messing up, chose a needle size, and started the sweater. The five rows of seed stitch went fine, but I messed up the FIRST ROW of lace. Sigh. I've set mine aside.


Clara, on the other hand, is about to begin shaping the front yoke, and it's knit from the bottom up. No fair. Unless I can get her to make mine for me . . . .

15 comments:

Lisa said...

Very pretty, Clara! Excellent work. Lace knitting isn't my strong point, either.

Lisateresa

Lady Farmer said...

What a delicious color!
Perhaps if you barter one of your clever creations for her knitting your sweater? What luscious color did you choose?

Kristie said...

Beautiful! Love the pink! She'll have a whole slew of us wanting one next!

Rose said...

Oh dear.

Does Clara have a tip on decreasing when knitting lace? I always find the armholes are a nightmare,

Kate at Wonderful Life Farm said...

Beautiful! I love lace knitting, but it does take so much concentration. I look forward to seeing the finished product!

silly lillys said...

I love the color!

Holly said...

Clara is, quite simply, *adorable*. She comes through in all of your posts as graceful, accomplished, and poised.

Anna said...

She is all that!

Lucille said...

I abandoned my lacy scarf months ago. I cannot face unravelling it one more time. I bet Clara will help you.

Ruth said...

Beautiful shrug!Has Clara finished her camisole yet?I would dearly love to see the finished product.

OFH said...

Good job Clara! Beautiful color!

Anonymous said...

You are precious, Anna! We all love you and your persistence in leading your family as a Proverbs 31 wife and mother. I love your real-ness and grace!

Maria Ricci
mother of three

Tara said...

I've been a lurker until now...

Beautiful pattern and color.
Sometimes that's the way it goes... been in the same spot with my daughter as well, although not with knitting. A good chance to sit back and celebrate our capable children!

Love your sweet blog.

Leah H said...

Wow! Way to go Clara! Inspires me to get back to my knitting. So pretty!

Margo said...

yep, and this is my I stick to my basic knitted dishcloths (although that lacy stitch is so pretty!). However, I'm taking the bus to a new job and I'm thinking of knitting my daughter a little vest or sweater. Might be crazy.

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