Wednesday, September 04, 2013

My Own, My Lace


In a yarn shop in Germany I lifted up a silk scarf and crunched it in my hands and vowed: I was going to buy tiny silk yarn and learn to knit lace, after all. And so I did!

 Clara started me off on my scarf on the drive to school. All day I was passing my knitting back to her every five minutes to fix.

There's a distinct change in the pattern where Clara got out of the car. But no matter! It will never show on a moving horse, and I'm having fun, and I definitely understand it better now than I did eighty rows ago. And it feels very very good when I crunch it in my hands.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

beautiful! what size yarn and needles?

- erica

Farrah said...

It's lovely. The color will look so good on you.

Lilian said...

Nothing like homemade I say even if it is done with a little help on the way.

Reinventing Mother said...

Oh that is lovely! I have not used true lace weight yarn although I have some in my stash. I need some quiet time to pursue that I think.

Must find quiet time....must find quiet time....

Rose said...

I can see why you chose that yarn Anna.

Laura said...

So funny! It looks beautiful and what a lovely color. Isn't it nice to have an expert in the family to hold your hand? I'm looking forward (I think) to the day my kids surpass what I can teach them. They're 3 and 1 and in utero so it'll be a while... :)

Mother B said...

What a blessing to have Clara to teach you!!

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful!! I hope to continue learning myself.

Barb in Nebraska

Kimberlee said...

Congratulations! It's so lovely.

Margo said...

inspiring. I had made a similar vow about socks and after 2 winters with them and my lack of love, I was just about to give up. I may re-think that, after this post.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine is a master lace maker. Bobbin lace, though. Such beautiful work! I was always too intimidated to take her classes on it.

Anonymous said...

S O P R O U D OF YOU!

Maria Ricci

Lisa said...

It's very pretty, Anna.

Lisateresa

Anna said...

Thanks for the encouragement, readers. I have to say, if I can make it through lace, anyone can.

Anonymous said...

You've done well! Lace is very satisfying to knit. :o)

Brenda

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely!! I'm inspired to work on my scarf/ shawl.

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