I know this will probably come back to haunt me, but I was SO happy it was 17 degrees below average today because I got to wear my Paris Loop to work! I guess Mother Nature is also in to promoting good fashion in the workplace...thanks Ma!
I was going to start working on a project from the new Loop-d-Loop book, but I wasn't real happy with the yarn I ordered. Instead, I decided to try out something that normally makes my heart beat faster out of fear...LACE! Now, we are not talking about Charlotte's Web or Cobweb lace. We are talking about the kind of lace that can be knit at a whopping gauge of 6/inch. I had admired this pattern a few times on other blogs (Carrieoke, Pinku), but it wasn't until I saw Knit and Tonic's version that I said..."oh what the hell, don't be such a big wimp." I present the makings (albet slow makings) of a very un-orange Orangina...(designed by Stefanie at Glampyrie Knits)
I really like this pattern. How can you not like a pattern that only has 4 rows to remember...two of them being purl rows! It was a little intimidating at first..I mean come on, who did I think I was tackling LACE knitting, but I haven't really had any problems. The stitch markers help, as does keeping track of rows.
(click on the little pic to see a close up of the stitches). The yarn(Knitpicks Shine..color "Sky") came from stash (yeah for stash), and was intended for Ella. I figured I would rather wear Orangina at this point, so Ella donated the yarn. You absolutely have to get some of this stuff! Being a hater of cotton, I was pleasently surprised at how nice this yarn is to knit with. Knitter's Review had great things to say about it, and I totally agree with their review. I even ordered more because I started to worry that KnitPicks would run out. When it gets here, I'll show you what is coming up next.... a Debbie Bliss cardigan I have been dying to make for a very long time. Oh no, something with SLEEVES!