Nov 21, 2005

Branching Out is Finished!

I steam-blocked my first lace scarf last night.


Here are the details:
Yarn: Madil Kid Seta in ‘Moss.’
Pattern: Branching Out by Susan Pierce Lawrence
Needles: Vintage US7 aluminums. A little slippery, which is to be expected. They are also a little too heavy, causing some wrist fatigue. I will try to find my bamboos before I start the one for my grandmother.
Recipient: Rock Star's mom.
Thoughts: I got 36 repeats from 1 ball and had quite a bit left over. If I were making this for myself, I would've knit it all out to make a really long scarf. There are some mistakes here and there; I'm hoping that the recipient won't notice!

Don't drop stitches or mess up with this yarn. It is really a bitch to frog and tink.


Blogger brooke t. higgins said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love it. Can't wait to see the next one!

Blogger Kristy said...

Oh the finished scarf is beautiful! I have this one on my mental list of things to knit soon. Hopefully after the first of the year. My biggest hold-up is that I haven't decided on a yarn to use. Yours is really lovely. How long did it take you, start to finish?

Blogger amandamonkey said...

Hey! Thanks for the great comments! I just noticed the big mistake as I was looking at the post again to comment. Seems I shoulda had more caffeine this morning before I posed it....

Anyway, to answer Kristy's question, the learning curve on this was steep. It took me several cast-ons to really get going (I think it would be better with a 'stickier' needle like bamboo) and some mistakes. So for a week or two I was just doing one repeat a night and then moving on to an easier project. Now I'm down to 1 perfect repeat every 20-25 minutes.

I really liked the Kid Seta. It's very soft and lofty and the color choices are yummy.

Blogger Ashley said...

Oooh it looks so nice! I admire your fortitude with two things I fear unreasonable: mohair and lace.

Per your comment, Isn't it funny how you can measure time in repeats after a while? Or--my favorite--measure repeats in TV units: "I only have one Law & Order of that hat left--I might as well just finish it up."

Blogger DancingFish said...

That is beautiful! So beautiful that it inspires me to give mine some attention. The blocking really does make the pattern easier to see.

Blogger the knitrider said...

its so beautiful and airy! and what a dramatic shot!


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