wearing lace

   

I’m over the moon with my version of Drops Design Eva Luna lacey jacket. All fears of similarities to a baby shawl disappeared when I tried it on at iKnit this week. The girls gave it the thumbs up and I’m very pleased with the final result. I deviated from the all-over lace pattern, keeping the sleeves plain and only a lace border on the cuff. I got the sizing right which is a relief, it’ll be interesting to see how much wearing it can take before it needs a clean. The shawl collar is perfect and grafting the two collar pieces together resulted in a flat, neat and invisible join.

Fiona’s lace and bead project….

   

and for something completely different, can you guess? Exterminate! The beginnings of a knitted dalek soft toy and turning out to be a bit of a chore – love hating those bobbles, says Fiona.

      

Our sock star Karyn working her new cable skills to the max on these cracker socks left.  Karyn’s tension is so fine her socks could easily be mistaken for machine made.

   

Socks in multi are another of Karyn’s faves.

   

Working a swatch is an excellent idea, though I confess I rarely do. Raewyn’s getting set to make Myrtle by Snowden Becker.

   

A clever, easy and effective stripey pattern made by working the contrasts in moss stitch. Karyn’s hat is for a friends little boy, modelled here by Simone.

   

Simone is on the home stretch with her beautiful shawl. The glorious gradient sunset colour is embellished with trillions of beads. The colour reminiscent of the lovely old rose Crepuscule.

   

More lovely lace, this finished wrap made by Lindsay, and her WIP  – pattern in Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby.

Front or back of a 4 ply baby singlet (both the same). This is an heirloom design from Patons, yarn by Skeinz in a refreshing new blue – totally misrepresented in the photo!

   

A kaleidoscope of colour achieved by home dye bath fun using vegetable dyes. Karyn’s been having a ball experimenting and delights us every week with another batch of awesomeness.

It’s all about colour. Coloured jewels not but precious none the less, Karyn’s delectable stash additions, hmm.

With renewed enthusiasm Raewyn’s picked up her shawl again. The same design as Simone’s but opposite side of the colour wheel, completion is now in sight. Did I mention a zillion beads?

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