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Monday, August 07, 2006

lacing away

on the thin ice of a new dayayaayayaaaa. too much a product of the 70s.

if only i could wear mohair, but alas it is too itchy for me. luckily both dd and ddil have rhinohides. this mohair is douceur et soie, color mocha 8845.

the pattern is wrapped in tradition from the wrap style book. the edging was a b*tch, every row is patterned. but once you graft the edge stitches together, it is knit in the round with a plain knit row inbetween. tinking is not fun with mohair.

got some addi naturas, as i didn't want to knit this yarn with regular addis. omg, what wonderful needles! nice sharp points and smooth joins. these are from the yarn shoppe in north miami, very nice customer service.

saturday sky, a little late.

thanks for all the kind cape cod words! sue and anne, i can't figure out a way to email you with a thank you note.


Blogger cindy said...

Love the pattern and the yarn!!! It looks so soft....

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Your lace looks beautiful. Frogging mohair is not much fun but it does make it easier if you put it in the freezer. It cuts down on the fuzz factor.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Acornbud said...

Lovely lace and color. Your Cape Cod is really outstanding, too.

5:12 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

You are probably finished with this project by now - that's how far behind I am :-) It's wonderful (as usual).

9:16 AM  
Blogger cyndy said...

The lace pattern is so pretty, and the mohair adds such softness- what a beautiful combination...I wove a tri-shawl with mohair and had to use a shed stick the entire time...wish I had known about the freezer tip!
What a blue sky!!

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Gosh, this is absolutely awesome, the pattern as well as the yarn, and you've been doing so well with knitting it up! And oh, I looove that blue sky too!

2:21 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

That's beautiful, but I'm with you on mohair.

8:46 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

Lovely, lovely lace! Don't you just love lace done in mohair & silk?

10:59 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Lovely lace!

8:11 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Hi Vanessa,
"Rhinohides"? Love it! I will have to ask my daughters if they have the same. I love the Addi Naturas, too.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Denise said...

Hi Vanessa! ::wave:: just checking in to see your beautiful knitting. You probably have this whole shawl and a couple other sweaters done by now...

11:07 PM  

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