|Beach at Vik (this is where my icelandic wool is from!) source|
Well, time passed, and I finally started investigating some simple chevron lace patterns so I could make the grey scarf I'd been planning to give my sister for Christmas (in thanks for all the splendid trip planning that made Iceland possible!) I started trying to learn this beauty, but far too late in the game:
|Promenade Lace Wrap, via Ravelry|
You see, even this detailed lace knit requires proper laying out to take on the chevron form. So I 'cheated' at the last minute and reknit my grey wool into a basic stitch scarf and stretched the darn thing as long as it would go after washing it, whilst shaping the ends to my needs, laid flat. I'm pretty pleased with the result and might make my own cheatin' scarf before re-embarking on the lace project!
|The final product- light and lacy...(maybe a little scratchy)|
|Knitted and Knotted's Obscured Window Pullover|
|Shades of grey- with J Crew pencil skirt, Chie Mihara shoes, silver chain and purple tights|
Actually, a fabulous wool store just opened at the base of my street, AND I found a site where I can order anything from icelandic wool to licorice to Brennivin alcohol so...I think there will definitely be some more knitting projects this spring! Wish me luck (kn1, kn2tg, yo, etc...). Any knitters out there able to talk me through lace knitting, so I don't lose too many stitches along the way?!