13/06/2007

Spring Things Shawl Progress

I know you can't tell from the photo but it is actually nearly finished. Unblocked lace always looks so disappointing that I decided to show you a close up of the nupps instead.

And the white thread running through is my "lifeline" to catch my stitches in case I had a major disaster because I couldn't have faced re-knitting this section. I don't know why - combination of yarn and needle size maybe but I found the execution of these particular nupps really difficult. In the end I had to resort to using a very fine dpns to do the purl-five-together operation. And it was certainly slow-going. The nupps seem rather insignificant now -I'm hoping they will be more apparent after blocking.

I'm on the final stages now and it will be blocked as soon as I'm home on Monday.






3mm needles, 60sts
These are Fleece Artist's Sea Wool Bordello socks in Glacier knitted from the pattern that came with the yarn, although I knitted mine toe-up, as usual .

7 comments:

Kai said...

the shawl is looking lovely. I love that colour and those socks are fab! :)

Piglottie said...

The Fleece Artist's Sea Wool is so tempting, and the Bordello pattern is lovely. The shawl looks so pretty, cant wait to see it knitted up :)

Nevisknitter said...

The shawl is looking good, this is next on my to do list but with beads not nupps

Dipsy said...

The shawl is going to look beautiful - what a gorgeous pattern! And I love the socks!

Christina said...

The shawl is looking gorgeous, I love the colour. Nice socks too.

Lily said...

Beautiful Shawl.
btw: I am with you. I always put a lifeline on my lace knitting.

Queen of the froggers. said...

That shawl, and the colour of the yarn you have used look lovely. :)