Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Distractions Part 3: Lace

Along with the many other works dangling on my needles, I always have a bit of lace. However, in addition to the Malabrigo Caricia that I had in progress, I was really itching to knit a Girasole lap blanket with some deep red Malabrigo sock I have on hand... and of course there's still the Sea Silk that I had to have for the Trevi Shawl. What to do...

Well, I really wasn't comfortable starting another lace project with on already in the works. (Apparently I do have some boundaries.) So Caricia got bumped up to priority status and a sock went in my purse for travel knitting. Last week was VBS so I really didn't have much time to knit since my afternoons were consumed by errands and napping so I would be rested enough to inhabit a building with 250 children each morning. I had an administrative job this year, which I really much prefer, but those kids just absorb your energy as they walk by. I'm sure of it.

Anyway, this morning I finished Caricia! I took a few shots of before and during blocking because the process always reminds me of a butterfly opening it's wings for the first time.

Blah...
Caricia
Caricia

A good soak...
Caricia

A bit of blocking...
Caricia

(Have I mentioned how much I love these blocking wires?)
Caricia
Caricia

It's a nice warm day so it should dry quickly.

Now... back to those cardigans. Hmmm...

11 comments:

Becky said...

And it turned out GORGEOUS.

Maria said...

Way to go!!! It's amazing!

Good Yarns said...

beautiful

km said...

I need to knit some lace just to experience the blocking.

Those kids do sap your energy. This year I'm just dropping off my boys and not working. I needed a break.

Chrisknits said...

Mine is done too. But the blocking won't happen until I can free up the board from dog barricade duty. So tomorrow I plan to block. And start Ishbel!

Dannette said...

Oh, my...that is amazing. You must be tickled pink. What colorway is that? It looks like an opal, gorgeous color. Sigh....

Laura said...

I love your lace, but I'm really looking forward to those finished cardigans, having been on a similar quest for the last several years!

EllieJane said...

Wow, that turned out gorgeous!!!

Shawna said...

your knits are looking so beautiful! i haven't knit in months, but when i see work like yours, it makes me wish i wanted to;o)

mom said...

Ohhhhh, it's simply beautiful! The stitches are so intricate! Love it!

The child looking over my shoulder wondered how long you've been knitting?

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Phlel said...

Tammy, The shawl is beautiful, both the knitting and the yarn you chose. I love it.

Debby