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Various Knitting Projects - Qualified Perceptions
Various Knitting Projects
Two pairs of socks done. The first is one of my traditional "stock up on socks for Christmas presents" projects, called Vilai, from the new Cookie A sock book.

The second is a Tsock Tsarina pattern called "Blue Stockings" (for Uppity Knitters Who Represent). The "Half Veil Stitch" involves a lot of twisting - each stitch has a 360 twist in it (like knitting into the back loop but twice as much) . The Tsarina has a new and improved method of doing the stitch, which involves twirling the needles around each other to put the twist on, but I actually found that that made my fingers tired, while I got very fast at the classic "very awkward" Barbara Walker method. I never got completely even, but then, neither did the Tsarina, so I'm probably good.

This is an amazing old lace pattern called Lyra by Herbert Niebling. For a while, the German magazine that had the pattern would sell for ridiculous amounts on eBay, but it's finally been reprinted. This is twe's yarn, since I'm happy enough to knit lace and give it away, and she's happy enough to let someone turn her cool yarn into something pretty, so it works out. I've seen other people who have "how much in progress" pictures on their blogs in the sidebar, which look neat - but I don't want to keep uploading incremental changes to Ravelry, so I don't really know what to do with it. Anyway, this is as far as I am so far. :) [My picture-in-progress is no longer around, but this is the finished picture]


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desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: September 25th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Socksocksockocksock. :)
chanaleh From: chanaleh Date: September 25th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, happy bithday!
twe From: twe Date: September 25th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
remcat From: remcat Date: September 25th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey cool, I just started a pair of Vilai!
merastra From: merastra Date: September 26th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. The laces is impressive.
sammason From: sammason Date: September 26th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does that twisted stitch make the socks harder wearing? Handmade ones can be so fragile.

What beautiful lace. I wonder how large it is. Bedspread? Table mat?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: September 27th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
On the blue stockings, the twisted stitch ends up being more like mesh than a flat fabric, but it's only on the top and leg, so it won't be getting most of the wear. I seem to have trouble with felting rather than wearing through, for my own handmade socks.

I think the Lyra will end up being "coffee table tablecloth"ish. Something like 4' square, judging by other examples.
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