February 16, 2007

Starting the knitted veil

For those that read and are not familiar with Victorian Lace Today, that's a pattern. I'm already married. ;-) The names of the patterns in this book are not very catchy. I think it's probably easier to reference the patterns by page number.

21607aThe lace from yesterday was the beginnings of the Alpine knit scarf (pg. 36). I decided that I did like that section with those needles, but I didn't think I was up to knitting the miles of the rose leaf center. That was frogged and I started flipping through the book again. I settled on A Knitted Veil (pg. 68). There will be a knitted on border later, but this border has open diamonds very similar to the ones in the Alpine scarf. The diamonds are outlined in that scarf, but aren't here. I really like the larger diamonds in the more solid area.

21507bI'm not so sure about the star like pattern that's really open. That will be the main part of the shawl. I'm going to knit a few more repeats of that before deciding. They are very fast to knit, but I'm still not sure about all of that openness. Most of the shawls that I have made were more solid. This will be quite a change if I decide to finish it.

D is feeling a lot better. It wasn't even a 24 hour bug. It's so funny how he could be so sick in the mornings and back to running around by the afternoon. Today, he acts like nothing was ever wrong. Things must be back to normal because the house is full of noise again. It was so quiet when he wasn't feeling well yesterday morning.


Rebekah said...

It's very pretty! Glad D is feeling better.

Brenda said...

Very lovely! I like this better than the Alpine shawl, too.

Glad D is better.