Thursday, 11 July 2013

Pick a Boo KAL...........Week 2.



Hello there, my friends.It's week 2 of the Pick-A-Boo KAL organised by Sarah, after a few false starts, I've finished the first lace section.


I had to tink back a couple of times, which when you've got 200+ stitches on the needle, takes some time. It was my own fault for not concentrating, it's a fairly simple pattern to follow and like I said previously it is a really well written pattern. My advice is to count your stitches after every row, it will save time in the long run.


I love the yarn that I'm using, I can't capture it on a photo but the flecks of Stellina really catch the light, if you missed my last post, the yarn is Natural Dye Studio, Jubilee 4ply which was limited edition but they have a similar blend called Stardust.

I've used 88 grams and I'd like to do some more of the lace section but I've only got 62 grams of yarn left, I was thinking I could just do a few more rows but would that throw the border out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Check out Crafts from the Cwtch blog, it is full of great information on knitting, spinning and all things, yarny.

After seeing the lovely comment from my friend Ros, who is part of a new blog called Our Beautiful World, I'm linking this post. Each week you get a new prompt, you  take photo's and then link up, Sharing the World Through Our Lens. This week's prompt is LACE.......... I'm fairly new at lace knitting, I've recently knitted some lace socks but this is my first large lace shawl. Thank you Ros, for introducing this blog to me, I will be a regular participant, I love taking photo's.!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.
xxxxDebxxxx

20 comments:

thesnailgarden said...

Your shawl is looking lovely! I too had a few false starts, but I think I have got going now - hopefully! Best wishes, Pj x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So BEAUTIFUL!! I love it! Did you check out Let's Get Trendy 3 today?????? :)

joanne said...

It is looking gorgeous!!
I'm no use with any help on the lace I'm afraid, but I bet someone in the Ravelry Group will have some tips!!
I'm planning on kal with New Beginnings, just need to get on and pick some yarn!!

Kepanie said...

Beautiful work, Deb. Yes, I agree. Count your sts when knitting lace.

Sarah ~ Crafts from the Cwtch said...

Stunning! It's so delicate and pretty in that colourway. I'm afraid I can't offer you much help but I know that Bev (Boo Knits) has been great at getting back with answers to queries left in the group xxx

mysparemoments.com said...

Your shawl is looking gorgeous and the yarn is just so perfect for it. Sorry you had to go back a few rows and as you say with 200+ stitches its not the easiest thing. I can't be of any help with the lace and border but its looking fab.

Linda R said...

Looks so pretty. I love the soft colors you used..

Hugs~

Ira Huberts said...

Ouch, so many stitches in one row? But gosh, that ajour pattern looks scrummy Deb, so very delicate! Ira x
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Kim said...

That yarn is perfect for the pattern. I agree with Sarah-ask Bev on our group Rav page. She answered one of my questions and it was so helpful. Given that I had a rough start to my shawl...(see my most recent post) I am now constantly counting at the end of rows!
*smiles*

Ros Crawford said...

This is so lovely ... you need to link it up to OBW ... here http://www.our--beautiful--world--365.blogspot.co.uk/

Rebecca said...

Wow, amazing. I am certain my mind could not keep track of those stitches.

Barbara said...

Oh so pretty! And thinking that I still work on the first knitted sock that I started back in 2010...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You are so good at crotchet Deb, it is so pretty, I can only do granny square, LOL!
Thanks for your kinds words and shout out for Our Beautiful World, so good to see you here!

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

What a beautiful shawl, love the lace section.
Anni

Ros Crawford said...

Yay!! I'm so glad you linked up ... I love seeing your photos ... Thanks so much for joining in with us at Our Beautiful World!

Milagros C. Rivera said...

This is absolutely beautiful I am so glad you shared it with us at our beautiful world!!! I would love to be able to knit like that!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Oh wow Deb, what a gorgeous work... And love that soft coloured beautiful yarn. Now I want to learn to knit too :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us at Our Beautiful World. Hugs, Wendy

Lululiz said...

Beautiful knitted lace, I admire you for being able to make such gorgeous things. I can only do the plainest of knitting, lol, k1, p1, thats it.

Shahrul Niza said...

Beautiful shawl :). Knitting is another art I wish to learn. Thank you for sharing lovely photos with us at Our Beautiful World this week! :)

Teresa Zuehls said...

Very beautiful pattern and the soft colors of the yarn are so pretty too. Thanks for sharing.