[Repost of material originally appearing on 28 August 2006]
As you can see, I’m up to giant snood stage, where the piece is larger in circumference than the circular I am using to knit it. Since I am loathe to spread it out onto two needles just for a photo opp, you’ll have to bear with me:
As you can see, I’m past the area that contains the center star, and past the (very boring) stripe of plain old diagonals formed by an infinitude of SSKs and YOs. I’m up to the outer ring of patterning, about three rounds from the end. Plus or minus. While I finished the last piece off with crochet, I didn’t like the look. This piece, at roughly 20 inches across right now pre-block, is just big enough to be a mini-tablecloth for a tiny tabletop. Big enough to show off an edging. So I’ll probably end off with some sort of knit-on edging. Exactly what, I’m not sure. But I’ll figure that out when I get up to it.
In the mean time, I can report perfect accuracy on this pattern, and the probability that I’ll knit more from the same booklet. Perhaps a lace collar. I’ve got a boughten black top with a jewel neckline that would be killer with an antique-look white lace collar. Either that or I’ll figure out something lacy to do with some spectacular blue fingering weight I bought from June…
This lace stuff. It’s addicting!
Totally addicting. 🙂 Your post about the first red doily launched me on my current doily frenzy.
I haven’t been super-fond of the crochet bind-offs either (too uneven–untidy!), but I think that may just be my blocking method–I’m currently reblocking a few with a flexible wire, so we’ll see how that goes. What is it that you don’t like about the crochet edging?