Pink lady knits

10.30.2006

Liesel

Pattern: Liesel Lace Scarf
Needles: #6 Addi Turbos
Yarn: Wool of the Andes from Knit Picks in "Rain"
Notes: I finally finished Liesel (seen here in progress), and I couldn't be happier. It was my first forray into lace, and I think it came out really well. (A large part of that is due to me being very particular and careful, and a small part of that is due to the simple nature of the lovely pattern.) I also liked working on my first lace in a worsted weight yarn. It made it easier for me to deal with frogging back (which I did A LOT of) and it helped when I needed to pick up dropped stitches.

As I mentioned before, this is going to a very worthy cause, in the form of a silent auction that my friend is heading up. It is to raise money for The Reading Connection, which assists homeless children in Washington D.C. with donations of books and with volunteers in the shelters who read to the children. I can't express how happy it makes me to be able to help (even in such a small way) with something as important as literacy and establishing a love of reading in children.

I have included a "glamour" shot of the scarf in my living room, and a slightly blurry shot of a close up of the lace detail (I am still working on learning how to use the macro setting of my camera.)

2 comments:

Jen said...

I feel so proud...I helped block this! (OMG, I used a knitting term. I feel like such a dork!) :P

Courtney said...

LOL, yes and the entire knitting world thanks you, as a muggle, for your assistance. :D