25 January 2013
Lace Meets Plate
My 50-something rows of lace are done. I won't lie, it wasn't all plain sailing. Lace & small children and lace & gripping TV don't mix. I lost my place a million times, reknit little sections twice and ripped out a bunch of rows once. But, in the end, I got to the top of the chart. I haven't checked carefully for errors but there is nothing glaringly obvious jumping out at me.
Because it's lace, at first I panicked that it was too small... but a little soak and blocking have allayed my fears. The lace has opened up beautifully and I'm terribly proud of my little bit of lace knitting. Isn't it pretty?
Did you know you block lace berets (all berets I think) on dinner plates? It seems unlikely that the tiny thing will stretch over but it does. It's quite ingenious.
I had to photograph my beret on the best white backdrop - snow. We've had a dumping of snow this last week and it's been fun. Did you know snow actually photographs a bit blue? It's a tricky creature :)
The ravelry project page for my lace beret is here. I'll model it (with my finished outfit) soon.