Lace Project – Poinsettia
Thursday, 15 July 2010
I love projects that knit up quickly, anything longer than 2 weeks and there’s no doubt I’m going to lose all interest. This Poinsetta has been in my closet for over a year, Sydney weather isn’t really cold enough to justify a neck cowl but the colour of this wool is too beautiful to hide away.
This project was my first attempt at lace knitting, after a few false starts I picked it up surprisingly quickly and it’s probably when I fell back in love with knitting!
Of course, it’s not all sunshine and roses. My attempt at gauge is once again ridiculously off and squeezing the cowl on past my nose is a struggle, even blocking didn’t increase the size very much. But, given the perfect fit of the cowl around my neck maybe my gauge is fine, it’s just my big head getting in the way lol