Lace Project – Poinsettia



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

4 Responses to “Lace Project – Poinsettia”

  1. squishies says:

    oooh that really IS an awesome colour =D too pretty!

    teehee @ your big head. I have the same problem with squeezing into articles of clothing… only it’s my ass and thighs, then it’s all loose around my waist XD (hahah you know what I’m talking about)

  2. Ellie says:

    This poinsett is beautiful. I haven’t been knitting this winter due to my back injury. Reading your post makes me want to pick up this hobby again. It’s nice to know someone still enjoy this old-fashion thingy 🙂

  3. dungies says:

    at least ur project is completed. i’m still trying to finish off my 4 year long blanket that i crotchet back when i started uni lol

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