Sunday, February 25, 2007

What I've been doing instead of blogging

Now, hopefully, I'll get this picture thing right the first try... here goes.

This is the belated xmas/valentine's present for my G'ma-in-law:

Swallowtail Shawl 1

Note my teeny tiny desk and the resulting mess. Also note the brand new MacBook! Now, knitting lace is kind of nifty because it looks all soft and squishy (and far smaller than desired) when fresh off the needles. To change this, you have to soak it and then stretch it flat and pin it in the desired position like this:

Swallowtail Shawl 2

I have more pictures to post, but I'll stop momentarily to test the process.

6 comments:

sue said...

That is GORGEOUS! Wow... I'm in awe. I mean the lace, of course... (not that the computer isn't sweet, too!).

kate said...

thanks - I'm kind of amazed by it myself. :-)

Karen said...

I agree - that's amazing. It's lovely lace. Are you knitting it, or tatting? What's the difference? Have fun with the crafty stuff.

kate said...

thanks - it's knitting. Don't know how to tat. :-)

devan said...

Impressive.

nita said...

what is this magic you have?! you are soooo good!