Monday, November 10, 2008

It's Like Magic

Raha Lace

I started the third repeat of the Raha Scarf on Sunday morning, and was starting to feel unimpressed by my work. Sure, the scarf is super soft, but why is it so scraggly? The photo on the left shows what I'm talking about--not scarf-y or lace-y, it basically looks like crap after 8 inches, even though I smoothed it out.

It's hard for me to remember when I'm knitting lace that the most critical part of the process come at the very, very end--once I pin out the scarf, it's 50% longer and looks much better. Whew! I completely expected this to look o.k., but I'm still relieved that it does. If I was hard-core, I would have wet-blocked this and used blocking wires in order to get the whole effect--straight edges, and possibly more give without a lot of distortion. I'd have to wait for this to dry before continuing, though, and I'm not that patient!

In other Malabrigo sock news, my Tizano Red yarn arrived, and it's my new favorite:


Must . . . not . . . wind . . . this . . . yarn. Yet.


tiennie said...

The lace is beautiful! So is that red yarn!

emicat said...

Oooh, I like that scarf pattern and I luuuurve that green.

I've been eyeing that Malabrigo in Lettuce

teri pastorino said...

so....i have to tell ya, i have been following your blog ever since i met you at janine's class at suzanne's! i thought i knit fast, and a lot, but you put me to shame. i love, love, love all your projects. so the green yarn is malabrigo too? looks lovely!!!
teri p

Cactusneedles said...

Love your lace! But really love that red sock yarn! Wow! Such a great color!