Or, Tuning Up My Fingers to Knit Melanie!
Left is a picture of the Feather and Fan Shawl from, Meg Swansen's, "A Gathering of Lace."
Melanie away, deciding to get my 'lace fingers' tuned up before tackling Row 25 on Melanie. I just can't take another Freddie the Frog attack. I want Freddie to stay put in Humpwillow Pond the next time Melanie comes out of the basket.
All that sad story is in the previous post. Update of Feather and Fan
The F&F I am knitting is slightly different than the purplish/blue shawl Meg is modeling. This one is the version with the teensy wrapped stitches on every 3rd repeat. It looks like small cables runing down the shawl.
On the right is ROW 100 of Feather and Fan. You can almost see the tiny cable on the right needle - right of the aqua marker. Here is another picture. That tiny cable is very hard to see. I think it will show up better as it gets longer and isn't stretched as much as I have it.
I am using Harris 4 ply Shetland I scored on Elann. This color is called Shade 3 on the ball band - it is a light Autumn colored tweed.
The shawl is very pretty in person. The knitting is going fine. With 3 straight rows between every pattern row, it is an easy knit. I am waiting from some goodies from FiddleSticks Knitting I am waiting for Lily of the Valley stole, with the accompanying copper Zephyr. Can't wait!
The little mouse isn't the only one laughing at me. I have not posted in couple of weeks due to technological difficulties. My old laptop bit the dust. I had to buy a new laptop. So I got another Gateway - and this one is 'loaded.' We have slots, gigs of Ram and micro vaults as well as readable writeable DVD and lots of bells and whistles including a wide screen.
No software except Windows XP thus far - but as long as my knitware will load up - who cares? In the meantime, I can't find anything on this new computer. Stay tuned for the further adventures of Grandma and her computer!
As you can see, I am tinkering with the 'look' of the blog. Trying to get a little pizazz going for me. Be patient, I will figure it out eventually.
It was beyond me folks. However, it is all fixed now. I have a angel on retainer to keep things running for me. <G>
My Webmaster is a jewel. She straighted all this out for me. I think it looks great. Thanks Jewel.