First off I have to admit defeat on the Forest Path Stole. It isn’t the pattern – it is clear, easy to read, the lace isn’t too hard – I’m afraid it’s me.
I just can’t see me wearing this stole, lovely though it is it is not really my style. I realise now that I was more attracted to the camaraderie of the KAL than the pattern its self.
So FBS has gone to the frog pond – the yarn will be used for something else – probably from the Victorian Lace Today book which in the main lends its self to plain yarns ( rather than handpainted)
So that’s the end, what’s the beginning? I still had a hankering for some lace and I have a christening on Sunday so I decided on Monday (in a fit of madness) that I needed a black scarf/stole to warm my arms should the weather be inclement – my dress is cream with black embroidery. SO I cast on the the simple lace scarf or stole on page 16 of VLT with some black Kid Silk Haze that has been marinated in the stash for a couple of years.
70 repeats of the 132 repeats of the centre done since Monday.
Sounds good doesn’t it – only problem is both Monday and Wednesday here in Guernsey were bank holidays, I’m back to work today with much less knitting time. Will I make it? doubtful, but it is always nice to have a deadline to work towards :-) no pressure;-)
I would love to tell you about the new sock I have designed, I think it is the best work I have ever done, but, it has to stay a secret for a few months yet so I will just have to grit my teeth and say nothing more – It is with the test knittters now so more later.
Finally and by no means least I must say a big big thank you to everyone who has sponsored us (see previous post) So far you have raised £40 which is fantastic. If you still want to sponsor us the link is on the previous post – the run is a week on Sunday.
Again a big big thank you, We knitters are fabulous people