I knit myself into this mess

I’m not ready to show you the full design yet, but I thought I’d show you what I’m facing today:

The only way out is to neatly darn in each end. I know this yarn will stay put nicely because it’s Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme 2 Ply Lace Weight. I chose White, Black & Moorit when I went to see this stuff at Sheeps Ahoy a few months ago. I wanted to do something that showed off the lovely natural sheep colours.

A few weeks ago I finally had an idea. I sketched out my design and swatched quickly: the whole design process was very smooth. A little bit of math later I cast on. I plugged away for the last few weeks alternating with other urgent projects. This week I finished knitting, leaving me with the bird’s nest I’ve showed you.

I like darning in ends. I find it meditative. Apparently there’s only so much I can do in one sitting though, because here I am telling you about it instead of finishing it off. If my calculations are correct I should be done soon and it can soak and block. I want to have it ready & written up for the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic on Apr. 27th!

In the mean time, I’m working on a two-colour version that has less than 10% of the finishing that I’m doing now. I thought more people might be interested in that ;)

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2 Responses to I knit myself into this mess

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I have my train tickets for Toronto. See you there in the mystery lace!

  2. Cookie says:

    You’re a better man than I am! Can’t wait to see it!