Sunday, May 21, 2006

Amazing Lace : Meet the Team

Here you can see the circuitous teammate otherwise know as a Lady Gray Susan Bates jockeying in position with white place markers. The markers separate the eighteen stitch repeat of Feather and Fan Stitch, or Old Shale taken from another prominent team mate called Barbara Walker. She illustrates this pattern on page 205 of A Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

The strongest teammate is the cranberry linen which interprets the pattern deftly. Notice how she holds the hills and valleys of the old shale course. She is sadly nameless due to her humble birth. She was found among many lonely cones of yarn at PASA yarns in Uxbridge, MA. She's been jostled about by other brand name yarns in my stash for years crying out to be a team mate for some time now. I've decided to give the unknown a chance to perform and I believe she's doing admirably.

Don't be scared away by her length; I still need to add three feet to this growing project and my teammates are up to the challenge!!! Keep in mind I am an experienced knitter who hopes to finish this project and move on to another lace project this summer. Posted by Picasa


Beth S. said...

Oooh, that's gonna be purty! ;-)

Laurie said...

Lovely competitor, who is holding her own in the race.

Debby said...

The wool is so beautiful! That is going to be stunning when you are finished!

Theresa said...

I love rooting for the underdogs - glad you gave an unknown yarn a chance!