Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Cut + Unst Border #2

Cut and repeat.

Cutting the waste cast on rows and picking up 185 stitches wasn't as hard as I thought.

I went all the way to Africa, and the only thing I bought for myself was this Gemsbok!

He's great for modeling, listening to me ramble, and staring at me.

Then there were TWO!

I completed the second border (right side) and enjoyed watching those motifs appear again.

Here's a close up of my favorites... I like diamond shapes and think my tension might be getting better.
After finishing Border #1, I rewarded myself by buying the Bee Stole!
I have 2 skeins of the dark red Fino that I've been saving for something special. But I also like the Zephyr in chanel (fushia). I like the vertical lines of the stole. Not starting yet!

Now I'm off to work on Alpine for a while before starting the Unst's edging. Remember? Edging is like sleeves... not fun, easy to put off, but if you don't complete it, you can't wear it! :) and I can't start anything else. Now maybe I'll reward myself for finishing Border#2... there's another pattern I want!

Happy Knitting!


Anne said...

Lovely lace knitting.

Does Gemsbok have a name?

Kathy said...


I am also knitting the Unst stole right now too, probably post a piccie tomorrow as I am just turning the first corner on the edging tonight.

I am curious like Anne too, does Gemsbok have a name?
It's cute.


Lorraine said...

I learned something new- never heard of a Gemsbok.
Your lace knitting is amazing- you should be able to buzz right through the Bee Stole.

Brigitte said...

Oooo, I love the dark red!

Hee hee, yes, it's time to christen Gemsbok. Welcome to blogland, where even inanimate objects are given names. (Um, not like I've ever done that...)

Brigitte said...

Um, now that I can see the first picture...wow, that Gemsbok is CUTE!!!

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

just (and I mean minutes ago) purchased Unst. Was goggling madly looking for people who are working on it.

Your version looks stunning.

I may need some virtual handholding myself on this project!