Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Unst Border #1

Yes, I'm back to reality, knitting away!

I present my Unst Border #1 (side view)



Here's a close up of the first half...

Here's the second half...
Now I have to CUT the cast on waste stitches and pick up 185 stitches...
so I can knit the 2nd border... not that I didn't enjoy making the first border... but, CUT??!
The only cutting I do is for steeks - and that was scary the first time! Bad things can happen!
Yes, I'm doing my version of avoidance... I think I need to... shop! ;)

Bye Gail B!

My knitting and quilting mentor Gail B retired, sold her house and moved to Pittsburg, PA.
We worked together for the last 10 years. She started the 'Knitting at Noon' gang every Friday, which was a joy. She gave me the best gift that keeps on giving - knitting and quilting!
I know you will miss Little Knits - but at least you can still shop there online. :)
Now you need to start blogging, so everyone can see what you're knitting!

Here's my 'proof of life' photo:
Me at my desk holding Alpine. I decided I need to work on Alpine during lunch, or she will never get done by Christmas.
Gail - you can image the stealth it took to get this photo taken without comments/questions from the peanut gallery! Thanks to Mike T for taking this photo, nobody knew it happened! ;)
Yes, I've got my website on my screen! See Gail! It's really me! Now start blogging!


Okay, enough fun! I'm off to start cutting... wait, what about the shopping?! :)

Happy Knitting everyone! Knit on!

9 comments:

fleegle said...

First of all, look at your magnficent Unst! You get two of those pink buttons for that.


Second, if you used my provisional cast-on method, you not only wouldn't have to cut anything, you wouldn't have to pick up any stitches, either :) Search my blog for "Provisional" and be a happy camper!

Anne said...

Unst is gorgeous!

I hadn't thought of the round motifs and what parts they would land on.....can't wait to cut this open and find out LOL!

fleegle said...

I love coming back to your site for another view of the Unst.

That Mother of Pearl is fabulous, but it's too heavy for this shawl. I will use the light green Art Yarns mohair and make a Wings of the Luna Moth shawl.

I gather you are Japanese :) I love the Japanese way of expressing oneself, but sometimes, I just want to use honne instead.

Brigitte said...

Oh, lace just makes me nervous! I'd so rather watch someone else! I think steeks would be easier than picking up 185 provisional stitches.

Hee, I go through the same thing when I have to ask someone at work to snap a picture.

Lorraine said...

Cut first- shop later!

You are an amazing lace knitter- that's a real work of art.

missalicefaye said...

Your Unst is lovely--great color, too! :)

KnitSanity said...

Your Unst is looking wonderful. You're lucky that you could knit at work.

LittleBerry said...

thank you for visiting my blog... I now get to ogle your lovely Unst stole. It's a lovely colour of blue and it's progressing quickly

fleegle said...

I am so glad you made amother comment about the circular beginning, so I can gze upon your Unst one more time. It's meltingly beauatiful!