Sunday, December 10, 2006

Border Patrol

The border is done!! And the set-up row for the edging, too. Here's a fast, not-too-darn-good photo: The photo was hasty because I believe in the 5-second rule for flinging knitting on a floor that was not vacuumed immediately prior to the flinging. (I would rather knit than vacuum, dontcha know.) Come to think of it, I should probably exclude white UFOs from that rule...

I hope I won't offend the shawl's designer, Sharon Miller, but I'm choosing a different edge than the original called for in her pattern. Sharon calls for a simple mesh Van Dyke edging, but I fear that I will go insane at the monotonous repitition of Van Dyke for more than 20 feet of knitting...

So, not for design as much as for sanity, I've chosen the Rippled Diamond edging from Sharon's "Heirloom Knitting" book. It seems to me quite an appropriate edging for the Cameron, though it is deeper than the original pattern. Since I ordered extra cobweb yarn, I'm pretty sure I'll have enough. When I get some of it done, I'll show you.

7 comments:

del said...

That is so gorgeous! Can't wait to see the whole FO!

Anonymous said...

Jess, that looks so pretty!

Opal said...

Oh it's absolutely divine and I'm sure the edging that you've chosen will be just gorgeous.

Sarah said...

Okay, but seriously. How do you do lace that fast??

JennyRaye said...

It is so beautiful!!!!

I want to be knitting some lace now, but I'm stuck with a stockinette and ribbing sweater.

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Oh my!!!!

Dipsy D. said...

Oh my gosh, this is so fantastic! I'm sure that your version of the edging will be the perfect one, and mind you, I can't wait to see the finished result! Your lace work is absolutely stunning!