Friday, March 27, 2009

New Lace Scarf; New Photostylist

This is the Fountain Lace pattern from Barbara Walker's The Craft of Lace Knitting, which I'm sure was rolled into one of the re-releases of her stitch dictionaries. I just don't know which one. I am loving this so far for several reasons.
1. I like a knitting pattern that gives a pretty good effect for minimal mental outlay.
2. This stitch pattern has only four "action rows."
3. I'm using some yarn from a sweater I got at the Digger's Outlet last week. So, my cost for this project will amount to about 25 cents when it's all done. If that. The sweater was a wide-ribbed cowl neck with the biggest cowl I've seen in a while. Seriously, that cowl could almost double as an afghan. (OK, I'm exaggerating. But just a bit.)
4. The yarn is proving to be very lace-friendly. The manufacturer's tag says that it's 43% rayon, 39% nylon, 10% angora rabbit, and 8% cotton. I'm honestly not feeling the synthetic content at all.

So, I was barely out there, taking my pictures, when my "helper" arrived.

All Your Lace Are Belong To Me

It's a nice sunny day for a roll on the bricks, eh? Don't you just want to rub that belly?


turtlegirl76 said...

Aww gotta love it when you have help.

That pattern looks like Fishtail Lace offset by half a pattern repeat. Cool.

Sue, aka seiding said...

Yes, I will rub that belly. I would also like to fiddle with those paws with the cute pink pads!

Fountain lace is in the Second Treasury (the red one).

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Nylon can feel quite nice and soft. I always give into temptation when teased with a kitty belly. Then, as we all know, suddenly comes the retribution. It's a losing game, I tell you.

Lisa said...

My cat Joey always seems to want in on the action when I'm taking yarn or knitting pictures too. Pretty scarf and pretty kitty!

Cindy G said...

It must be one of the unspoken cat rules: "Get in the knitting picture", because our two do the same thing.

Anyway, love the tummy and love the lace.

YarnThrower said...

I'm learning a ton from your thriftiness! Best to get the pictures before the snow is here :-)

I'm going to miss you all at last Saturday knitting today...too much school work, and I'm working for a professor now to fulfill a practicum requirement, so lengthy literature searches this weekend to have something to give my professor so she may finish up her grant proposal by mid-April. Say "hi" for me!

Batty said...


They roll around on their bellies and you can't resist, you scritch them, and they claw the living daylights out of your hand. It's the kitty handtrap.