Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Long Overdue..

I'm long overdue for an update post. I finished plying my yarn last month and I should be pleased with it. Unfortunately the inner critic in me won't stop voicing objections. It's not as even as it could be. It's not as soft as it should be.


I finally stopped listening to that terrible voice in my head and started the Flower Basket Shawl. The pleasure of knitting with my own yarn finally silenced the critic within and I can't recall a more joyous lace project.

I'm using size 3US/3.25mm Addi Lace needles and as many of you have found out, they're perfect. As for the yarn, it may not be perfect but it certainly isn't all that shabby either.

Opal
the Akamai Knitter

7 comments:

Margene said...

The shawl looks beautiful and so does the yarn. Enjoy knitting with your handspun...it doesn't need to be perfect to be wonderful

Tracy said...

Your yarn is simply beautiful. And if you think it feels too harsh, maybe it will soften up when you wash it.

Jane said...

I think you did a terrific job on the yarn. It's lovely and works great with the pattern. When you wash it out maybe a little softener? Besides, it's a shawl for the outside, not worn next to the skin! Great knitting and spinning!

Opal said...

Thank you all so much! A friend of mine reminded me that I've been knitting with Zephyr for so long that of course it's not going to feel as soft as that. I simply have to stop setting such high standards for myself!

Stephanie said...

that yarn looks just stunning. The lace looks great too :) can't wait to see it completed!

marysaline said...

Lovely, just lovely. Nice work. Enjoy

Honeygo Beasley said...

Lovely Lace from Spun Stitches.
You're amazing!