Best laid plans…

September 25th, 2008

Well, I’ve been looking for a tablecloth to cover this up:

I made the Hemlock Ring Blanket last year, and thought I’d knit another doily in worsted weight yarn so that it would be big enough for a table cloth – I chose the Doily with Spiral.

So I began knitting with a worsted weight cotton on size 7 needles:

I finally finished and blocked it:

I had some help blocking – I was dog sitting for my parents, and Daisy insisted on helping:

The Daisy Dog stood guard over the lace blob while it was drying:

I thought I blocked it out big enough, but this is what I ended up with:

Oops! Back to the blocking board for this one! When I get over the fact that I spent all this time and energy on this lace blob, and this is what I ended up with, I’ll reblock and stretch the heck out of this thing. For now, it’s in time out.

In sock knitting news, I’ve designed another pattern for the Knitting Central Sock Club.

Go sign up if you haven’t – this year we are focusing on techniques. You’ll just have to sign up to find out what these techniques will be. This 6 month package will include a package filled with sock goodness every 2 months – a sock designed by a Knitting Central staff member, a new technique to learn, membership to a Yahoo group for knitting along, and of course,  yummy sock yarn to complete said pattern. My socks hit the mail the first week in October and I’m very excited! Go sign up today!

Happy Knitting!

2 Responses to “Best laid plans…”

  1. Pam on September 26, 2008 6:34 am

    It’s magnificent!! We’ll get a group together and stretch it from all sides and then block it.

  2. Jennifer on September 26, 2008 9:10 am

    Yikes! I hope you can reblock it bigger. It’s such a lovely piece of lace.

    I’m so excited to hear that you’re going to debut this year’s sock club again. BF just signed me up again (for my birthday gift). What a guy.

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