Thursday, February 23, 2006

Attack of the Blue Blob

Being unable to decide whom I should knit socks for first I stuck with my blue blob yesterday.

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Doesn't it look great?

I hate taking things off the needles and putting them on waste yarn. It takes ages to put them all back on the needles. But in the interest of having a good picture to show you I took all 651 stitches off the needles.

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It was so worth it. Isn't it lovely. The color in this picture is more the color it really is, a grey sort of blue. I know it's a little lumpy, but unblocked lace always is. I just love the center square. I almost wish it was larger, or maybe longer so the shawl was more of a stole. But I'm too lazy to rip it all out at this point and make changes. I think the border really compliments the center. It is exactly what I wanted, curvy like the center but more substantial.

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It took me two hours to get it all back on the needles. But it was completely worth it.

11 comments:

PURLPOWER said...

That is gorgeous! And really inspiring to a newcomer to lace knitting such as I. I'm about halfway through my first proper lace shawl and although it is going well I need to see beautiful finished items like this to keep me going. Thank you!

Lynda said...

Oh.My.Gosh!!!!! I'm such a lace-knitting dork I'm not even worthy to LOOK at that! It is just beautiful, beautiful...

Areli said...

That is so beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to get it off the needles and show off, it's so inspiring!

And thanks for your positive feedback on my tutorial, I really appreciate it, and am glad it's turning out to be useful.

Karyn said...

that is absolutely amazing! where oh where did you get the pattern? i dare to say it's not officially called a blue blob?

kimberly said...

Oh gorgeous!! Thanks for the picture.

Chris said...

WOW. Thanks for all the work you went to for those pictures! I'm amazed at the difference between the blob picture and the rest. GORGEOUS.

Katrina said...

Wow. All I can say is Wow. Absolutely stunning.

candsmom said...

That is AMAZING!! So incredibly gorgeous!! I love everything about it- the center panel, the border...And we're definitely indebted to you for taking 651 stitches off the needles!! Take care! :-)

kittensmittens said...

WOW!

knittinmom said...

I am cringing at the thought of moving all those stitches around, but it is GORGEOUS!

Esther said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful job..I would have had a heart attack taking that off the needles - you are a brave lady :-)