Monday, April 30, 2007

Rustic Lace

Even though the sky was overcast on Saturday, John and I drove to Matagorda Beach so I could take pictures of the fishtail scarf and he could hopefully come home with a fish tale of his own.

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Pattern: Lorrie's Fishtail Lace Scarf
Yarn: My own homespun
Needles: US 7
Finished size: 5.5" wide, 58" long (after blocking)

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Modifications: I used larger needles and worked the lace pattern on fewer stitches (33).

Thanks to everyone for helping me choose this pattern. It was perfect for showing off the shifts of color in my homespun and it was so much fun to knit. There is something very satisfying about knitting with yarn you have spun yourself. Even poorly spun yarn can magically transform an ordinary knitted item into something special. So if you've been wanting to learn to spin, but have been putting it off because you don't think you have time, you're missing out. Why wait any longer?

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At the end of the day, I had my pictures and John had his fish tale.

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Flounder for supper!

17 comments:

  1. The scarf looks great! I really like the color changes, and the fishtail pattern came out really lovely too. Congratulations on using you handspun in a pretty scarf!

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  2. I love the scarf and the setting for your pictures! Nice fish, too!

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  3. Knitting and fishing seem to go together so well! The scarf is fabulous. You did a grand job of knitting your handspun into the perfect project.

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  4. Wow, that IS fabulous. Your photography is amazing by the way! It's inspiring me to do something more than stretch my scarf out on the front window with scotch tape to take a picture :-)
    Hey, Doh! I wish fishtale was from Knitty, because they're having their calendar contest again....and your pictures would be perfect!!!...doh! If they were from knitty patterns....quick..you knit fast...whip something up and take some more cool pics :-)
    Thanks for your comment on my blog...I think I might start the tank also..and work on whatever strikes my fancy day by day...I'm a rebel

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  5. That is a project to be especially proud of! It's come out beautifully, and the pictures are really wonderful.

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  6. The scarf is beautiful....the pattern was the perfect choice. Nice looking flounder too :)

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  7. Oh my goodness -- I LOVE IT! And I'm so in awe that you used your handspun. BTW, the first pic is amazing!

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  8. The scarf is really lovely!Hopefully some day I will knit some of my hand spun. I rearranged it this weekend. Your spring cleaning is catchy. Please tell me you don't do it in the fall!! lol!

    Nice fish!

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  9. A gal and her scarf and a guy and his fish; perfect combination for a happy marriage.

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  10. Wow - that was well worth the wait. The photo op is amazing. I'm glad you added John and his catch of the day. It looks like great fun.

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  11. The scarf is beautiful...great photo! That fish sure does look good. What a great combo.

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  12. What a beautiful scarf, the yarn is exquisite! And I love the way you photographed it. Where is this beach in relation to Austin? It looks beautiful. Thanks for visiting my daughter's new blog and leaving a comment - - you are too kind. :)

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  13. It's beautiful! What a great idea to use the fishtail lace - it's so simple it really lets the yarn be the star.

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  14. Yay! The scarf is so beautiful! Perfect match between pattern and yarn and color and everything. It's so awesome to knit homespun and watching those colors change!

    And Hooray for John getting his fish too! YUM!

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  15. That turned out wonderfully! You are such a natural when it comes to spinning and knitting :o)

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  16. It's GORGEOUS!!!! Congrats on your first handspun scarf. I'm itching to get a wheel. I foresee a little trip down to The Fold in Illinois to try some v. soon!

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~Tracy