Friday, December 7, 2007

The Secret's Out

I finally finished the Secret of the Stole KAL (and only one day after the deadline, too!)

It will never cease to amaze me that you can start with this

and end up with this:

(Why yes, that is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles towel)

The Yarn Harlot has a much more elegant post on lace and the magic of blocking, and since I can't say it any better than she can and I'm in the throes of finals I will send you there (and might I add I am in desperate need of those blocking wires. The thing about stoles is they have two very loooong straight edges. I tried the string method but it didn't work; I think it was because the edges were just too long). I have been making other things, but I have to do a research proposal, a planning document (just as boring as it sounds), and an in-depth annotated bibliography for reference. Unfortunately I don't think any of my professors will accept a hand-knit pair of socks instead (crazy, I know). Next Friday, I promise.
Blogger is being really frustrating. I may be switching to WordPress (don't worry, I'll let you know).
I should also admit that I signed up for the Secret of the Stole II. After my first semester of graduate school, more lace knitting on tiny needles sounds like a piece of cake.
Wish me luck. I'm diving back into the piles of homework. Seeing that light at the end of the tunnel...


nauticalknitter said...

Congratulations on your beautiful stole! It looks wonderful in the black!!!

CraftyBookworm said...

Thank you! And thanks for the beautiful pattern! Can't wait to start Secret of the Stole II!

SYLVIE said...

Your stole looks gorgeous!