Monday, May 21, 2012

Lacy lace


The race is on to finish the Victorian Lace Shrug in time for Lily's birthday party on Sunday. I'd  hoped to be further along by now, but I'm knitting even more slowly than my usual snail pace so that I don't make mistakes and have to rip out rows.


I wrote out all 26 rows in a notebook to make it easier to follow along. Do you ever do that? I'm not great with charts, so this works well for me.  

This photo is from a Yosemite travel site
Something very, very exciting is coming up soon ... a trip to Yosemite! I'm counting down the days. I haven't been there since I got in to birdwatching about six years ago and I'm looking forward to early morning birding.  Hoping to see woodpeckers and (fingers crossed) maybe even an owl or two!

I'm sorry I haven't been visiting your blogs lately. I'm a bit overwhelmed with a big project at work and don't have the energy to spend time on the computer at home after being on it all day long at the office. Hopefully things will get back to normal in a couple weeks.

13 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Stacy,

Your shrug is looking so beautiful, the colour is amazing! I am always writing pattern rows down, it's easier for me too.

That photo of Yosemite made my heart stop! Oh my goodness!!! What a gorgeous place! I am sure you will see plenty of bird life. Please take lots of photos.

Take care
Linda

Tracey said...

Stacy, you can do it and how lovely it will be!
I write each line of a pattern on an index card, that way I know exactly what line I am on. It takes a little time to write out,but it does give me a chance to really read the pattern.
How exciting that you are going to Yosemite, you must be beside yourself! You have the camera battery all charged right? :)

Pumpkin said...

The shrug is looking fantastic! Before you know it you will be finishing it up and then it will be off to it's adorable recipient! Also, you will LOVE Yosemite, it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. But if you get motion sick easily, come prepared for the drive.

WildflowerWool said...

Hope you met your deadline for the shrug. Great colour!

Lisa-24-7 said...

Very pretty lace! I hope you finish it in time.

Theresa said...

You will finish that gift, I just know it:) I am excited for you to take that trip to Yosemite, can't wait to see pics of birds and even an OWL!

Have a blessed day, HUGS!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I can't wait to see the finished product. Never been to Yosemite but that is on my "need to visit" list. When Amelia is a bit older and can appreciate an educational vacation.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WOW, Lily is going to be 1!!! Time for a big party! Very pretty shawl you are making her.
Your vacation sounds great! I think I could use one! We have woodpeckers here and they are pecking on our trees! I haven't seen any owls...
Warmly,
deb

justjenn said...

Charts irk me as well. I often write down the pattern in large handwriting. I love, love, love the color of that yarn.

Suz said...

I think I stopped following you...by mistake! So I refollowed you....yikes...I am dangerous with instructions too....Ilove that blue..what is it called....
Happy Birthday Party
Yosemite...wow...is that gorgeous....Im jealous...aren't we fortunate that Teddy Roosevelt saved all that beautiful land in National Parks!

Joan said...

Love the scarf! Someday I hope to visit Yosemite Park as well! Have a great trip.

Lap Dog Knits said...

Hope you finish in time...
YO's always have a way of slowing you down when there's a finish line to meet
I don't write out graphs - I should though because then I think I'd actually start a pattern, instead I look at it and move to something else - I'll look for a cute little notebook, thanks for the tip.
Yosemite - on my "to do list" in October,,,have a great time!!!!

Sparkle and Co said...

I'm diying to see the final result!