First there was this gem, which was a complete joy to knit. It was easy to pick up for "bite-sized" knitting sessions, where I might only have 15 minutes, but I wanted to have a project in my hands. It wasn't tricky, fussy, or persnickety, just straight up lovely-to-knit lace.
|Rachel's shawl, KAL Fall 2013|
Nest up is the biggest, most intricate, fabulous piece of knitting that I have accomplished in my time: Leaves of Grass. I look at it and think "heirloom" knitting, because this is art. I bow down to Jared Flood, who is a true genius of fiber and space between stitches. I am pleased to be the final participant to finish the LoG, and to have so much inspiration to draw from, seeing all my fellow KALers on this blog.
|Leaves of Grass, New Year's Day KAL 2013|
|Prairie, KAL Summer 2013|
The color still needs some tweaking as well. I took some pink lace and overdyed it with a packet of Kool-Aid. I think the color looks good from a distance, but when you look at it closely, there are undyed bits that are not so pleasing. Now that it's finished, I think another dip with some Kool-Aid would take care of the problem areas and leave me happy.
|Sempervivum, Summer 2013|
Whew! I think I 'm all caught up with my KAL progress, and I hope to stay a little more current with Spire! See you all on New Year's Day!