no excuse

I realize I'm the only one of the three who has absolutely no excuse for not blogging. Brandy off in the wilds of Texas, Abby fighting it out with crazy landlords, understandably no blogging...but me, woman of leisure, teaching one measly class, attempting to look like she's trying to keep up with the literature in her field when really she's just knitting with a book open in front of her, yeah, no excuse!! So here I offer ONE of the things I'm working on. To follow up on the bathmat for Rhonda's house, I'm also making lace curtains, LACE CURTAINS?!?!, what was I on when I promised that!!! Anyway here are the test swatches for the main part and the edging up the center...

I was terribly displeased at first. The lace seemed so chucky. It's Euroflax which is sport weight or smaller but it still ain't lace weight. I toyed with breaking down and using lace weight for about two seconds before I realize that it would take the next ten months of my life. I do intend to knit real lace one of these days...but not today. I've grown to like the boldness of doing lace in this weight...I hope Rhonda sees it that way too!!! Here's a picture of the knobbly, wobbly stuff as it grows from my needle into a curtain. I can't believe how much wet blocking does for lace. I mean you can see how uninspiring the stuff is before blocking just by looking at Max' face...can't get much more unenthused than that. Of course it could also have to do with the fact that he was taking a lovely nap on the bed and I skootched him out of the way to use the bedspread for the photos. Spoiled spoiled spoiled!!!



For those astute viewers, you do realize that I have to figure out how I'm going to make the lovely edge pattern reverse so it will look the same going up the center of the other curtain...yeah I'm choosing to ignore it...

2 comments:

burab said...

The lace looks great! I'm sure your aunt will love it - sturdy lace to match the sturdy house!
The apartment is finalized...FINALLY! I'll no longer get the freshly renovated apartment with new carpet and stainless steel appliances, but I will be getting a competent and helpful leasing company that actually cares about whether we're happy with our apartment! A reasonable trade, I think.

Brandy said...

I guess I missed all the apartment drama, but I am glad you've got something worked out anyhow. Are you moved in yet?

The lace looks great Jen. It looks like it would take forever. Are these full length curtains?