Sunday, August 9, 2009

Daffodil Design

On the 5th I cast on for what is probably my most ambitious project ever- Marianne Kinzel's Daffodil Design. I haven't done lace knitting for awhile, but not matter how complicated the final product gets it's all just combinations of knit and purl stitches. (Of course, occasionally there are things like purl a huge number together, or "Knit forward/back to MAKE EIGHT" in one stitch, which does up the difficulty factor- I've never seen M8 before this one, but still, its all knit/purl/yarnover)

This is what the finished lace will look like. I am pretty sure this is unblocked.You can see (if you are on ravelry) the blocked version and a few other pictures on Emmybess's Ravelry profile or her project page. She was nice enough to let me use her photo to show you all what this will look like when I am done. There is no project photo online, since it is from an old book, the only completed pictures are other people's projects. The blocked photo is even more lovely, but the edges are curled over a clothesline, so it's tough to see the "whole picture" of it.

So far I have gotten section A and B done. There are 7 sections, but since this is a circle that starts in the middle, 2/7 means I actually haven't gotten much done at all. I am currently at the part of the middle flower right before the petals start curving off. Barely ANY of it is done!

I'm still not sure if I can tell you WHY i'm making this, but it is for someone very special in my family. I'm super excited and hope to make a gorgeous piece of lace. I don't have my camera right now, but will post progress pictures soon.


SuzyQ01 said...

I really want to see this up close and in person before you send it looks like it will be a gorgeous piece!

Lisa said...

That's really beautiful--I love my Kinzel books, and have gone through them a dozen times, saying, "I wanna make that, and that, and that..."

Do you need a reason to make lace?? I think it's kind of like mountain-climbing. I do it because it's there (and laceweight yarn is always, always the prettiest!)