Numerical Knitting

May 31, 2006

Amazing Lace!!

Filed under: General,Knitting — by bethc @ 9:12 pm

(this is my entry for challenge 1 of Amazing Lace)

Hi… I'm Beth, and I'm a knitter. My grandma taught me and she had a few rules:

  1. don't knit socks, they're fiddly
  2. don't knit lace, it's a pain

After years of knitting (both prolifically and not at all) this is the summer where grandma and I part ways, but since she died about 18 years ago I'm ok with that. I have signed up for an introduction to socks, and, well… here's some lace!

So we embark on an Amazing adventure just me and my lace (and grandma's ghost!)

Meet my lace…



Third time's a charm! Birch!

I understand from blogville that she can be a fickle partner so I did some training before we paired up… I made something that goes from big to small.

I also worked up her little sister! All the style, but none of the fluff!

baby Birch

 And we agreed that all that fluff of Kid Silk Haze might just be too much of a good thing so she's agreed to Knitpicks Shimmer in a color they call Morning Mist and grandma would call blue and white.

Birch toolsI gathered the tools and prepared for a formal start.

With great spirit, and promptness not often seen by me, we began our Amazing journey on a journey over Memorial Day week-end. Birch was cast on in the car on I-270 while stuck in traffic. Then cast on again on I-70… Knitted on the PA and OH turnpike as well as in a lecture hall, Birch and I are the team to beat! We have passed the challenge of the 299 stitch cast on and avoided the trials of a 3-year-old car sick boy… We are invincible!


  1. Beth,

    Thanks for looking at my entry. Looks like you have a wonderful team here! I really like your blog. You will have to share your success stories regarding teaching kids to knit (I plan to run the idea by my principal next year, even though I’ll be teaching 1st or 2nd grade at my local neighborhood school next year – which I love!). And I just love the fact that you also have a little boy who thinks all things PINK are grand!

    Comment by Heather — May 31, 2006 @ 10:29 pm |Reply

  2. Wow! You are so prepared! You knit a swatch and everything! Good luck! I am planning on knitting Birch at some point, so I look forward to see how Birch goes for you!

    Comment by silverarrowknits — June 1, 2006 @ 10:31 pm |Reply

  3. Good luck with knitting laces and the Birch shawl. Birch was my second major lace project and I ended up knitting two, one for me and one for my sister. It is a wonderful pattern. I look forward to see your Birch grow. Your yarn looks great and I love the colour.

    Comment by SigMa — June 5, 2006 @ 3:39 pm |Reply

  4. Great yarn choice for this project — I prefer it without all the haze. Good luck to your team!

    Comment by Rachel — June 7, 2006 @ 8:15 pm |Reply

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