Saturday, July 05, 2008

M is for ...

Major, massive undertaking.



Yes, that is my first "real" lace project. And, if I may say so my self (which, no duh, I can since this is my blog), I feel like I am really setting the bar pretty high. Not so much because there are a lot of complicated stitches, but because HOLY CRAP there are a lot of stitches period.



This is the Bee Fields shawl. BeFri bought the pattern for me as a Christmas gift and I have been working up the nerve to wind my Geisha yarn into a pretty ball and get to knitting. Being that it is such a massive undertaking for me, I had to psyche myself up. I do have one issue and that is my yarn gauge. It is smaller than the pattern's which means my shawl will be smaller than the pattern and that is NO GOOD! I want it to be nice and big and sqooshy. After reading the pattern, I realize I have no idea of exactly what I am doing or how this is working. Basically I am following along the pattern blindly and hoping for the best. I can't figure out how or where I could do extra stuff to make it bigger so I think I am going to e-mail Ann, the pattern creator. Hopefully she can say like, "Oh, just do an extra repeat of rows 1,161 through 2,378." Ha!

3 comments:

Susan said...

That's a beautiful color for the shawl. I haven't started mine yet but I believe there are two sizes in the pattern and you could make the larger one.

Suz said...

I am so excited to see my gift come to life!

c said...

jenna, you'll know who this is when i tell you to rip rip rip. i say it with love in my heart and confidence in your ability to start over and make the perfect shawl. i've just reread your post here and not only will the shawl be smaller but the lace won't be 'lacey' if the gauge is off. i know you said all this sat. i wish i had piped up then but i have to hear things 3 or 4 times before they sink in...