Tuesday, February 14, 2006
This is the finished table runner. Dimensions: 18.25" x 46". The edges are a little wavy. I believe this is a result of the borders being completely twill treadlings against the staggered columns of overshot in the center. I suspect that this could be overcome with a mangle, or blocking it out the old fashioned way on tenterhooks.
Knitting continues (slowly) on the lace cardigan.
The Wedding Shawl is at the rumination stage. I swatched with the gossamer merino and decided that I would use larger than US 0 needles with that yarn. The past few evenings I've been poring over Margaret Stove's books and my notes from her spinning and lace knitting classes.
Last night I started to play around with spinning gossamer weight yarn on the Schacht. I used Cormo which had been combed on mini-combs to produce the 2 ply yarn below. The dress maker's pin is for size reference.
There are things I like about the yarn. It has good body to it. There's not enough to knit a good swatch. I'll keep playing with this. It's the kind of play I like.