Sunday, January 11, 2009

Disappointed/Elated

Disappointed because our big snowstorm turned into a measly inch.

Elated because I love entrelac! **



When I was knitting my first sock, a friend in knit group told me to "trust the instructions" when turning the heel. Same can be said of entrelac.

I'm geometry-impaired and it's a mystery to me how it all works--but, it does. All I have to do is follow the instructions. However, very quickly, the knitting became intuitive and I was doing it on my own.

The pattern is the Lady Eleanor Stole from Scarf Style. Since I'm using a variegated yarn, it won't be a checkerboard design. But I'm elated how each little rectangle is different.

The yarn is custom dyed from Briar Rose--Legend. A dream to work with.

And I'm beyond elated with knitting backwards!

**This is a practice piece. After I figure out needle size that looks best and how to eliminate wonky holes. I'll be casting on.

7 comments:

margaret in manhattan said...

congrats on knitting back backwards! I use it for all stockinette projects these days, and I mean ALL of them -

enjoy your project - I'm sure it will be wonderful!

stringplay said...

Picture is great and I love the colors.

Chris from Germany said...

Great job. I can only second Margaret. I never pearl whenever I can avoid it. Thus I also do ALL my "stockinetting" this way. It comes in extremely handy when you turn heels.
All the best from a snow covered Cologne

Linda said...

Knitting backwards? When I did my brief knitting I never ran into this term. I love the colors in your variegated yarn.

Bubblesknits said...

I need to learn how to knit backwards. The bit you have done looks great, btw!

Iron Needles said...

I, too, am knitting an entrelac piece for the first time. It's sort of a piece to use up stash, but I am liking it.

Perhaps I should put 'knitting backwards' on my list of things to learn for this year.

Thanks for entering my contest, too!

Lynne said...

I did two entrelac projects a few years ago and I loved "knitting backwards". Now I'm not so sure I remember how to do it!! Oh NO!!! Maybe I should try again! It was certainly fun. Mine were two bags that got felted so I didn't have to worry about a little extra space in places. They turned out lovely!

I hear you about the skimpy snow! :)