Tuesday, April 24, 2007

After some bummers in the course of choosing and getting the right yarn for the project, 2trees finally found what she needs in her stash! Now she is on her way through the base triangles:

Cheryl had a wonderful time meeting the Harlot in Bluegrass Festival of Book ... only that she was desperately in need of a sock project there! She did managed to have some knitting time for the stole on the car and is starting Tier 6.

Many of you are still working hard on the project: Dawn is on Tier 10; Katrina on Tier 13; Katherine Tier 16 and Heather is 1/3 of the way done. Very good job, ladies!

And save the most exciting news for last ... after finishing her FPS, Colette took up another challenging lace adventure - having her own design! So far, Merilyn's Stole is looking gorgeous and you should all go and have a look!

Friday, April 20, 2007

After restraining her need to light her FPS on fire, Kris has made it to tier 3! Look at how pretty her stole is......

I think it's so interesting how Kris' yarn is making each lace unit a different color - totally cool, right? Well done Kris!

(Agnes took over from here due to technical problem happening again in chez FluffyKnitterDeb.)

Laura finished the borders and ventured into the lacy tiers, thinking doing 2 tiers before the weekly update would be a reasonable goal ... instead she found herself engaged in Nupp Wrestling, which she thought should be a new item in Olympic Sports:
But the Lily of the Valley lace is soooo lovely!

Peggy is moving into the home stretch of Tier 16! 3 more and she would be doing the finishing border. Go and read about her opinion of Clover and Brittany needles in lace knitting.

Polly sets herself the goal of starting a sweater project when she reaches midway of FPS:
She is now on Tier 7.

Rebekah has finally finished with her baby gifts knitting, for the time being at least, and is able to work on her FPS.

Valerie hasn't had too much time to knit, but she managed to get lots of new yarns and new book. Her FPS is looking gorgeous too:

Congratulations to all you ladies! All your works are looking great.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Good things come in two

Hello everybody! I hope you all had an exciting weekend as I did! Before I tell you what the excitement was about, let's have a look at this week's updates.

New members keep coming in. This week, we welcome Katherine from New Zealand. She started the FPS project a couple of years ago and is taking her time working on it. Right now she is on Tier 14 ... 14! You are getting really close, Katherine ... keep going! She is using a pale blue mystery wool lace yarn she got from her LYS and she is very happy with it because it shows off the stitches very well:
3.25mm metal is her choice of needles and she employs a small needle size when it comes to the nupps. Right now, she is aiming for the full 23 tiers.

Cheryl is having a take two on the project. In her own words, it is "sucking the life right out of her" ... go here to read about why ... and offer her some support.

Dawn is gradually progressing and she is now at Tier 9:

Colette finally got her FPS blocked ... and boy! the sage green is so suitable for this project:

Well, as the title suggested, good things come in two. There is one more completed stole this week:
That's me! Yeah, I had been in an excited mood whole weekend because of it!

Well, that's it for this week. I hope the 2 FOs can serve as boosters to your knitting. :)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

So much for a mega update :)

Only two updates this week so I'll jump right in!

Meg has discovered the secret to make her FPS a more enjoyable knit - she's knitting backwards instead of turning each row! She's gotten to tier 5...

I love that beautiful eggplant color and your stole looks amazing Meg!!

"The Blob" as Peggy likes to refer to her FPS is coming along nicely!

She's on tier 13! Lucky woman :) She's a little worried about her stitch definition because of the fuzziness of the alpaca but let's all assure her of the miracle of blocking! No worries, Peggy, it will block out just fine!

Have a great week, knit lots and for those in the US, don't forget the dreaded tax man!! :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hello again! Another week passed and here are this week's updates ... (and I have virtually run out of ideas for titles! hahaha ... )

Okay, it's a pretty slim report this week. First of all, I am done with the body of the stole and am marching into the border ... which is always a love-hate thing for me:
The feeling of "so close, yet so far away" is killing, you know. But after finishing the Monkey socks, I would go back and finish it!

I just heard from Anne M, who has been busy with lots of baby knits for the 4 new family members. The stocking stitch made her long for the lace ... and now she is on Tier 8.

Denise is still extremely busy with the home remodeling project. But she is going back to Florida later this week, hoping that she can have some quality knitting time on the plane. Right now, she has just finished the top triangles:
Don't be surprised if they don't look exactly like your top triangles because she used provisional cast on.

Finally, Heather is making steady progress of one tier a week ... she is on to Tier 6 now.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Slim pickin's this week

Must be cause it's Passover or spring break, or Easter week, or the moon is in the seventh house, or....? but the update pickin's are might slim this week!

Slim, maybe but very impressive nonetheless. Just look at this beauty!

Regina has 12 tiers under her belt and isn't that cashmere just delicious?

Finally, I too have an update!

Here at Chez FKD after finishing up my Carnival Throw that had been languishing for more than a year, I've finally gotten back to my FPS! I'm just about to start tier 4 and I'm really enjoying the process.

That's all for this week, enjoy whatever holiday you celebrate or whatever house your moon is in! See ya next week with TONS of updates (that's a HINT ladies!)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Proudly marching into the 3rd month

Yep ... no matter what stage you are in, feel proud because you are making something gorgeous! *grin*

Yet another new knitter joining ... let's welcome blogless Deb. She hasn't given me much detail about her plan yet, but I'll let you know once I get anything.

This past week has been bubbling with activities among us. Before leaving for vacation, Cheryl has a brief moment of being lost ... which side is the RS and which is the WS? Luckily, all were sorted out now. For those of you who haven't started yet, one way to avoid this confusion is to pin a tiny pin on the RS of the border as a reminder ... this is what I did.

Something exciting in chez Colette ... she has finished knitting the body of the stole! Woo hoo! Here is a close-up shot:
You can see another shot of the whole stole on her blog. You are an inspiration, Colette!

Dawn is now on Tier 7. The light yarn on light needle is still a woe to her. Besides, she is considering whether to make 19 tiers or 21 tiers:

Denise is back from the gorgeous weather in Florida. She has just completed the base triangles ... this is a big leap because everyone would be eager to have these done so that they can jump into the beautiful lace! However, the FPS isn't the only big project on Denise's hands ... she is taking a 2-socks-on-2-circulars class and the huge project of remodelling her home! Good luck, Denise!

Heather is one crazy girl! Why? She is having 2 FPS on the needles ... AT THE SAME TIME! She is farther on the white one than the maple leaf one ... Tier 5. When she finishes the white one, there will be a happy lucky bride ... because this one is going to be a wedding gift.

Both Dorothy and Katrina are now halfway done. Katrina is hoping that the second half would go faster because she has memorized the patterns already. Don't worry, Katrina, that is exactly what is going to happen. ;)

Lastly, I have been pushing really hard on the stole too. Right now, I still have 3 more rectangles to go and then I would be done with the body and moving into the top triangles!
I am really really loving this project!