AUTHOR: Marsha Brofka-Berends DATE: 4/22/2007 09:42:00 PM ----- BODY:
Ever since SP9 ended, my spoiler, Lynnette, and I have kept in touch. One thing we discovered is that we're both new to lace knitting--"new" as in "haven't done it before but would really like to." We also discovered that we both have a fondness for dragons. "Hey," we thought, "wouldn't it be fun to do a lace project together?" After a few e-mails back and forth to discuss several possible patterns (the "Heere Be Dragone" shawl was mentioned but quickly determined to be not-a-good-idea-for-a-first-lace-project), we finally settled on the Dragon-Scale Scarf from Heritage Yarns. By coincidence, we both started our scarves at the same time (around Easter weekend), but house-related concerns (and not having the scarf and my camera anywhere near each other whenever I thought to take a picture of the thing) have kept me from posting about it until now. As you can see, I'm nearly two feet into it (I started a new skein at about eighteen inches). I've opted for a heavier yarn than the pattern calls for: I'm using the fabulous Patons SWS that Lynnette gave me, and I love how the scarf is turning out. The pattern's twelve-row repeat isn't difficult but is interesting enough to keep me from getting bored! I doubt that I'll be ready for Heere Be Dragone after this, but maybe one day, after I get a lot more lace knitting under my belt!

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-------- COMMENT-AUTHOR:Gina COMMENT-DATE:Monday, April 23, 2007 10:27:00 AM COMMENT-BODY:I absolutely love that pattern and it looks incredible in your scarf with that SWS yarn!

I have to try some of that soon! -------- COMMENT-AUTHOR:Marsha Brofka-Berends COMMENT-DATE:Monday, April 23, 2007 3:04:00 PM COMMENT-BODY:Hey, if you want to join this mini-knitalong, just let me know! :) -------- COMMENT-AUTHOR:Linnet COMMENT-DATE:Monday, April 23, 2007 5:49:00 PM COMMENT-BODY:That looks great! The yarn really works with the pattern. I'm not nearly as far along as you are, but it does go fast when I pick it up. -------- COMMENT-AUTHOR:JD COMMENT-DATE:Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:34:00 PM COMMENT-BODY:oh! i didn't know you were new to lace! GO FOR IT! the scarf looks great, especially in that yarn. and go for the shawl, too - it'll be awesome! --------