Pattern: #324 from The New Knitting Stitch Library by Lesley Stanfield. I call it Acorn Lace.
Yarn: Opal sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% nylon
Color: Vintage Opal #176
Needles: Addi Turbo #1
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch
Done. They fit perfectly and I'm happy with them even though they're not like I imagined when I started knitting them.
If you missed my rant on too much black and upside down acorns, it's here.
Zooming in on the acorn lace and then rotating the picture 180 degrees, the acorns look like this.
It's a lovely lace pattern that I plan to use again someday, only I'll knit it right side up.
Pattern: Follow the Leader Aran by Janet Szabo
Yarn: Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool
Color: Antique Rose
Needles: US #5
Gauge: 22 stitches/4 inches in Moss Stitch
Remember FLAK? Which I set aside for two months because I said it was too hot to knit on it?
I think I lied. Truth is, I feel like knitting on it now and have completed 12 rows in the last 24 hours even though it is too hot and muggy to move without sweating.
Weather forecast is for even hotter weather (mid 90s) the next few days, so maybe it is too hot. I plan to give FLAK a good try though. I'm in the mood for finishing it so I can start the Aran with Set-in Sleeves
in the back of Janet's new book, Aran Sweater Design.
Has anyone else started the set-in sleeve sweater?