Welcome

I'm Laura. I am female, 31, a gamer, a bookworm, a knitter, a spinner, a tatter, pierced, tattooed, musical, vehemently geeky and occasionally ineptly artistic.

Hi!





Keep track of new posts!















View all icons
FO: Snowflakes in Cedarwoods


Posted at 12 Oct 2010 07:00:23 PM

It's hard to know how to start blog posts like these.

"Done"?

We'll go with "Done", then, and see where it gets us.


Pattern: Snowflakes in Cedarwoods by Anne Hanson
Yarn: Baruffa Cashwool, 3000 yards
Needles: Circular US #3 for the body, Circular US #2 + US #2 DPN for the edging


Actually, I finished over a week ago. September 27th, 2010 - which means I came in just under the wire for finishing inside of a year. My Ravelry records indicate that I cast on last year, on October 1st.



I can't praise Anne's patterns highly enough. They are unfailingly clear, well-written, errata-free, and well laid-out. I had the good fortune to meet her briefly at this year's Maryland Sheep and Wool, and she is just as lovely as she seems from her blog and patterns! I very much look forward to taking one of her classes someday.



I'm not ashamed to admit that blocking was a heinous nightmare. Now I understand why people build blocking frames if they plan to do this sort of thing multiple times! I had to fold it into quarters (while soaking wet - rather a neat trick) to pin block it on our spare queen sized bed. I have wires, but just couldn't make them work through four layers of wet lace. I'm happy with the edging; less so with the very center... but darned if I'll block it again this century.



The final dimensions: 70" per side, 4900" square.



I took it out to Bud Weil Park last week on a much-needed day off from work, and we had a little photoshoot. I think it deserved it. :-)




I've some more photos from the same shoot, different project - but those will have to wait another couple of weeks to see the light of day. Stay tuned!



On 12 Oct 2010 10:18:06 PM, Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What an accomplishment. I'm seriously green with envy.


On 13 Oct 2010 08:11:38 AM, Ali said...

Fabulous to see it blocked! How much yarn did you have left in the end?

Would love to see it on Saturday at knitting morning.


On 04 Nov 2010 08:35:36 AM, ADW said...

Great to see it, Laura. Not quite sheep to shawl, but I was there to see the beginning of it, and was there when you saw the one at the festival, and you put your finger on a certain spot and said, I'm making this, and I'm right THERE. It is just beautiful. Do you dare wear it?
xo ADW


On 10 Jan 2012 06:19:11 PM, Application Development said...

I subscribed to RSS, but for some reason, the messages are written in the form of some hieroglyph (How can it be corrected?!....


On 10 Jan 2012 07:39:32 PM, YouTubeComments said...

Hi! Everyone who reads this blog - Happy Reconciliation and Accord..!!


On 10 Jan 2012 09:00:43 PM, Get a flatter belly said...

Are you interested in webmaster`s income?!....


On 10 Jan 2012 10:20:53 PM, iPhone games for kids said...

Yeah, it is clear now !... From the very beginning I did not understand where was the connection with the title !!....


On 10 Jan 2012 11:40:18 PM, kitchen decor said...

See it for the first time!!....


On 11 Jan 2012 01:01:39 AM, Tour Packages in India said...

It's straight to the point! You could not tell in other words! :DD


On 11 Jan 2012 02:25:10 AM, best restaurant in las vegas said...

The material is on the five plus. But there is a minus! My internet speed 56kb/sek. The page was loading for about 40 seconds!....


On 11 Jan 2012 03:48:09 AM, window cleaner said...

I do`t regret that spent a few of minutes for reading. Write more often, surely'll come to read something new!....


On 11 Jan 2012 05:12:50 AM, laptop docking stations said...

Thanks for all the answers:) In fact, learned a lot of new information. Dut I just didn`t figure out what is what till the end!....


On 11 Jan 2012 05:17:44 AM, India Tour Packages said...

comment4


On 11 Jan 2012 05:38:44 AM, p90x said...

comment2


On 11 Jan 2012 06:37:20 AM, plugs said...

comment1


On 11 Jan 2012 06:40:16 AM, resume objective said...

This article is for professionals..!!


On 11 Jan 2012 07:55:06 AM, Weight loss singapore said...

comment3


On 11 Jan 2012 08:07:08 AM, Peliculas Online Gratis said...

The Author is crazy..!!


On 11 Jan 2012 09:30:59 AM, Personal trainer singapore said...

Honestly, not bad news!....


On 11 Jan 2012 10:04:58 AM, p 90x said...

comment5


On 11 Jan 2012 10:51:59 AM, Personal training singapore said...

Youth rock band "Ranetki" says thank you for such a wonderful blog..!!


On 11 Jan 2012 11:11:06 AM, get xbox live for free said...

comment6


On 11 Jan 2012 01:56:34 PM, Gadget News said...

Cool! You have answered. I'll take a quote! The meaning of life and everything else. Decided. No kidding!....