Monday, August 30, 2010

Goldregen Fini (UFO no more)









Goldregen by Herbert Niebling. I used Habu indigo dyed silk thread purchased during Stitches West many years ago. US 0000 for the first half, US 000 up until the edge blooms and then US 00 with crochet cast-off. Approx. 36 inches across, it makes for a nice little scarf sized Niebling. This is a two year old UFO that is now done at last.

I was knitting along on this project without a care in the world when I had "needle failure" where the needle and cable parted ways. The repair of all the dropped stitches was so traumatic that I didn't want to even look at this after I fixed it. That's all history now. It's so pretty that I am looking for another good Niebling to knit using this thread. I know it sounds like crazy talk but I have two nieces who are finally interested in having something I knit. I can't make one and then not have one for the other niece so I will search my patterns for something that will be comparable yet different.

In the mean time, I still have other UFO's that I will be looking to finish while I'm knitting more Nieblings. Life is good!

32 comments:

Jen said...

beyond stunning....

Rosalía said...

I agree with Jen. Stunning is a little word to name this amazing work!

Päivi, Lankakomero said...

Wonderful! It's really beautiful!

fleegle said...

As always, it is a 10+ on the Galactic Gorgeous scale! Aboslutely magnificent.

The erm, floaty leaves makes it difficult to see the pictures :(

Jane said...

Dear Jen,

Thank You! I'm so happy to finish this one! I'm going to be working on finishing UFO's. If all of them come out this well it will be worth it :-)

Jane said...

Dear Rosalia,

Thank you!It makes finishing worth while :-)

Jane said...

Dear Päivi, Lankakomero,
I'm so glad you like this one! I'm really happy with the results though working with silk is not as easy as working with cotton or wool!

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

Thank you! Since I get such pleasure from reading your blog and looking at all your wonderful projects it is only fitting that you get some eye candy from me from time to time :-) As for the leaves that obscure, Let's try a new template. You can always click on the pictures to see them larger on your screen too. I always do that :-)

Marlène said...

Bravo ! Cette dernière réalisation est de toute beauté ! Quelle finesse !
Vous m'épatez !

Marlène

PenCraft said...

I am awed. This is absolutely gorgeous. Can I be a niece?

Cookie said...

So beautiful. You did a wonderful job and I am in awe of your blocking.

Sharon said...

That is breathtaking!!

Ladybug said...

Oh my, it is even more lovely than I expected. You did such a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing it.

Jane said...

Dear Marlène,

Thank you for taking time to let me know you like how Goldregen came out! It took a long time but it's really one of the nicer Nieblings I've knit. Thanks again!

Jane said...

Dear PenCraft,

Thank you! The nieces are now very interested in the lace so I'm afraid no new nieces allowed LOL!

Jane said...

Dear Cookie,

Thank you! Just me, on my hands and knees with pins and a tape measure. I eye-ball most of it but it works for me :-)

Jane said...

Dear Sharon,

Thank you! I think it looks really good in Silk too :-)

Jane said...

Dear Ladybug,

Posting finished objects and receiving comments from everyone is one of the perks of lace knitting so Thank You for your kind words about my knitting :-)

LittleBerry said...

Jane it's stunning and I'm glad you 'had the heart' to finish it :o) It's a lovely colour as well. Thanks for sharing

Ann said...

Every picture has me saying OMG,OMG! Such loveliness! Please give yourself a little celebration. I would be so "puffed up" myself, if I'd done something like this. But that would only last until the next one started giving me fits.

Anonymous said...

I am, once again, awestruck by your work!

Carol said...

So beautiful! I can see why the repair would have been traumatic. I got scarred after having to tink sockweight lace. This? Turned out lovely, the work was WORTH it!

Soo said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always -- so delicate and an brilliant colour choice.

I had a similar needle catastrophe when I was working on the Lerwick Lace Shawl. Thinking about it can still make my heart stop!

Jane said...

Dear LittleBerry,

I'm very glad I finally finished as well :-) I have a few other UFO's I need to work on as well but not right now!

Jane said...

Dear Ann,

Thank you for your kind comment! I am very happy indeed to have finished this one but it does make me want to knit another using this thread LOL! I guess self torture is just a part of the deal with lace knitting :-)

Jane said...

Dear Anon.

Thank you! It's always nice when people drop by to see how my projects are getting on. Sometimes I actually finish one! LOL!

Jane said...

Dear Carol,

I also think it was worth it :-) Still, It gave me chills every time I picked this one up for months after the needle failure. I'm just glad I got over it!

Jane said...

Dear Soo,

I really love the indigo dyed silks from Habu so I plan to knit something else in another shade :-) I have admired the Lerwick Lace Shawl and have the pattern in my stash for a future project but I'd be really upset to loose stitches on that type of knitted lace where there is pattern in every row! I'd have a heart attack too!

Jann Mouer said...

WWWWWWOOOOOOWWWWWW - I've bought Niebling patterns but not there yet to knit them... You're inspiring me on my journey into Outer Lace!
xojrm

Jane said...

Dear Jann,

Thank you! I hope you have lots of fun with your own Niebling exploration!

Anonymous said...

Liebe Jane

Grossartig!
Susanne

Jane said...

Dear Susanne,

Thank you for your kind comment!