Saturday, April 07, 2012

Frühling. This took for freaking ever to finish!






I have not really had time to post anything for quite some time. The only thing I've been knitting on is this project which I am very happy to say is now done.

Herbert Nieblings Frühling. 60 inches in diameter using US 0000 needles for the very center leaves and US 000 needles for the rest. I used naturally dyed silk thread from “ A Verb For Keeping Warm” in the Tidepools colorway. This was a custom order done as a favor for me because I wanted to do a larger project but needed something fairly thin to work with. There are a few errors but nothing major.  

I tried to get this sucker done in time for Stitches West 2012 but it was taking over an hour to go around the work for one row and I just ran out of time.  Though I love how it came out, I just want to knit smaller projects for awhile before I tackle anything this large again.  Of course, I have a stash of really nice threads to pick from and a pile of patterns to choose from so you just never know :-) Until next time.....  

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is so very lovely there aren't words. You should be so proud. Thanks for sharing

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous! I completely understand the desire to work on smaller stuff for a while. Have fun!

fleegle said...

I concur. It's so beautiful that I lost my breath for a few seconds. Exquisite. Just superb.

Jane said...

Dear Anonymous,

Thanks for your kind post! I am very pleased with how this lace came out since it will eventually end up with the nieces :-)

Jane said...

Dear Carolyn,

Thank you! While I did have fun knitting this too, it was really a chore to finish the last 20 rows. The cast-off was no picnic either. I have a couple of smaller Niebling projects in the works so maybe I will post more in the next few months :-)

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

My Thanks! Since I have the same reaction to your knitting and spinning it's nice that I can reciprocate :-)

Carol said...

as usual, gorgeous. I totally get why you'd want to do smaller projects for a bit though. My current obsession is round dishcloths....fast and fun.

June said...

Oh, literally breathtaking! I gasped when I saw it. Beautiful... Amazing... I'm typeless!

hortenzita said...

I have no words. It is wonderful and I have no idea how hard it was to complete.

Katie K said...

Bravo!

Vanessa said...

It's so beautiful!!

kath1996 said...

stunningly beautiful....what gorgeous work....you are amazing.

And the color is perfect too. Lovely in every respect.

GinkgoKnits said...

It looks wonderful. I love the results of all your painstakingly done lace projects but it's hard to remember that taking forever = fantastic when the rows start taking over an hour.

Jane said...

Dear Carol,

Thank you! I had to laugh because my sister just bought yarn to make dishcloths since we are running low :-)

Jane said...

Dear June,

Thank you! I had much the same reaction when I saw this pattern for the first time. Now it's finished I can remove on to the next piece of lace on my "bucket list" :-)

Jane said...

Dear Hortenzita,

Thank you for your kind message! This was not so much hard to knit as time consuming to knit. Think Marathon rather than sprint and you have the idea. Still, it will be something for the nieces to remember me by when I'm gone :-)

Jane said...

Dear Katie K,

Many thanks!

Jane said...

Dear Vanessa,

Thank you! I love making something just for the beauty of it and posting pictures. No justification, no having to explain. You guys totally get it :-)

Jane said...

Dear kath 1996,

Thank you so much! I love this colorway from Verb too. When Kristine, the owner, told me she would custom dye silk thread for me I just told her to make any color she wanted. I'm really glad she made this. I also have this thread in a very pretty shade of green so there will be another project at some point :-)

Jane said...

Dear GinkoKnits,

Thank you! I love working with thread but it is quite a chunk out of your life to make one of these :-)

Ruby said...

I am speechless. This is absolutely so gorgeous it is beyond mere words. You did a great job. Love it. And the color just speaks volumes.

Isle of Aran said...

So Amazingly gorgeous!!! It is a true work of art and you should be Very proud!