Tuesday, April 14, 2009

If you...

have never done Entrelac and wonder about the mystery on how those tiny squares and triangles occur. Well, the best way to see if you ever want to knit it more than once, may I suggest to you knit one of these!

Garterlac Dishcloth
Garterlac Dishcloth by Criminy Jickets
Peaches n' Cream Cotton
Dalmation Colorway
Size US 8 needles
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It was fun! Easy to follow pattern and knit. Each time I did either a triangle or square and it came together, I did a tiny dance ;) I'll be helping to teach this to our Knitting Guild in the near future...er..which could be this Saturday!

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Whomever invented this method...style...whatever you call it of knitting is just amazing.

Now yes, I know this is garter stitch and the project I want is knit in stockinette, but is was just the technique I wanted to learn. You know, see how it all happens. The pattern may be a bit different, I don't know, haven't read it yet. Not worried..um..er...yet anyways!

What started this 2 year pondering...wondering...quest....vision...

Back to SAFF 2007....When I (and Shannon too!) saw Oliviaknits Lady Eleanor Stole. Speaking for myself, I was in awe. I had never seen anything in person like that before and it looked lovely and warm and, well heck I loved it and thought, I could never do that.

Onward to SAFF 2008...In person I get to see, fondle, drool, pet, and wish she would forget it in my luggage, Shannon's fabulous Lady E! I was hooked, and it didn't help that Cristi had been working on hers too! (Which I saw recently in person!! Lovely as well!)

So what did I do shortly after returning home from SAFF 2008...er...
Noro Silk Garden
Get my own Noro Silk Garden in 221. I've seen it knit up and just love all the colors.

So...will there be a 2009 sighting of a Lady E at SAFF....who knows, but I'd sure like to!

14 comments:

Sandra said...

Well, so far I was ressisting to entrelac, not because I thought it would have been hard, but simply because I haven't found a project I would like to CO! Who knowa, maybe soon I try - after all - must improme my knitting skills, right?

Bezzie said...

Mmmmm....that washcloth matches my cookies!

DPUTiger said...

I should do that before I tackle my Lady E. I have the Noro sitting in my stash. I need more free time!

chemgrrl said...

I, too, lust after Lady E. I will knit it. Someday. Maybe I'll use your finished one for inspiration.

Stacey said...

ooo, I can't wait to see if you do a Lady E! I've been wanting to try entrelac myself, that washcloth is great way to start!

Christie said...

I love entrelac! My absolute favorite scarf is Lady E in Silk Garden Lite...and I have 8 more balls in another colorway to make another!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

You have to knit it up!! You have such pretty yarn picked out too!!

SAFF 2009 is yours!!

Julie said...

I knit one of those washcloths and it was fun. I'm not so sure I'd want to do an entire stole using the technique. I do love the looks of Lady Eleanor though.

yarnsnob said...

Wow!!!! It turned out great. You got a lot done since I saw you last night. great job!!!

Lindsay said...

That dishcloth is so cool looking that I'll be shocked if I get through the evening without casting pone on. I bet you can get a Lady Eleanor done in no time! It's a fun and relatively quick project, especially if entrelac is something you really like. I'm thinking of making a 2nd one sometime soon.

Disco said...

Oooh, I just learned to do Entrelac too - it is so frickin cool. I'm working with Tonalita yarn on a pillow cover and just LOVE it.

Your dishcloth is great :0)

turtlegirl76 said...

Gotta love the Garterlac. I made a bunch of them a while ago but somehow never ended up with one for myself. Go figure.

tiennie said...

Very cool entrelac work!

Jennifer said...

I think entrelac is a lot of fun to knit. Love the washcloth!