Saturday, 3 November 2007

Exit from Muir


I blocked Muir yesterday, and I'm really pleased with the final product.

As I mentioned in a previous post I used a needle size (4mm) that was larger than what I've generally knit laceweight on (2mm - 2.75mm). I love the effect and will try to remember that when I cast on my next lace project and the 'looseness' freaks me out.
The pattern is a 32 row repeat (even rows are all purl) and the pattern is pretty intuitive once it has been established.

I used 4mm needles and 4.5 balls of Kid Silk Night. The only modification I made to the pattern was a mistake on my part. I made the picot at the beginning of each row instead of on alternate rows as indicated on the chart. When I realised this on row 6 I decided that picots on every row was a better idea then attempting to rip back Kid Silk Night.


Pre-blocking it was 24 x 58 inches.
Post blocking it was 28 x 72 inches.

I used blocking wires to straighten the edges - but I didn't block it hard at all. In fact I didn't attempt to stretch it at all while blocking, and I didn't pin it. I just let the weight of the wires hold it in place.

I was worried the blocking would mean the stole lost its fluffiness - but it didn't. It's still oh so fluffy and welcoming.


This weekend I'll be working on tea cosies. I still have a couple of 'Loopy Ewe' cosy requests to fill, and I want to get one or two off to St John Ambulance this week. (As it was their tea cosy fundraising campaign that started this latest trend in my knitting!)



I'm pondering my next big project. I have a few contenders - all of which have been on my 'to do' list for ages! I'll keep pondering which one to tackle while I finish up these cosies and expect then I'll cast on for something else entirely.

23 comments:

fleegle said...

It's really lovely, Soo. I love mohair/silk! Guess you share my addiction

Do tell about your project pondering! I want to see what you are thinking about.

Queen of the froggers said...

I keep seeing beautiful Muirs and yours is gorgeous. The colour is great.

ContinentalCat said...

It looks fabulous, and what a great colour.

Beverly said...

So gorgeous!

Romi said...

Wow! It is truly truly gorgeous! You did an amazing job. :)

z's momma said...

Your blocked Muir is gorgeous. And the tea cozies--very cool.

cpurl17 said...

It's just lovely.

LittleBerry said...

Muir is lovely and the colour is just so lovely..... I'm curious about your next project... do tell

susubee said...

Your lace always looks so lovely, Soo. Really! All those little pictures along your sidebar are just incredible eyecandy.

I can't wait to see what other fun tea cozies you create, too :)

Kay said...

It does look just gorgeous. Lovely job.

Holly said...

Beautiful Muir. Beautiful color! I can't wait to see what you come up with next, Soo. You're knitting is so inspirational!

Jane said...

Your Muir is really beautiful! Light and soft. I imagine it's warm too! Great wrap to take off the chill. I bet your "to do" list is huge but I know you can do them all! Can't wait to see what's next.

Adrienne said...

WOW! Amazing! Just beautiful!

clarabelle said...

It's gorge, Soo!

Just waiting for my KSN to arrive, then I can be a total and utter copycat.

The Caked Crusader said...

Hurrah for the tea cosies!

jen said...

OMG!!! the loopy ewe tea cozy is the cutest tea cozy i have ever seen!!!
makes me wish i had a tea pot instead of kettle

freakin' adorable!!

yarndancer said...

Ooh, it's lovely! I'm very jealous, I need to make one of my own now.

What patterns are you thinking of making? It'd be interesting to see the choices.

blog-blethers said...

Muir is wonderful!

And I love the sheep tea cosy too!

Debbie said...

Once again, you are inspiring me to cast on. Beautiful work, Soo!

AlisonH said...

So much gorgeousness packed into one page!

Viknits said...

I probably wouldn't if I actually liked green! I mean it's ok in small doses.. but they're just a bit *too much* of the green-ness! They are growing on me though ;)

Fiona said...

Really beautiful work - as always.

Kristina B said...

This looks absolutely amazing, Soo. Glad I went with the Kidsilk Night :-)